|Some of my favourite drawings and paintings I've done.|
Soooooo... I know I've been missing a good long while, but I'll have you know that it was, at least, for good reason! On September 6th, I was wed to Casey/Theglavwen on the edge of Chilliwack Lake after nearly 8 years together - we were engaged to marry two years ago, but as many of you know, we had to unexpectedly move to Scotland before we had the chance. But we agreed to see what we could come up with since getting back to Canada this last winter, and despite our outfits almost not arriving on time (they arrived the day before), it finally happened (and only with a few major hiccups, haha).
It was a small wedding with a pretty short ceremony (we wanted things to be casual and comfortable for our guests) followed by a medieval-inspired feast that we cooked/catered ourselves. Some credits: outfits were made by Ravenswood Leather with custom modifications and embroidery designs by us, rings were made by Jewelry by Johan, my hair was done by Inna at Is., bouquet, hairpiece, makeup and nails were by me, cake was by Ganache Patisserie,and Casey's belt was made by Art on Leather (we already had the bracers and sword). We were told he wasn't going to be able to come, but we were lucky enough to have our friend Doran-Blackdawn's father, a semi-retired photographer, take some photos for us!
So, what's it like to be married? To be honest, it's really about the same! We've lived together for almost eight years now, practically attached at the hips and loving it (hah, that sounded a lot dirtier than intended), and as some other people have said, what defines a relationship really isn't its legal status or whether or not we have rings on our fingers, but something that can't really be easily or concisely written down in a public forum. I'm not going to go into a whole lot of gushy private feelings, but I will refer briefly to the same story I told in my vows:
When I was little, the number one fear I had was never being able to find someone to love and be loved by - someone who really understood me, and connected with me, who I could devote myself fully to and be loved back in return. I wanted more than anything else, basically, a Soul Mate, and was somehow terrified that I'd never find one. So, then, it was almost literally a dream come true to finally find Casey. We've been friends since we met in highschool 16 years ago, fell in love 8 years ago, and have since graduated university together, lived in Scotland for a year, and shared countless other life experiences together. The fact that, now, we have a paper saying we are officially married doesn't change much of anything at all, but it was still wonderful to make what we are together finally official in the eyes of our friends, family, and the law. I'm looking forward to sharing the rest of my life with him <3
Commissions - CLOSED
Last updated Sept 15th
- Q: Endless Realms (block 4 advance paid)
- Henry: phoenix/dragon series/lizard girl - 1%/10% (paid in full)
- ArgentFatalis: Kate - 33% (advance paid)
- Cynthia: couples portrait - 1% (not paid)
- BladeMcCloud: Flind - 0% (not paid)
- Caleb: map - 0% (not paid)
- benymol: ?? - 0% (not paid)
- Jon: ?? - 0% (paid, awaiting response)