One year ago today I married my best friend.
We were so lucky to enjoy the most wonderful day filled with loved ones, sunshine and laughter. The weather was perfect, the gardens looked beautiful, the reception was stunning and the photobooth was without a doubt the best thing I’ve ever spent money on. Seriously, I spent most of the night in there.
And then of course there was Kevin, who looked the most handsome I’ve ever seen him decked out in his suit and tie and surprised me with the most beautiful wedding vows I could have imagined – even after eight years together he still has a few tricks up his sleeve!
A year on, there’s still not a single thing I’d change about the day. Well, other than remembering to eat more wedding cake!
There’s no denying that our first year of marriage has been pretty incredible. Just days after our wedding we jetted off to the Cook Islands for a dream honeymoon in Rarotonga and Aitutaki secretly planned by Kevin in the lead up to the wedding.
A couple of months later we made one of the second biggest decisions of our lives – we bought our first house! After spending a couple of weeks unpacking and getting settled we made a beeline to the SPCA and adopted two adorable kittens to help transform our house into our new home.
After learning one of our kittens had crippling orthopaedic issues in his knees and hips we spent the next few months navigating our way through two major surgeries. It was hard, expensive and heartbreaking, but thanks to the help of friends, family and strangers we got through it – and watching him rush after his sister at lightning speed, we know it was totally worth it.
It’s been a huge year for the Robinson’s and I can’t wait to see what adventures our second year of marriage has planned for us – if this year’s anything to go by, it’s going to be one to remember.
But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, it’s time to celebrate this milestone with some indulgent treats (five star hotel, here we come!), time in the beautiful sunshine and (of course) a lot of fun.