Our nameplate #CBF16
We wanted something simple. Something that defines us, lets us keep our identity as two different individuals yet brings us together under one roof. We wanted a simple nameplate for our rented apartment. No last names, no fancy house quotations but just us.
To call a house a home, you don’t need to have all the things set right at the start. The journey called marriage is one where you collect beautiful memories as you go along. They don’t come to you on your wedding day as gifts. As days turn to months and months to years, you both unknowingly pick up things that brighten the love you share.
All you both have to do is take one step at a time to:
- Love each other with all your heart
- Accept the differences and support each other
- Share joys and sorrows
- Be open to life’s twists and turns
Settling down together as a married couple is one of those first few steps. VT and I wanted to give our identity to the flat we rented. We both liked this new house and it was just like we wanted. We did not discuss how next years will look like in this place. Will we do well in life? Will the marriage work? We just knew this rented one bedroom apartment will be our home in years to come. This will be the place where we will watch movies, eat at least one meal together, talk our hearts out, laugh a lot, fight over silly things and be ourselves.
We knew the flat was not ours but as we start sharing our lives within the walls of this house, it would eventually become ours. So within a couple of days of settling in after the wedding, we were on a lookout for something that would suit our need and also be a reflection of our personalities. We wanted a nameplate.
No metal, no shiny stuff or stone carved antiques. We wanted modern and elegant. It was then when we bought what is still one of my most cherished objects at home. I still stay at the same place and if I ever move houses, this one will go along with me. It means a lot to us for what it brings to us.
This nameplate is us and makes our house, our home.