Anniversary Musings

16 years ago, I finally became a Mrs.

It was a beautiful day, albeit a little cold, being November!

A year of frantic planning, which had followed a beautiful four-year romance, during which we made the choice to be together forever ♥

We did the whole shebang, full on traditional craziness, from all the colourful customs, like the Maaiyaan (turmeric ceremony) and the Chura (Bangle ceremony), to some more modern, personal ones like a fancy dress night – well my family did anyway!

And the day itself was magical.

The beautician turned me into a princess, and my prince was there waiting for me at the Gurdwara, ready to take our vows in front of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and our loved ones.

We had a beautiful ceremony, followed by a fun-filled reception (I even had a bubble machine for the kids – and me!)

The Doli (leaving ceremony) was emotional, where it really hit home that I was leaving my parents, but after a heart-wrenching set of goodbyes, we finally set off on the journey that would take me to my new home.

And here we sit, 16 years on.

Happily together, with our own home, two crazed tweens, a furbaby and two feathered ones too!!

My Hubby Dearest has been my rock for the last 20 years, to be honest, and every day my love and respect grows for him a little more. He’s put up with my craziness over the years – and there is still plenty of that to come! He lovingly calls me ‘#Hashtag-Valiye’ – Hashtag Girl, basically, having had to share me with this blog, and all the social media that comes with it for the last few years.

I can truly say that I would not want to spend my life with anyone else but him.

Hubby Dearest- Happy Anniversary my darling, I love you more each day, thank you for being who you are, and for accepting me for who I am. Thank you for gifting me with our two children. Thank you for your never-ending support, and belief in me and my capabilities. My wish is that we are together forever, writing new chapters of our life together as we gain wrinkles and memories ♥

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Our First Dance

And so today we are off to celebrate our 16th Wedding Anniversary – sans children or pets – with a weekend away!

79 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tam
    Nov 24, 2017 @ 20:56:58

    Idk what you’re dancing to but pehla nasha is playing in my head 😅

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  2. watchingthedaisies
    Nov 19, 2017 @ 13:17:46

    Happy anniversary. I love your photograph. 🌼

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  3. Book Club Mom
    Nov 19, 2017 @ 00:30:31

    Very nice – sounds like a beautiful ceremony and celebration. Congrats and enjoy!

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  4. Saddles to Shorelines, and Life as it Comes
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 22:26:15

    Congrats and wishing you many more. Enjoy. 🙂

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  5. Dan Antion
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 20:59:44

    Happy anniversary.

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  6. joey
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 20:01:10

    Sooo sweet! Happy Anniversary! I shouldn’t even need to say Enjoy your weekend 🙂

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  7. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 19:08:13

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  8. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 19:07:09

    Congratulations to you both! Have a wonderful weekend. Michael

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  9. dornahainds
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 18:53:33

    🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀

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  10. Madekesiworld
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 16:50:20

    Happy anniversary dear. Hope one day, I too will get maried and start talking (writing) anniversaries. Hahaha…

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  11. Yoly
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 15:40:50

    Awww beautiful and congrats

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  12. Jennie
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 13:32:38

    Awww… such a lovely post to remember your wedding, Ritu. Happy anniversary, and happy weekend. 🙂❤️

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  13. Bernadette
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 13:07:21

    WISHING YOU EVEN MORE HAPPINESS IN THE YEARS TO COME. I WISH SOMEONE WOULD INVITE ME TO AN INDIAN WEDDING CEREMONY. THEY LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL.

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  14. indishe
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 12:50:43

    Happy anniversary

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  15. afternoonofsundries
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 12:42:32

    Awwww so lovely!! Thank you for sharing a bit about your wedding!! Sounds like it was truly magical!

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  16. vanbytheriver
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 12:28:26

    Something very successful about November marriages…Happy 16th to you, Ritu. Lovely picture. (We just had our 44th yesterday).

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  17. Ritu
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 11:26:20

    Thank you so much Chris 💜💜💜

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  18. Mr. Militant Negro
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 10:49:09

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™ and commented:

    Congratulations. Happy Anniversary. Live Long. Be Well. Stay Safe. Love Forever….. would have been my wedding day toast.

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  19. weggieboy
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 10:40:46

    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, Ritu! May you enjoy many, many more!

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  20. Shailaja V
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 09:48:04

    Happy anniversary, Ritu! That’s a gorgeous picture! Have a great time away. And hey, we got married at the same time. Completed 16 years this May 😃

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  21. Ruth
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 09:33:06

    Happy anniversay Ritu! ❤ x

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  22. The Story Reading Ape
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 09:29:15

    Happy Anniversary to both of you, Ritu 😀

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  23. Michael
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 09:22:42

    Wonderful Ritu, I hope the next 16 are as fabulous as the last 16…

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  24. April Munday
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 08:09:22

    Happy Anniversary to you both.

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  25. masgautsen
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 08:07:05

    Happy anniversary! Enjoy your weekend.

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  26. robbiesinspiration
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 07:21:17

    Congratulations, Ritu, have a wonderful weekend away.

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  27. marionfs
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 07:20:10

    Congratulations to you both, have a lovely weekend together, with no hashtags to distract you from a special time.

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  28. mopana
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 07:17:19

    Happy Anniversary, Ritu 🙂
    Mo-hugs and kisses to both of you!
    Have a great weekend!

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  29. IreneDesign2011
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 06:32:00

    Happy Anniversary to both of you and wish you a beautiful weekend together 😀

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  30. Kurian
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 05:32:31

    Happy Anniversary Ritu and many many many……. more to come

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  31. sonofabeach96
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 05:04:01

    Congratulations! Here’s to many more. Have fun!!! 😃

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  32. Cher
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 04:58:02

    Happy Anniversary to you both! 💘💘

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  33. ladyleemanila
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 04:27:29

    Happy Anniversary ❤

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  34. Lisa W Tetting
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 04:23:06

    Happy Anniversary!❤️

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  35. syl65
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 04:20:06

    Have a wonderful and magical weekend getaway Sister! ❤

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