Celebrating My First Wedding Anniversary

Today marks a very special day in my life.

It is our first wedding anniversary and ninth year of being together.

Nearly a decade; and it has flown by. I can’t believe how lucky I’ve been that I’ve met my soulmate when I was in my late teens. Since then I feel like I’ve become a better person with the help of his guidance and am so happy with where we are now.

Our wedding was blissful because even though we were married at the end of November the sun was shining, the day was crisp and the setting was perfect. The day is still fresh in my mind and I remember how a number of people kept asking me why I look so calm. My reply was always the same, ‘how can I not be calm when I know I’m going to spend the rest of my life with the man of my dreams?’

So here we are, a whole year passed in a blur and now we have an addition to our family… meet Casper our white German Shepherd puppy!

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Awww isn’t he the cutest? Anyway, I thought I’ll share some wedding photos with you even though I’ve already posted about my wedding dress and decorations. All of our wedding photography was taken by the very talented Fleur Challis and her partner 🙂

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Today, I have no idea what we are doing as it’s a surprise (he’s very romantic) and so I’m off to enjoy our special day.

I leave you with a note that I wrote for the hubby:

“Nine years together, one in wedlock. Let it be forever but lets not watch the clock” – Alina Ghost

He is my world. He is my happily ever after. 

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • November 24, 2016

    Cathy Glynn

    Happy anniversary, such lovely photographs. I need your german shepherd, just perfect for cuddling up to on a cold winter night x

  • November 24, 2016

    five little doves

    Awww happy anniversary!! What gorgeous wedding photos!! I love german shepherds, super jealous of your puppy!

  • November 25, 2016


    Happy Anniversary, looks like you had a wonderful day. Casper is adorable too

  • November 25, 2016

    Ana De- Jesus

    Aw it brings tears to my eyes to know that such a beautiful, pure form of love still exists. You both looked lovely and I adore your wedding dress xxx

  • November 26, 2016

    Let's Flip A Home

    Aw, i love looking at wedding photographs. Your dress is stunning, and the setting and day just looked perfect. What a gorgeous quote you shared as well, I feel the same about my husband, he is my happily ever after. Thank you for sharing and i hope you enjoyed your day.

  • November 26, 2016


    Awww happy congratulations to you both, you guys looked awesome and so gorgeous on your day. Your German sherperd looks cute too

  • November 26, 2016

    Lisa Backsnbumps

    Such beautiful photos. Your dress is absolutely stunning x

  • November 27, 2016


    Happy Anniversary! So great to read long lasting love story. You looked absolutely stunning.

  • December 4, 2016

    Chloe Ciliberto

    Your wedding photos are absolutely stunning. I adore your dress and your dog is so beautiful. xxx