I remember being exhausted. Emotional. But tired. Often very tired.
The start of the trip was just what we needed after an exhausting few months of moving to a new house and starting a crazy new job. Four days in the tea trails – just the 2 of us.
The wedding was perfect because it made my grandmother and my parents so happy. I went through the pains of a second wedding ceremony for my grandmother mainly, as well as my aunts and uncles from my mum’s side who couldn’t make it to Australia. It was lovely to meet all the family, especially those from my dad’s village who made a huge effort for us. They came bearing lovely gifts and so much warmth – it was lovely.
Saying a teary goodbye to my grandma and my mum’s youngest sister was hard.
And the rest of the trip? A whirlwind of experiences but feeling exhausted every day. I’m not being ungrateful. Just being honest.
If I learned anything from having not one – but 2 – wedding ceremonies…. its to take a break, a honeymoon, straight afterwards. It’s hard when people come from overseas/interstate because you need to spend time with them around your wedding. Or when you are getting married overseas and need to spend time with the guests who made the trip just for you. (We had both!) But in hindsight, I would advise newlyweds to try and take a break – just the 2 of you. Especially if you do all the wedding planning!
I took a tonne of photos from the trip but they all got wiped when I got a new phone. And you know what? I don’t mind. I have my memories on Instagram and Insta stories… and in my head!
If you’re interested, head on over to my Insta.
In the meantime, here’s a few photos that my husband took of me, and one from the photographer at our wedding.
Photo by Geeshan Photography