Beyond The Veil

Already the veil has been tucked away as a memory, beneath the cards we couldn’t fit on the mantelpiece and the notes received once the invites were posted. Still, the leftover cheesecake is still fresh in the fridge and sausage rolls on a platter still sit on the table at my mother’s, ripe for plucking in pass-by swipes of the dining room.

The band is the only sign that anything is changed. That you are no longer my fiancee, but now my husband, promised in paper and witness to love and honour till death do us part. Our world falls quiet in the sleepy aftermath and we are able to return to us as we were, as we wish to be…

Wedding season blooms

gypsophila and roses

sudden, sweet, fleeting.


Things have been a little chaotic over the past couple of weeks in my household so I’ve not been as active as I would like with the DVerse prompts. I feel I have a good excuse though. On Saturday my fiancee and I tied the knot.

I’ll admit that I’m quite glad to have all the planning behind me now and some peace and quiet on the horizon. It’s was a perfect day and a wonderful event, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to sit back and not have anything to worry over.


  1. Congratulations on your marriage! And congratulations on having it behind you πŸ™‚ This is a outrageously wonderful unconventional Haibun – so clever and unique! Your wedding is a sudden, sweet, fleeting season that will blossom over and over. Thank you for sharing your photos as well! (That DRESS! Wow!)


    1. I’ll admit that the corset was causing a few problems by the end of the night and I was glad to be out of it in the end but it did look fantastic and I felt amazing wearing it. (I almost tripped down the aisle but no one really noticed).


    1. Thanks Bjorn. We had fantastic weather (unusual for England), and made use of lots of in-season foliage and flowers from friends’ and family’s gardens. It was just perfect.


  2. Congratulations and best wishes! Beautiful joyous photos. Love that “pass-by swipes of the dining room” image πŸ™‚ And oh my yes………time to just be two now, without the worry of the many. Enjoy!


  3. Congratulations to you and your new hubby ~ Wonderful photos and you can now sit back and enjoy the peace and calm after the wedding ~


  4. Oh, what wonderful news, Carol! Congratulations! I was not one to plan and not even one for the whole hoopla of the union of my own. Though it turned out to be a fine day, I was relieved and felt free once it was done. In this poem you captured well the quiet of a party’s aftermath. I liked the detail about the veil. Best wishes to you and your husband!


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