In 2017 it’ll be my 10 year anniversary of being married to Mr HB, and when I look back on my wedding, it was the happiest day of my life.
One of the things I was most happy about was how easy and stress free it all was and I think this was down to the fact that all I wanted on the day was to be married to Mr HB and for my friends and family to have a hoot on our wedding day. We were living in Battersea, London at the time, and Mr HB and I had barely two pennies to rub together. I was working for a disability charity and had a job which didn’t pay very much, and Mr HB was trying to establish himself as an actor. And, as you probably know, London is an expensive city.
Our wedding was held at Wandsworth Registry Office, where
Mr HB’s Parents and Grandparents married, following by a big, messy party at our local pub (which was sadly demolished a few years ago). My dress cost £68 (approx $120AUD) and our wedding meal was a self-serve BBQ. Mr HB’s parents secretly paid for the BBQ for us, so we used the money we’d saved for this to put behind the bar so our friends and family could have some drinks on us.
If we had have had more money, we may have done some things differently, but we didn’t, and so we did what we was the most affordable and fun at the time. And it was fun. Oh my gosh, was it fun. Our friends were amazing, so kind, and they took the whole day in the spirit it was meant – as a celebration of Mr HB and my relationship and our friendship with all of them.
Nearly ten years on, I look back at that day with fond memories. I also look back at my relationship with Mr HB with the same. We’ve done a lot, and had many adventures. We’ve adopted the Best Dog in the World, Valentine, and we’ve traveled to Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Indonesia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Holland, Germany, Poland and now have made Australia our home. We’ve suffered hard times, but we’ve suffered them together. We’ve learnt how to support each others ambitions and passions. And we’ve celebrated our achievements together, like the time I rode my bike from London to Paris or Mr HB made an appearance in Eastenders.
So, I guess in a way, this post is dedicated to my husband, Danny Brown, and to say ‘thank you’ for being you. I’m just the luckiest girl in the world.
Mr HB and me frolicking on Stradbroke Island
Valentine, Mr HB and me in our matching kimonos. Val looks a bit embarrassed…