two



On Friday the 11th of June 2004 (two years ago today), Jacob and I stood together in the barrel room of Mills Reef Winery and Restaurant (Bethlehem, Tauranga), and in the presence of some of our good friends and family, we were married.

Today being Sunday, and being rather a busy day for us, we decided to celebrate our two years of marriage yesterday by doing some of the things we love most: we went to 'La Cigale' french style markets in Parnell, and had some traditional paella for lunch; went wine tasting at fine wines and brought a bottle of Craggy Range Block 14 Syrah; enjoyed coffee together at Brasil on K'Rd; watched 'the Breakfast Club' on DVD; went out to dinner at 'Delicious' in Grey Lynn. Yes, all of those things in one day!

It can feel a bit false to pick a particular day to commemorate your relationship (we ignore Valentines day for this very reason), but I honestly feel like the time we spent, and the things we chose to do together do say something about who we are, and our relationship to one another. These were not 'special' things that are out of the ordinary for us, but things we do together often. These are things we chose to do to celebrate, not our wedding day 2 years ago, but the relationship that we have now, today.




I will leave you with Jacob's words to me on this day, two years on...

Two.
Two souls.
Two years on.
Two, meshing, morphing, joining.
Two becoming one.
Two together.
Two.

Comments

onscreen said…
Couldn't you think of a better DVD to watch? ;o)
melissa said…
Jonathan you Philistine! 'The Breakfast Club' is a classic piece of 80's cinema.

We actually only watched the end (we had watched the rest Friday night, but stopped to watch Rove.)

Jacob would like to add that we did also watch Little Fish with the Ritchies, (I forgot to put that in.)

For a review of Little Fish see:

http://www.lumiere.net.nz/reader/item/312
BJ said…
It was a nice wedding. I was there.
Jacob said…
So was I.

It was very nice. Aside from my lovely wife and the life changing message from the internationally renowned guest speaker, the 'blood of our Lord' was a particular highlight.
servant said…
I have to admit one of the funniest things I have seen was watching your wedding video and seeing Jacob's face when sipping the communion wine.

You could tell he was a torn man. Torn between the seriousness of the moment and the etiquette involved (not being able to have any more than one sip) yet loving what he was tasting and wanting a whole lot more of it.

It's not often you see people swishing and swirling the communion wine around in their mouth to get the full effect of the subtle flavours present in it and then realising that what they're tasting isn't some cheap nasty, but some quality red that one wishes to consume and savour.

Alas the moment didn't allow for it and the poor lad's face spoke volumes about the surprise and anguish of the situation. It was a brief moment, but it will amuse me for the rest of my life.
jeanie said…
update!!! :)
melissa said…
patience is a virtue miss Jean - and I have been away in Rotorua...I will be updating soon though.
jeanie said…
unfortunately, patience is a virtue THAT I DO NOT HAVE! you should knoe better.....
melissa said…
I'm not sure I 'knoe' anything...
jeanie said…
I'm sure you KNOW a lot! And I'm happy as can be now.......... :D

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