O is for Officially Married!

I didn’t think I’d be this excited but I am. After almost six years of being with the most amazing man, we finally tied the knot this morning. Given that our friends and family are spread across four continents, we opted for a private court house ceremony that took all of 15 minutes. But it was lovely – we had candles and rings and love, lots of love and that’s all we need.

Me and my man :)

Me and my man 🙂

So it’s official – I am now a wife 🙂 Not that it changes much considering we’ve been living together for the past 5 years or so but it’s nice to upgrade my status from girlfriend to ‘weird French word no one can spell’ to wife.

I will be changing my name to something rare and Romanian, but I’m keeping my maiden name for all things writerly and will continue to publish as Suzanne van Rooyen.

Right, time for cake and champagne and celebrations…


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  • Congratulations!! I think that’s all a wedding needs to be. If you love someone, all you need is them. Not the expensive dress (that you’ll never wear again), or the flowers, or the food. All you need is love … hmm, didn’t someone already say that … 😀

    • Xaniver

      Thanks 😉 and now I have a Beatles song stuck in my head 😛

  • Suzanne Furness

    Congratulations to you both 🙂

    • Xaniver

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Colin

    Wooo! Congratulations, Suzanne! I suppose it’s good you’re keeping your maiden name for writerly things, now that I know how it’s supposed to be pronounced (thank you!). I’d hate to go to all the trouble of learning how to say it only to never use it. 😉 Seriously, though, I wish you many, many happy years together. 😀

    • Xaniver

      Thank you! 😀 Yes, sticking with my Afrikaans surname. I think my new name is even harder to pronounce for most people 😛

  • ST Bende

    Congratulations! Wishing you and the new hubby a lifetime of happiness.

    • Xaniver

      🙂 thank you!

  • Xaniver

    Thank you! Life is indeed good 😉

  • Xaniver

    There’s something special and lovely with the wedding being just about the two of you. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂