I respected my parents wishes and waited until I was 21 to marry. With him being 31 and it being a good six years of dating, we were ready! So a wedding we had! We paid for it ourselves, nothing huge but really nice nonetheless. As newlyweds, we were elated. Although we had been exclusively together for six years, and living together for three of those years, being husband and wife was different, felt different, a good different.