31 October 2008
If you have sent me an email using a Yahoo account and have not received a reply, it's because Yahoo has decided to be the most aggravating, annoying email provider on earth and is bouncing all of my messages! I hit reply to your message and send off a proof or a reply, and all I get back is a "message delivery failure." I've filed a complaint with Yahoo, but it will take time for that to be processed. In the meantime, please either use an alternate email account, provide a number where we can contact you or add us to a "safe sender" list. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.
30 October 2008
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21 October 2008
Well, inevitably as hard as you may try things do and will go wrong on your wedding day. For us it was the following:
1. The woman who showed up to give me a manicure had 3 colors with her; fire engine red, bright lilac and dark purple. I went lilac ... we were using mostly black and white photography anyway.
2. None of the floating candles I dragged there from the US would stay lit on the pool or on the tables.
3. The Best Man stepped on the back of my dress and tore a piece of it out.
4. We only got a handful of photos before the sunset
5. The power went out every half an hour or so due to rolling blackouts on the island
6. The Air Conditioning went out every half an hour due to the power outages
7. My veil, flowers in my hair and curls refused to stay in place and got yanked out shortly into the reception.
8. A crab decided to wander by and bite my bridesmaid.
9. Some of our friends might have had a bit too much to drink and in the middle of dinner one of them actually crawled under our table to try to shoot video up my dress.
Other things that might shock you about our wedding:
- No programs
- No place cards
- No table numbers
- No assigned seating of any kind
- No fancy chairs
- No real color theme other than what was in my dress
So what's the point of all of this? I didn't care about what went wrong. It was perfectly us. People should walk away from your wedding day feeling like it was a reflection of you, not a party someone else planned and you showed up to. That's what went right at our wedding.
Things I love about that day:
I married my lobster. I married my best friend. I married the love of my life who has stuck with me through thick and thin. We never knew the day we said our vows that the whole "in sickness and in health" line was going to be such a part of our lives so soon, and yet there's never been a time when I was so sure I married the right guy as when I've been sick. The other wonderful thing, our family and friends were all right there with us cheering us on, and they all had the time of their lives. I hope everyone has memories as fulfilling, funny, twisted and sentimental as we do.
Our cake was really basic and really, really good. It was rum flavored and made locally. We decorated it with flowers that matched the coloring in my dress the afternoon of the wedding. It looks a little lopsided in the photo, but I don't remember it being that way in real life. Who knows...
next up... everything that went wrong
20 October 2008
The invites went out last week via email. I know, I should be sending paper invitations but I also know my friends and realize after many failed attempts that they like to rsvp by email. This just makes it easier. Here's what I used.
Another great source for images and ideas for election stationery is the all knowing Martha. Her website has 4 downloadable images (one shown below) which apparently were brought to the show by Chris Matthews. How very "Hardball." Click here for more...
Eleni's NYC's incredible cookies and cupcakes on Hostess Blog.
While I can't really justify the extra $ to buy them already made, I can certainly make some donkey, elephant and star cookies along with some stars and stripes cupcakes. Here's some of the stuff I picked up at Fancy Flours.
... and last but not least, (and the wedding related portion of the post) maybe I'll have to sport this T-shirt designer by Vera Wang...
17 October 2008
I went to bed last night with a fully functional computer. I woke up this morning to a blank screen and a message that said "hard drive failure is imminent." After trying a dozen times to get past that window by turning the power off and on reality sunk in that it really wasn't going to start ... ever. Fun stuff. Well, on the sort of bright side I now own one of those nifty new touch screen PC's which look like a giant iphone. I'm thinking it could come in handy making new invite designs. That said, the photos I'd saved for my next blog post are stuck in the hard drive experiencing imminent failure. Hopefully I'll be able to salvage them tomorrow.
16 October 2008
Another giant bonus of living in a swing state (though we are tilting blue around here) is that this guy might just show up in your neighborhood one rainy Autumn afternoon.