Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Personal Post - Semper Familia by Anniek


Semper Familia
Personal post by Anniek

Last Friday I got married and September 1st will now forever be one of my most precious dates. We had such a beautiful day with our loving family, friends and colleagues. I loved every minute of it and before I knew it the day was over, but the memories will stay with me and warm my heart for a long time.

After seventeen years of friendship, Suze is family and I am so grateful that she could be with me on this special day. Suze was my maid of honor and she looked stunning with her husband in matching outfits. I can't wait to see the pictures our photographer has taken of us.

My husband, oh my that sounds good, and I are both very well organized, so we had our day thoroughly planned. My sister-in-law helped us with our schedule and made sure that everything went smoothly on the day itself. She did in incredible job and because of her we didn't have any stress or worries at all.

What made the day even more special is the fact that our children were present as well. We have a 3-year-old son and a 9-month-old daughter. My son handed us the rings during the ceremony and he was so proud. He called me a princess and I couldn't have wished for a better compliment. They both did so well and my heart swelled with love for my two little ones.

Marriage for us was the ultimate commitment as a family. That's why our rings have the words Semper Familia, which means Family Forever, engraved inside them. For us it was love at first sight and I feel so blessed to be where I am today.

September 1st 2017 was one of the happiest days of our lives and we wanted to give our guests a special gift to remember this precious event. We created a gift bag full of luck for them to take home. Soon we'll be on the way to our honeymoon destination, but before I go I'd like to say thank you for all the sweet messages, cards and presents I received. You've made me feel so special and loved. I feel blessed to have you in my life.

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46 comments:

  1. For me, romance is a surprise dinner prepared upon your return home. Both your names carved into a tree while on a hike. A gift of something useful that you needed, yet have not purchased. A card hidden for you to find. A single flower handed to you for no reason. A call during the day "just because". Poetry written. Coffee handed to you upon awakening. The list is endless, but really any small token you do to make your partner feel appreciated and loved is romance.

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  2. I'm so happy for you Anniek - may you have many, many years of happiness together :)

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  3. Romance means to me hope in the world... of my dreams! :D

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  4. "Could you describe what romance means to you?" Romance--isn't that an English school of fiction?

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  5. Congratulations, you now share the same wedding anniversary as one of my daughters. :-)

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  6. It sounds like a special ceremony. Congrats Anniek.

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  7. It doesn't have to be a grand gesture, just to know there is someone who loves you unconditionally

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  8. Wow Anniek ... congratulations :) 👰🏻

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  9. Congratulations Anniek <3 Wishing you both an eternity of love and happiness together.

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  10. Congratulations!!! Wishing you a life filled with joy together!

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  11. Congratulations! That is wonderful. I hope we will get to see some pictures of the wedding.

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  12. Romance means having someone to share your life with. Someone to laugh with, someone to love and someone to be there for you.

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  13. all my felicitations!! you made romance sound magical and i'm really happy for you, wishing you all the best

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  14. Firstly congratulations!! What does romance mean? interesting question. I think it's making someone the happiest they can possibly be. By giving your all.

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  15. Congratulations and all the best for a long and happy life together!

    Romance, for me, is all about the little things...

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  16. Congratulations on your beautiful day! Romance to me is all about the tiny little everyday thoughtful things.

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  17. Congratulations on you wedding!
    For me romance is in the little things,. Holding open a door. Offering to help with cleaning. Surprising ,e with a cuppa tea. Things like that.

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  18. Congratulations, Anniek! Wishing you and your family many years of happiness xx

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  19. Congrats :) To me romance means unconditional love :)

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  20. Being there when needed and making sure your loved one is happy xx

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  21. Many congratulations Anniek. Im very happy for you. Also so glad Suze could share your special day with you.
    Romance to me is someone who puts you first. Someone who makes you feel special in any way.
    Amanda.

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  22. Showing someone you care be it a smile or a hug.

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  23. Someone looking into your eyes and knowing they think the world of you.

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  24. Romance means knowing that you have that other person in your life that you would give your world to and visa versa

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  25. Keeping the flame going between a couple. Share and create unique moments

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  26. Congratulations!Romsnce is when someone cares for you and love you unconditionally!

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  27. Romance means to me treating someone with love and respect and being considerate.
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  28. Congratulations, Anniek! What a wonderful day for you all - life is all about family and friends! xxx

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  29. Anniek I love this post. I'm so pleased for all four of you. All my love xx

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  30. Congrats Anniek! Much happiness to you and your family! Romance for me just means being happy.

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  31. Romance is thoughtfulness and cuddles/affection and support.

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  32. For me it's an escape from reality. Even though I crave some HEA, I also like to be mind flick.

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  33. Congratulations! True romance to me are the little things you do to help &/or surprise your partner. Those things that make your partner happy.

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  34. Romance to me is having a companion who understands you and surprises you with kindness.

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  35. Being deeply in love with someone and to show the affection.

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  36. Congratz! (Also I believe romance means caring for someone and being their forever best friend)

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  37. Romance is love that is shared. ie it works both ways.

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  38. Congratulations. romance - means wearing a constant smile.

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  39. Having those bubbles in your tummy feeling every time you see the love of your life and treating every day as if it was your first date with them

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  40. To me romance isn't about extravagant dates or expensive gifts, it's making memories. It's the little things ..like how he knows to leave me alone when i'm reading ;)

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  41. For me romance is the little everyday things like making someone a cup of tea or telling them they look nice.

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