We had the most wonderful time at our wedding. It goes without saying that emotions ran high and we had the best day ever, despite anything we might have forgotten in all the chaos. It was such a strange thing to have so many of the people we appreciate and love in one place. There is so much to say about it, but I won’t. Thank you to everyone who made the trek, extra long or short-to-moderate to come out and help make it such … Continue reading

On The Day Before I’m Married

I will have no time to write this tomorrow, so here it is. May 31 is my last day, in my entire life, of being an unmarried woman. When I was a kid, I never imagined having a wedding. I imagined my story would be much like an Enquirer cover blurb I once saw proclaiming that Loni Anderson had proposed to Burt Reynolds. It would be like that, except that the guy would make me kiss him but then instead choose my weird friend who … Continue reading

Spring — It’s Here

I’m excited to see these kinds of things again: There’s something about springtime that’s photogenic compared to winter, at least for me. Maybe it’s the locale. Our part of the world is sludgey at best in the winter, and there are two things I like taking pictures of then: Our dogs in the first snow, and things frozen over. The first snow didn’t fall until around January this year, and even then, I just wasn’t inspired. The rest of our colder months were a vicious … Continue reading

Wedding Invitations DONE

You’re finished, wedding invitations! We were going to make our own design, but it turns out there is a lot more planning involved in a wedding than would allow us that option. I mean, also, we’d need to be patient people, so naturally, we found a box set of beautiful invitations and went for it. So now that that’s done, it kind of actually feels like this wedding is happening. And soon we’ll be married and we’ll never have to speak of wedding planning again! … Continue reading

How I Saved the Day (& Money) with Stickygram Save-the-Dates

I was never a big fan of Save-the-Date cards.  When I found out they could be magnets, however, I was floored. I started with, which offers a lot of great samples, most of them quite customizable. I found a few issues, though: There were maybe too many options, which might not be a problem for most people.  I got overstimulated! The site started to slow down in Chrome, and I don’t like using IE or Firefox, so that was a problem. I spent (ahem) … Continue reading

Going to Extremes

Highest elevation on Earth: Mount Everest – 8,850 m (29,035 ft) Lowest elevation on Earth: Dead Sea shore – −424 m (−1,391 ft) Hrm, well we’re not going to summit Mount Everest for our wedding, and we’re certainly not going to the dead world of biblical history.  How about North America? Highest elevation in North America: Denali (Mount McKinley) – 6,198 m (20,335 ft) Lowest elevation in North America: Death Valley, California – −86 m (−282 ft) [Source: Wikipedia -Extremes on Earth] Why is the lowest elevation always inclusive of death somehow? … Continue reading

Music Heals Your Soul, the Universe and a Waterfall with a Rainbow

With regards to my post the other day, I got my friggin’ wedding dress.  Unsure of why exactly, but I’ve been feeling like a rotten old bag of throw-up ever since.  Maybe because this signifies that we are in PLAN IT ALL NOW OR SUICIDE YOURSELF mode.  I am the worst planner of all things.  I am actually better on my feet than if I rehearse 100x.  I hate taking control and I like when everyone plans things for me.  Unfortunately, we are BrokeBank Mountain … Continue reading

Comma Chameleon

A girl I know suggested The Brides’ Project, a “no bullshit” place for shopping for wedding dresses.  I agree wholeheartedly with the idea of this.  The gowns are donated about 2/3 of them brand new by their partners and about a third by brides, therefor able to be price-capped, and then the money the bride pays goes to cancer charities.  We’ll be heading there this weekend (with any driving luck) to check some out and hopefully find the dress of my dreams.  This one: Damn … Continue reading

Ball Rolling

I’ve decided on wedding colours.  This sets the tone of the wedding overall (I think), and so now I have the kind of dress I want in mind.  No one seems to have it though, not on the internet, so I shudder to look at dresses in a shop.  Is it terribly unlikely that in seven (7) months’ time I could become a master seamstress and customize my own gown?  I used to draw clothes all the time and I was pretty good at it. … Continue reading