Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Just a Note

Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We certainly did.

I have a little story to tell today. It's about the time when I got married, and I forgot to bring my vows with me to the ceremony.

I had been thinking about what to say for months, rewriting, deleting, starting again... I never thought I would have such trouble. I've always been able to express myself in writing - much better than in speaking. Anyway, I was planning to write them out by hand and take them with me. But in the rush of things (you can read about my veil incident here) I clean forgot. It's not like I'd committed them to memory or anything - I needed those vows!

I remembered just in time to quickly scribble from memory a few of the things I wanted to say. But for the most part I was so mad at myself, and felt like I was doing the husband an injustice, that I rushed through them and failed to make the moment what it should have been. At least, that's how it felt, but he will say otherwise.

So to make things up to him, I have now written out the vows in full. I popped them in an envelope and gave them to him on Christmas morning. I also gave him this:

music, cake, love - our wedding in a nutshell
It's a Tagxedo representation of my vows, rendered in the wedding colours and framed for posterity. He loved it (of course!).

Tagxedo makes you feel clever

I'm still annoyed that the one time I really truly needed to express how I felt, I fell down. But it could've been worse, and it certainly doesn't mean that I don't feel what I tried to say I felt. This print, though, makes me feel a lot better. It's added the full stop to my sentence, the vow saga is now over, and I feel complete.

And on that note, I'll announce here that I'm going to take a little break from blogging - just a week or so while everyone recovers from Christmas. See you in the New Year!


  1. That was a fantastic way of bringing it all together, sometimes when you make a mistake, you find another way to make it even better! I love it, and I am sure Adam did, what a great keepsake. Enjoy a break away from blogging, looking forward to seeing your creations in the New Year. Happy New Year to you both. xxxx

  2. What a special gift. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year

  3. That was a lovely idea, Cheryl. Enjoy your break & hwere's wishing you a very happy New Year and all your dreams come true.

  4. This is so incredibly sweet! What a fantastic idea- I wonder about his reaction? My husband would be like- uh ok- thanks hun and move onto the next box. ;) I'm taking long blogging breaks as well- I made my first page yesterday for True Xoxo and I was literally jumping around in frustration- it's hard to start up after a long pause but I got the page done and I like it. I LOVE this project- I was swinging by because I know someone who is looking for Valentine's Day projects and I thought your bouquet is a perfect fit- she's looking for paper flowers. Gimme me a holla via FB. I'm sending her your link to the Gauche page so she sees all your different projects- I will include a link to THIS post because it's fantastic. ;) Christmas hugs to you and hubs!

  5. oops- you did just say his reaction was that he loved it- that's what I was asking- forgive my reading the post AFTER I bang away at my keyboard... makes me fun a quirky right? Say yes please. ;)

  6. HI - Michelle sent me! Love this project and looking forward to checking out your flowers too!
    Lowri :-)

  7. What a perfect way to give the gift of your vows! I hope you have a lovely break and I'm wishing you all the best for a happy and creative 2012