The Bavarian has it handy, there’s no doubt about that. His mother’s birthday, his godmother’s birthday and our wedding anniversary all fall on the same date. The 14th October. Today.
In Ireland, a church wedding covers the marriage registry bit. In Germany it doesn’t. So we had to have a civil ceremony before the church ceremony. Rather than have two wedding anniversaries, we decided to pack everything into one day. Civil ceremony, breakfast for all our guests, a little break to rest and change, the church ceremony, the sparkling wine reception, the cake buffet (it’s a German thing), the evening meal and the dancing till dawn, literally. What a day we had!
So how’ve things been since then? Well nine years, three sons and one house later, the dress still fits, the Bavarian remembers the date and we’re still going strong.