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From Boho Bride to Wife

{Image via Anne Taintor}

Hello Lovelies,

I was having a good chin wag with some girlfriends this week about the usual, work, life, families {yup, impending motherhood!} and marriage of course and as we all reminisced about our lovely weddings it occurred to me I hadn’t written anything on a personal note for a while…

I’m not actually sure if my personal thoughts are of any interest now I’m no longer a Bride-to-be {please tell me if this kind of blogging is indulgent and I shall desist} but for those eager to know what married life might be like or for those like me, making the transition – I thought I might note some of the wonderful things that have struck me in my journey from Boho Bride to Wife.

♥ I remember being scared about my name change. I’ve always liked my maiden name – it’s quite unusual and I did tend to associate my now surname with my hubby’s Nana…who’s very Margaret Thatcher. Fear not however, for this Mrs C is her own unique breed and when addressed so, I tend feel enormously proud and tingly all over.

♥ Having always been firmly in the ‘it’s more than a piece of paper’ marriage camp I am pleased to announce that for this Mrs at least, being my man’s wife feels as amazing as I deemed it would. It has deepened our bond as I hoped and I love nothing more than smugly starting my sentence with “My husband…”

♥ Our little family feels like a unit. Ok, perhaps more so now there’s a baby on the way – but Ads, our two fur babies, bump and myself are our own little circle of trust – I’ve even re-registered the cats at the vets under our family name!!!

♥ Our parents have {whether they realise it or not} slightly altered the way they see us. Does that make sense? It’s a weird thing to describe – but we’ve definitely felt a shift in how they are towards us. We’re treated more like grown-ups and aren’t expected to divulge every bit of info about our whereabouts, spending or income etc…I guess it’s a kind of added respect for our privacy as a married couple. I still don’t know if this makes sense – but I hope you get the idea.

♥ There’s a renewed sense of romance. The infamous ‘honeymoon period’ perhaps? Nothing beats buying that first Christmas card ‘To My Husband’ or catching someone from the oppasit sex glimpsing at your wedding ring as they chat to you. Shallow I know – but I ruddy loves it!!!

♥ We now sleep on pima cotton sheets, use matching sets of towels and cook our dinners in a Le Creuset…need I say more?! 😉

So how about you? Worried about anything beyond W-day? Has marriage changed the dynamic of your relationship? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

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  • my honest answer February 2, 2012, 9:31 am

    I, for one, really like the personal updates! And the wedding is really just the beginning, it’s the marriage that counts, so I think it would be weird for you NOT to talk about it.

  • Sarah February 3, 2012, 9:58 am

    Thank you lovely – well I’ll keep em coming then! X

  • Jenni Bush February 3, 2012, 10:15 am

    Please don’t stop the personal updates – love them. Transitioning from Miss/Ms to Mrs is a huge step and I continue to learn new things about my husband and our family every day x.

  • Sarah February 3, 2012, 10:33 am

    Thanks Jenni – I feel the same & it’s so nice to celebrate married life! x