We woke up the morning of 21 November 2015. The whole family enjoyed a cup of coffee in the kitchen, the kitchen where I grew up. We glared in the direction of the wedding venue. Our thoughts of all the work that was done in preparation of our big day got swept up by the wind outside. It was as if the wind of Marion Island, the research island where we met came all the way to give us her blessing.
I went to my room, the room where I spent my childhood in, where the make-up artist and hair stylist were waiting for me. At 16:00 the wedding bell rang and me and my dad appeared around the corner. In my husband's words: "I gasped when I saw my beautiful bride". Time stood still. The minister gave a message that we will remember everyday of our marriage. After the ceremony, our guests moved to the wedding venue, an old farm building that was renovated and turned into a true fairy tale. The MC entertained the guests, we opened the dance floor and we all enjoyed one big farm wedding. The wedding that we have dreamt of for years.