9 years of wedded bliss

9 years ago today I walked down the aisle…………to Pachelbel’s Canon. Wow how original for a wedding. I did have it on the harp though for a bit of originality.  I don’t think I really knew what was going to happen in our future, I don’t think I saw 5 children and a few houses in my future. Or the challenges we’d have or the love I’d have. I was one of those girls who always knew she wanted to get married and have a family. I went to uni and I worked but I always knew that whatever happened I wanted to have a family and be home.

Looking back over these photos last night was fun. We look so young (and thin….back in the days when we had time to exercise). I thought we were so in love in those days (and we were) but love grows stronger and I sometimes tell retro daddy that I couldn’t imagine how much I would love him more as the time has gone on. I believe we each have someone out there that is just made for us.

It’s not always a walk in the park. We have our moments. We cool off, we laugh about it, we make jokes and just get on with it.

I married into his lovely family and he married into mine. It’s like we’ve always been together…………….over 12 1/2 years together and 9 years married. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m the spender, he’s the saver. I’m the chef and he’s the snacker. I clean the house and he’s responsible for the outside stuff (there is no gardening staff at the retro mummy residence). I’m the talker and he’s the thinker. I like champagne and he likes beer. I like sweet and he likes savoury. I can talk/type/watch tv/knit/talk on the phone at once and he can do one thing at a time. I’m the bossy one and he’s the fun machine.

Life is good and I hope it stays that way. Marriage is precious, a commitment like no other we make in our life, it brings joy and it’s not always easy but when it’s good it is really good. Happy anniversary to my lovely man today. And to lots more years ahead of us…………………..


  1. Happy Anniversary!

  2. I love this post – 26 years this year for Ian and me. You are right about complimentary traits. I don’t think I would still be married if I had tried to find someone exactly like me. And there are ups and downs – but I find the older I get I roll with things much more easily. Life is too short to be upset all the time. Happy Anniversary!

  3. Caitlin Babos says:

    Congratulations!! My mum & dad yesterday celebrated 42 years!!! My little sister added a photo of my parents to her Facebook and mum is such a little cutie!!! Enjoy your Day Corrie :)

  4. So young and wistful with the world at your feet and huge dreams to carry you forward! How could you have ever imagined the blessings that would come your way? May there be many more celebrations to share in your lives. Congratulations.

  5. Happy anniversary….looking forward to reading about your lives continuing to unfold.

  6. It was our 24th yesterday, we had a lovely casual family dinner out with our 3 boys (16, 17 1/2 and 21). We met when I was 12 at school in the band and choir and are still making beautiful music together :-) We have 2 singers, a drummer, a guitarist and a bassist

  7. You forgot: you are beautiful, and he is handsome: I think all your female readers say that over and over again….. and miniretrodaddy Finn is so like him, watch out girls!

  8. Congratulations! I absolutely love your post and hope you have many more years to come. xo

  9. rebecca maldonado says:

    happy anniversary to you both, you are one of my favorite bloggers and i always enjoy reading about you and your wonderful family. I wish you many more wonderful years. :)

  10. Hi Corrie! So many years together and you look so in love with retrodaddy!!! Lots of kisses from Spain. I love your blog

  11. Congratulations! We celebrate 10 years next year aswell!

  12. Beautiful thoughts on marriage Corrie . Love the pictures as well. Congratulations. Many more kids and houses to come. Ha ha! N x

  13. Jos Budge says:

    Gorgeous post – congrats!!!! Isn’t Finn a mini Mr Retro?! So alike.

  14. Congratulations.

  15. Lovely post Corrie. Happy anniversary to you both. xoxo

  16. Really lovely post Corrie. Some great candid photos from your wedding album. The candid shots from my wedding are my favourite too.

  17. Roksalanna says:

    Happy 9th Wedding Anniversary Corrie and Retro Daddy! Congratulations. Lovely post.

  18. Congratulations Corrie and Justin, marriage is such a blessing. We’re two years married in December, ten years together (yes he did make me wait seven years, we were engaged for one), and you’re right it does just get better :) xxx

  19. Happy Anniversary! Chalk and cheese, just like me and mine. It’s frustrating at times, but it really does work! Here’s to the rest of your lives together x

  20. Happy Anniversary -thanks for sharing your photos with us.
    We had our 45th Anniversary last Saturday and we got to thinking when our best times were. Apart from when we had our children -there were other great times but we both decided our best times are now when we can enjoy our retirement after a very busy life and enjoy being grandparents. So you have lots to look forward to!

  21. Love you wedding photos Corrie! Gosh your Finn is the image of his Dad! Thanks for sharing. Happy Anniversary :-)

  22. Happy Anniversary Corrie! Hope you & retro daddy get to celebrate your special day. What a lovely heartfelt post. The way in which you contrast yourself and retro daddy, really highlights how you both bring different strengths to make things work.

    My husband and I have been together 7 years yesterday and married for 3 in December, but it feels like we have always been together. Marriage is definitely a great blessing and a journey. I wish you more blessings in the years to come.

  23. Happy Anniversary!! I love your post, and I totally agree, the love and commitment gets stronger as the years go on, especially when you face some really huge challenges together along the way. I know I can’t imagine doing it with anyone other than Mr 8. We celebrate 14 years of marriage next month, but we have been together 22 years and every day I am thankful that I ended up with my dream of being a stay-at-home mum with a wonderful husband, surrounded by kids. Your post is beautiful and I know you and Retro Daddy will have many more wonderful years to come. Have a wonderful day.

  24. my husband and i will be celebrating 9 years as well in a few days and i too walked down the aisle to the same music. happy anniversary!

  25. Aww bless those words are just so special, Happy Anniversary Corrie. Isn’t it the best feeling ever to have the man of your dreams at your side every day. Lovely wedding dress.

  26. Beautiful post Corrie. We have been married 18 years. It’s been a rollercoaster but we’ve ridden it together and in reality, all you need is love!
    Congratulations on your very busy 9 years of marriage!

  27. Congrats Corrie & RD!! I loved the way you compared you & RD. at the end if the day you’re a partnership and everyone has their own strengths! Very similar to my & hubby’s relationship but I could never put it into words so eloquently! Love hearing about your little family. :)

  28. That’s just truly beautiful….we are so lucky and blessed to find a good match in our life partners we are clocking up 20 years in a couple of years and that will be half my life spent with him. Love truly grows and deepens over the years…incredibly so but it’s the work you put in and how you work things out and compromise that seems to be the magic ingredient. Lovely photos of your special day….gorgeous memories x

  29. oh dear! reading this made me realise that it is 7 years ago that I met my man, how could I forget that!

  30. Congratulations! Such lovely pictures of your memories. My mum and dad just celebrated 57 years Sunday. My hubby and I were 10 earlier this year. It is a lovely recognition to simply reflect on the day and truly appreciate what we are all lucky enough to have.

  31. Wow what a beautiful post!!! And how totally stunning are the two of you! It looks like such a gorgeous wedding. I know exactly what you mean… I fall more in love with my husband everyday and it’s nice looking back and seeing how much closer you have grown. Happy anniversary! Enjoy it! Xxx

  32. Phoebe Adams says:

    Lots of love! xxx

  33. anne seery says:

    Happy anniversary…….xxx

  34. Fashionista says:

    Happy anniversary retromummy & retrodaddy. May you continue along the happy road (although I’m not saying there won’t be bumps!).

  35. congratulations!

  36. Happy anniversary, we share the same anniversary date. My husband and I just celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary!!!

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