When we last left off, I expressed my disappointment in how some parts of our wedding were set up. For some reason it had never really crossed my mind that our wedding wouldn’t match detail for detail the plans that I had laid out. I guess I figured that with enough written and pictorial instructions that setup would be foolproof. Lesson learned: Nothing is ever foolproof.
I’m no longer upset about the failures, but it did take me months to get to this point. Now when I think about our wedding, I think about seeing my husband for the first time and looking out at our guests just before we said our vows. I remember dancing and singing to “Call Me Maybe” and climbing to the top of a human pyramid of groomsmen.
Wedding Guest Photo via Instagram
I don’t care as much about the failed escort cards and missing decorations; and the anger I felt toward our DOC isn’t quite so raw anymore. It helps that our photographer didn’t focus as much on the details and instead got some amazing candid shots of us and our guests. And frankly, these are the photos that will be hung on our walls to remember forever.
Hive, it’s time to get a little bit serious…
I’m a small girl, height-wise. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m only 5’0″. My fiancé towers over me at 6’0″. He loves how short I am (and generally just…loves me <3 ). I quite like my height, having gotten used to it over the years. Although being short can be a little bit annoying when you’re trying to watch a concert (“Oh look, all I see is…the head of the taller person in front of me…”), it’s been pretty good being short.
Unfortunately, I’m short and quite big (read: fat…I’m not going to pull my punches here). The thinnest I’ve been was during my karate days, and because those were the days of “DON’T YOU DARE TAKE A PICTURE OF ME WITH THAT CAMERA,” I don’t have any photos of me when I was that thin. I do have some photos of me during a thinner stage of my life, but as I was overly conscious about my body size, most of them have me SWATHED in big jumpers and two-sizes-too-big pants.
Yeah…I wasn’t very happy with my fashion choices back then.
Anyway, I’ve struggled with my weight over the years, and being Asian, the idea is that you need to be THIN to be beautiful. I’m not talking Jennifer-Lawrence-healthy thin, nor am I talking J.Lo/Beyoncé-curves thin. I’m talking wow-you-look-like-a-Popsicle-stick thin.
An example of typical Asian fashion and thin-ness. I guarantee that if you go to Hong Kong or any other Asian country, the size “Large” will actually be a size “Small” in Anglo sizing. / Image via We Heart It
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to buy all the things! And get all the things bought for you! I always think I like shopping because I used to go to the mall weekly when I was a teenager, and sometimes I forget that I’m an actual adult now. But then I go to the mall and I end up muttering swear words under my breath and wishing I had a walker that could function as a weapon on an as-needed basis. So basically internet shopping and gift guides are a lifesaver for me. Well, they’re a lifesaver for the people I otherwise would have taken out with my walker at the mall.
That doesn’t mean I won’t shout obscenities at my computer and/or internet connection.
Anyway, here’s what I’m planning on buying this year, from the comfort of my gray-and-white-polka-dot pajama pants (yep, still obsessed).
WHAT I WANT (Save the best for first, amirite?)
Travel coffee mugs
Image via ThinkGeek
Maybe I could trick my coworkers into thinking I’m smart if I have this travel mug with SCIENCE on it!
Everyone told me not to put my travel mugs in the microwave and dishwasher, and I was all like “YEAH WHATEVER!” I thought that was one of those things adults forbid themselves from doing because they’re obsessed with self-imposed rules that make their lives more difficult (have you noticed that??) such as “no eating crackers in bed” and “don’t throw old coffee grounds down the drain.” But then I put my travel mugs in the dishwasher, and now one of them permanently tastes like dish soap, and the other got water stuck up inside the lining and will probably grow mold. Failing as an adult.
Hive, I am so, so sorry that I haven’t been posting regularly. I’ve had a lot of home/work/family things going on simultaneously and unfortunately, and unforgivably, recapping my wedding fell through the cracks. I’ll try to be better, I swear.
So, where were we? When we last left off, I had just gotten dressed and took a bunch of photos with my favorite women in the world. While all of that was going on, Cam was busy getting dressed with his bros. Apparently he had a morning filled with pool football, pizza, and beer. I’m still super jealous of that.
Anyway, since I wasn’t present, I obviously don’t know what he was thinking or feeling, so we’ll let the pictures do the talking:
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Well, hive, the four month countdown mark has come and gone. The closer I get to the wedding, the more wedding-related stuff I have to do. Funny how that works, right? I’ve been pretty DGAF about everything so far; let’s see if I stay that way now that I actually have to do things.
The Miss Filly approach to wedding planning. (via Giphy)
But this is a fun post, okay? My hair and makeup trial is scheduled for the end of the month, so it’s time for me to start thinking about how I’d like to look on our wedding day. Other than, like, a million pounds thinner—and considering I think I’m the only bride-to-be in the entire universe who has actually gained weight during her engagement, clearly that’s not happening. That’s what Spanx are for.
I digress. We’re talking hair today.
My family doesn’t really celebrate Christmas (I know, we’re a bunch of Grinches), but Mr. Big and I have been keen to inject some holiday spirit into the house. We’ve been thinking of putting up our (black, mwahaha) Christmas tree, especially as Groom’s Homie Oddball has never put one up. So we’ll be doing that over the weekend (hopefully)!
More than likely we won’t be buying each other gifts, but in a world where (1) we had the money (darn wedding) and (2) my family actually celebrated Christmas, I’ve assembled a bunch of gifts!
So without further ado, here’s the Bighorn Holiday Gift Guide.
WHAT I’VE ASKED SANTA FOR!
I don’t like being the “I have everything I need” person, but honestly I do. I’m not in want of anything in particular. That being said, I have been coveting new boots (several of them, in fact).
New Rock Boots
Taken from the New Rock Australia website
Mr. Big has a pair of New Rock boots. He swears by them. We’re both into punk rock, so it’s not a wonder that Mr. Big had a pair of these boots. When he wears them, he’s an inch taller! I have been coveting these babies for years! This particular boot has everything I’ve ever wanted in a boot: studs, chains, and buckles.
evallance (wedding date: August 31, 2013)
We chose to have a native chief do our ceremony and to include a blessing to the four directions. People seemed to really like her and commented on how “us” that was. Neither of us is actually native.
Mrs. Dragon (wedding date: September 22, 2012)
Rather than focus on inviting a ton of family members, we opted to invite the nearest and dearest and fill the rest up with friends, instead. We only had a 50-person guest list, and if we had invited all the aunts and uncles and cousins, we would have gone over that limit. So we had our immediate family members, grandparents, a few cousins, and a few aunts—we probably hurt some feelings, but it wouldn’t have been our wedding otherwise!
mylittleviolett (wedding date: May 19, 2013)
To our family, everything about our wedding was nontraditional. I’m from a big Italian family and our wedding was not the typical Italian wedding. Our ceremony was outside in an apple orchard and all of our guests loved it.