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The Dress

Posted by thearrow on November 17, 2009

And the necklace.

All right, folks, here it is! My beloved wedding dress.  It all turned out very nicely. We had a blast and our guests seemed to have a pretty good time, too. The little girl is my new niece; she was our flower girl. We’re BFFs. And, as I might have mentioned already, I’m also BFF with Steve’s mom. Then there’s His Majesty, Mr. Jinks. An unbeatable trifecta.

And yes, Steve liked it, too, and had a good chuckle when he saw me walking down the aisle through our friends living room to where he was. More about the ceremony, which was part-serious, part light-hearted and humorous, later on, when I find a little bit of time.

Note (12/10/09): I’ve removed the pic because I want to obscure my niece’s face for safety reasons. Will re-post it hopefully soon.

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Just Married

Posted by thearrow on November 5, 2009

Steve and I took the leap of faith today at the court house. The weather was on our side, or, rather, especially on mine since I was wearing one of the two gowns with just a thin shawl. I saw this dress right after I fell for the animal-print one and absolutely loved it, so I HAD to get it. It’s a faded gold on top and a really nice turqoise on the bottom. I call it the champagne dress.

In keeping with the theme that if friends hadn’t helped us, we wouldn’t have gotten married, one of the friends who came to witness the momentous occasion gave us the cash we had forgotten to get for the ceremony. Heck, I even forgot my ring at home, but thought we would exchange rings at the big ceremony we’re having on Saturday.

The same friend gave me a really beautiful bouquet of white roses. Naturally, I had not thought about getting one myself and Steve is too frazzled these days to have remembered or reminded me. The same friend took a lot of pictures, so he was really instrumental to our ceremony. Which made him happy because, unfortunately, he cannot be with us on Saturday.

The other friend who came today is going to be one of my maids of honor. She got married in the exact same room, by the exact same lawyer. She has an even funnier story because she couldn’t take a day off from work to get married (talk about work-life balance), so she and her husband went there during their lunch break and then went back to work. Apparently, there are two more couples in her group of friends who got married there, so now we clearly have to start a club.

And yes, I am going to post pics, but I have no idea when. We still have a lot of things to do. I just hope we won’t be too exhausted on Saturday to show up at our wedding ceremony.

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Update

Posted by thearrow on November 2, 2009

The Big Date is coming fast. We’re getting married on Wednesday at the justice of the peace and celebrate the folly on Saturday :). Of course, I HAD to have two really busy days at work and will need to come in on Wednesday morning, too. Arrgh. We haven’t even thought the ceremony through yet, BUT, we bought the booze yesterday, so I guess we have our priorities straight.

In other news, I found a really cool necklace and a pair of sexy sandals that go really well with the crazy dress. I wasn’t hoping to find them given how unusual the dress is, so I’m amazed at how well and timely things are falling into place. Hope I’m not jinxing it but if I do, I trust Mr. Jinks will figure it out.

Speaking of, he gave me the honor of climbing on me to be picked up and put on my shoulder. I was floored! Steve was sad: “Am I losing you, Jinks? This used to be our bonding ritual.”

And one night when I was completely conked out, Steve told me that Jinks sat on me and was talking to me, very puzzled that I wasn’t responding. I don’t remember anything, which is surprising given that Jinks weighs 14 pounds.

But anyway, back to my initial topic, things are well under way and we hope everything will unfold without a hitch. Other than that between the two of us.

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A Wish from My Mentor

Posted by thearrow on October 29, 2009

Have a great last weekend as a single babe :).

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More Animal-Print Madness

Posted by thearrow on October 13, 2009

I went into a store today to kill time until my bus came and guess what I see? A nice jacket/sweater with the exact same pattern as my wedding dress. The weather has turned relatively cold and I was JUST wondering this morning about what coat I should wear with my flimsy dress since a shawl will definitely not keep me warm on November 7. I couldn’t resist and got the jacket.

I’m telling you, my friends: ask and thou shalt receive. I know I sound a bit mystical here, but it’s proven true for me so many different times.

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Wedding Blog

Posted by thearrow on October 12, 2009

Lots of wedding-related stuff is managed online these days, usually through a website. I chose to open a blog for it, to get guests acquainted with one another virtually before they meet in person. A website is nice, but it’s less dynamic. A blog is pure fun. Most of Steve’s friends have never met me and a few of mine haven’t yet met him, which is not so much a matter of time (although it’s that, too), as it is a matter of geography. I’m patting myself on the back for such a genius idea :). I think it’s the perfect tool to introduce everyone and to keep people’s interest up; a few folks have already commented, which was nice. We’re posting pics of our friends, our hometowns, etc. We have a page for travel info and another for the registry.

So there. An idea for a rushed wedding on the cheap. LOL.

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Update on the Dress

Posted by thearrow on October 7, 2009

I’m getting it! Just a small note: it’s zebra, not tiger. I guess I’ll get in touch with my inner horse, which isn’t bad at all since I used to go horseback riding before coming to the US (and loved it!).

Steve was nervous that I’m going out on a limb, way out of my comfort zone, and was hoping to see it, but nope! It ain’t gonna happen. He has really great taste and always good advice, but it’s my wedding dress :).

Unbeknown to me, I am actually  fashion-forward as animal print and black-and-white are all the rage in New York City this fall:

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/09/25/style/1247464840536/on-the-street-high-contrast.html?

Who knew?

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