To my Love…

In celebration and remembrance of the magical day that sealed our love two years ago, let us remind ourselves of these wise words as we dance side by side today…

“Love one another, but make not a bond of love:

Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.

Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,

Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.

For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together yet not too near together:

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”

– Marriage from the Prophet.

Wedding Silhouette.

Time flies when you are having fun…

…Time does seem to go quicker and quicker these days but this last year has been the fastest yet!  I am wondering whether the old saying “time flies when you are having fun” means my first year of marriage must have been a blast then!!  Well, I can truly say it has been action packed and I can hardly believe one year has gone by…  Do I qualify for a paper or cotton prize?!  Hmmm the diamond anniversary is still some way off but at this rate I should be adorned in no time! Ha ha!

We haven’t done too badly… we are still speaking, sleeping in the same bed and have firmly established who does which tasks…erhmm errhmmm!  Team work being the name of the game!  I won’t pretend it has been one continuous twelve month honeymoon.. oh no.. we have taken the roof off a few times… if only the Maldives could have gone on forever!

Marriage is as successful as the effort you put in.  It is all about finding the balance between the elements of each other and the relationship, for they are all at play.  Sometimes as best friends we earth each other when one of us is out of sorts, at other times we are in transition with our own life’s and floating in the air in our own directions.  This is fine unless the tension mounts when trying to re-connect or in insuring one or other is not left feeling unappreciated or even not present in the moment.  By that last point I mean you are physically present but you are emotionally attached to a piece of electronic equipment and otherwise engaged else where!  Oh the powers of modern technology these days!

However, when any of these factors happen we just need to come back to a calm warm balanced tide of water.  Still fluid and ever changing but centred and sometimes grounded by the shore to rest and take stock before setting sail again.  With the right balance and commitment we are usually equipped to take on the passing storms life can sometimes throw at us and we will survive to carry on sailing through marriage for another day with wind in our sails and radiance lighting our path.

It is also very important to remain healthy and breathe in our own air, to never remain still or stagnant but fresh and strong, remaining as independent people.  For we may be united but like “the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadows”.  (Kahlil Gibran).

Like fire crackers we have fuses and blow outs but then comes the passion and love, an eternal flame continues to burn.  When all the elements are working in unison we are a force to be reckoned with and the dynamics of this bond have allowed us to achieve a great deal together this year, from work to home, health, stability, peace and unity to a new and exciting life as husband and wife.  Life is different than it was before and it is certainly for the better.  Saying “Yes” was one of the scariest decisions I have ever made but I am glad to have taken the plunge.  Where are we sailing to this next year I wonder?!

Today we are remembering the incredible journey we went on a year ago from Australia to the UK to Ibiza to seal our hearts and souls together and share this magic with our family and friends.  To each and every one of you, all of those who could not make it and to all of you we have since met and are yet still to know some important words to consider:

“The Greatest wisdom is in simplicity, love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness.  It is not complex or elaborate.  All you need is within you.  Find your heart, and you will find your way.”  

Carlos Barrios,  Mayan elder and Ajq’ij of the Eagle Clan.

My Magical Wedding Day.

The elements of love joining two souls for life.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable.

Enjoying a quiet moment of reflection together, whilst floating in a bubble of happiness as the sun slipped away on our Wedding Day.

The future stretching out before us as life long companions.

“Two people, yes, two lasting friends. 

The giving comes, the taking ends.

There is no measure for such things.

For this all Nature slows and sings.”

(Elizabeth Jennings).

Wedding silhouette as the sunsets.

Spreading a little magic with the weekly photo challenge. 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting…

I want my wedding day to stay in my memory forever but so much of it went by in fleeting moments.  Thankfully our photographers did an exceptional job of capturing many of these fleeting moments, some of which we may not have even seen ourselves at the time.

This photograph is compliments of Fusion Photography and captures a fleeting moment of wedding magic by our fabulous dancer performing the dance of the four elements.

Wedding Dancer.

Spreading a little magic with the weekly photo challenge.