“Dearly beloved, we have gathered here to get through this thing called life.” 6/6/15
Archive | Weddings
What Our Wedding Cake Tasted Like One Year Later
E and I made it to a year of marriage. We celebrated with a stale piece of wedding cake.
Veganism Put A Strain on My Marriage
I finished my vegan challenge. I had to, for the sake of my marriage. When I first declared I was going vegan for the month of January, E defiantly said he would not participate. Which I expected, and respected his decision. This challenge wasn’t intended to be a permanent life change or a political stance. […]
Wedding Wednesday: Thank You Notes
Writing thank you notes are like moving into a new apartment.
Sandwiches Will Be Easier to Make With These Aritsugu Knives
And we’re back. Three weeks and an around the world flight later, E and I made it home. I’m still fighting killer jet lag and unpacking.
Should I Be Worried?
We spent three months planning our dream honeymoon, and now it seems we’ve got some weather issues. I know I said to check before you book your trip, which we did (sort of), but then I read this and this, and um, now I’m thinking about rerouting our honeymoon through Europe…should I be worried?
Wedding Wednesday: My Croissants are Your Croissants
E and I, 8:23 AM Wednesday morning.
Wedding Wednesday: What I Learned In My First Month of Marriage
Some people think marriage changes everything. Those people aren’t married. Some things do change. Some things have to change. Other things remain constant, and that’s comforting. Here’s what I’ve learned in my first month of marriage.
Wedding Wednesday: Our Cake is Here!
After we left the top of our wedding cake in Barbados, our wedding planner Jean Hill was nice enough to Fed Ex it to us! It made it through customs and arrived yesterday, in tact, still frozen. It will stay tucked in our freezer until June 6, 2016.
Wedding Wednesday: Tips for Packing Welcome Bags Guests Will Actually Use
E and I added personal touches to our small wedding for 35 guests. One of them, after much debate, was our welcome bags.
The Wedding Cake We Left Behind
E and I have already broken one wedding tradition: saving the top of your wedding cake for the first anniversary. Newlyweds are supposed to freeze the top of their wedding cake and eat it on their first wedding anniversary. It’s tradition. it’s good luck. And I’m all for doing whatever I can to bless my […]
The 300 Wedding: The Highlight Reel
photo by Gina Francesca Photography and Design Wow. The 300 wedding was the absolute most fun I’ve ever had in my life!
It Was Worth All of the Sandwiches!
With love, from Barbados. Photo by Gina Francesca Photography & Design.
A Wedding and a Funeral
A year ago, I was not in a celebratory mood.
Wedding Wednesday: Choosing, or not Choosing, the Menu
Is it irresponsible for a food blogger to consider food a low priority at her wedding?
Wedding Wednesday: One Major Cake Disappointment
Today on Wedding Wednesday, I’m revealing something truly heartbreaking. I’m not going to have something I’ve always dreamed of for my wedding. Since the idea of marrying E became a reality, I looked forward to one special moment between him and I during the wedding that I’m not going to experience. I feel heavy in […]
Wedding Wednesday: Two Months Away
Invitations: In the mail! Dress: being constructed! Bridesmaids: Chosen! Groomsmen: chosen (but E hasn’t told them both yet). Menus: choosing food this week Cake: Chose two, finalizing decision today! Rehearsal dinner menu: set! Reception dinner menu: choosing items this week Wedding bands: need to order DJ: hired! Making progress! Still a lot left to do. […]
Wedding Wednesday: Advice on Having a Child-Free Wedding
E, 4 years old, as ring bearer at his aunt’s wedding. I love kids. Love love love. But I also love rum. And sharp objects. And pools. And dark nights under the stars by the beach. All of which will be on hand at our wedding. None of which are good for children.
Wedding Wednesday: Tips on Choosing Wedding Invitations
I whittled down my guest list to a manageable number. Now I need to let them know they’ve been invited. Next step on my wedding checklist: choosing wedding invitations.
Wedding Wednesday: How to Save $1,000 on Your Wedding
I’m just four months away from my wedding, and things are starting to add up. Venue, menu, DJ, decor….and the costs for all of those things. Before writing a check, I found one way to save $1,000 on our big night.
Wedding Wednesday: How Pinterest is Ruining My Wedding
I have banned myself from looking at Pinterest until I get married.
Wedding Wednesday: Who Makes the Guest List?
This has been a stressor for the last month: who to invite to our wedding?
I Want This To Happen at My Wedding
I wonder what my mom would say if Maroon 5 crashed my wedding? The reaction of the bride at 3:21 is priceless. Just a little Friday wedding fun for you.
Wedding Wednesday: One Parent’s Anniversary
It took me a bit to get the courage to address this. But I’m putting it out there.