Far Beyond Forever: A Fond Farewell

Our reception had finally come to an end. After hours of smiling, happy tears, dancing, eating, and love—it was time for one last dance and a grand, sparkly exit.



I don’t remember how it happened that all the remaining guests ended up outside, but one minute we were hugging on the dance floor and the next minute the CBBC staff came to usher us along for our sparkler exit. Everyone had managed to get their sparklers lit at the same time and were waiting for us:



Suddenly we were off! With lots of cheering and shouting from everyone, Mr. Guinea Pig and I stepped out, walked through the lane of sparklers and hopped into the waiting limo to speed off into the night.



It was one of the best days of my life thus far—every day I wake up thankful that Mr. Guinea Pig and I are married, and thankful to our friends and family for all their love. Everything came together beautifully, and we had the time of our lives! 16.5 months, immeasurable planning + crafting hours, and 118 blog posts later, this journey has finally come to an end.

And thus, my wonderful fellow bees and readers, it’s time for me to sign off.

I can’t thank you enough for all the laughter, encouragement, and advice you have shared with me over the past many months. This has been an amazing experience, and I’m so glad you all gave me the chance to share our story with you. You’ve been there with me as I explained how we met, and waited patiently while I waded my way through many (many, MANY) dress choices. You helped me decide on everything from shuttles for the guests, to name change dilemmas, to our favors and my hair color. You cheered me on as I made the ties, clutches, escort flowers and umpteen million other projects (veil! programs! OOT bags!).

So most of all, I want to say thank you one more time for your support. I hope if nothing else, I was at least good for a laugh or an eye roll. :)

And if you’re not quite sick of this Guinea Pig yet, you can scurry on over to my personal blog, Notes from the Bench, and say hello!


(The only photo on my camera of us in our wedding getup – snapped when we got back to the hotel and still couldn’t believe we had just gotten married) *personal photo

*** All photos in this post copyright Amy Deputy Photography ***

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Mrs. Guinea Pig

Baltimore, MD
Wedding Date:
May 2010
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  1. Member
    PitBulLover 8411 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 7:18 pm

    Everything was so beautiful and most of all of you!!! So glad you shared it all with us – it was fun to see the recaps and see it all come together!!

  2. cola Member
    cola 2827 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:23 pm

    Noooo, I want your recaps to go on forever!!!!!

  3. earrings Member
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:25 pm

    We’ll miss you! I have loved following your wedding journey over the last few months- thanks for sharing it all with us :)

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:35 pm

    oh, i’m so bummed to see the end of your recaps! thank you for sharing your wedding planning and wedding with us! you have been such an inspiration.

  5. hermitcrab Member
    Mrs. Hermit Crab 3901 posts, Honey bee @ 7:36 pm

    What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing your journey here, don’t be a stranger!!

  6. sewing Member
    sewing 2649 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:40 pm

    aww, gpig – so sweet! your wedding was absolutely beautiful and your projects were fantastic, thanks for sharing it with us!

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    MissCatherine 278 posts, Helper bee @ 7:47 pm

    Your sparkler exit was picture perfect!
    I will miss you, Mrs GP!!

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    dance 1607 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:53 pm

    Congrats MRS. GP! I really enjoyed your recaps and am sad to see you go :( But I think this was the perfect way to say good-bye! Enjoy your newlywed time with your husband and best of luck to you both!

  9. frozen yogurt Member
    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:00 pm

    Aww, GP, I’ve loved following along, and loved all your wedding photos!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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    codydidwhat 132 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:09 pm

    Ohhh – so sorry to see you finish these up and leave! Your wedding was beautiful, thank you so much for sharing it with us!

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    CapeBride917 94 posts, Worker bee @ 8:16 pm

    Congrats Mrs. GP! I loved following your beautiful wedding!

  12. frenchfries Member
    frenchfries 2168 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:23 pm

    No. Just….no. You can’t be done, because I won’t let you! 😉 GP, thank you for sharing your wedding with us and for letting us in on this time in your life. I loved your recaps, and I’ll see you on notes from the bench!

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    bRooklynRocks 4048 posts, Honey bee @ 8:27 pm

    I must say that I have enjoyed your recaps so much. I also have loved all your blog posts and wish you luck in the future. Your pictures are so beautiful and God knows that I am going to be doing some ‘borrowing’ of some of your reception decor because lady, they are awesome! :)

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    Encore 680 posts, Busy bee @ 8:35 pm

    I am sad to see you go! You are the most local to me bee, and if you ever wanted to have a meet up, I’d totally bee there!

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    Cynthia, Guest @ 8:36 pm

    Your wedding was beautiful. Congrats!!1

  16. hotwings Member
    hotwings 2200 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:36 pm

    oh no.. is it really time already? I can’t believe it. You’re going to be missed love! Thank you for sharing your story and journey.

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    HelloKitty2 234 posts, Helper bee @ 8:43 pm

    Love your personal photo! Congrats!!

  18. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:03 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us! :)

  19. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:21 pm

    Your wedding was soooo beautiful, you’ll be missed!

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    D.Marie 2575 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:22 pm

    Ok you are making me cry! I love the last photo and I love what you wrote about it! So sweet!! ♥ Love the sparklers!!

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    Chelsea, Guest @ 10:08 pm

    I love your dress! Can you tell me who the designer is?

  22. seashell Member
    seashell 1689 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:21 pm

    Aw, Guinea Pig!!! Such a gorgeous wedding from start to finish. It’s been so wonderful following along!!!

  23. turtle Member
    turtle 776 posts, Busy bee @ 10:28 pm

    I looove the sparkler photos! So perfect! And what? You’re leeeaving? So sad! I’ve totally enjoyed following your journey, and wish you the best in the months and years ahead!!

  24. mspencils Member
    mspencils 1015 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:30 pm

    What a wonderful end to a wonderful ride. It’s been amazing following your journey and I can’t express my deep happiness at having been able to share the same blog space with you. I’m sad to see you leave these pages, but love the new blog. Thanks for sharing this little part of your world with us, GP!

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    MissMargie 769 posts, Busy bee @ 10:36 pm

    It has been amazing following you on your wedding journey here on the Bee! Thanks for sharing!!

  26. misspug Member
    misspug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:51 pm

    aw guinea pig you’re the best! it’s been absolutely amazing coming along with you for the ride–thank you so much for sharing everything with us.

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    missDNA 231 posts, Helper bee @ 11:51 pm

    Love the sparklers! And thanks for sharing your beautiful wedding and journey!

  28. starfish Member
    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:29 am

    I’ve loved following your recaps and it was awesome meeting you a couple weeks ago! I’ll definitely be following your personal blog! :)

  29. meerkat Member
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:33 am

    Just beautiful GP!

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    Katie, Guest @ 10:16 am

    i’m going to miss your posts so much! Thank you for all the beautiful recaps – I loved everything about your wedding!

  31. Member
    ETwedding 301 posts, Helper bee @ 10:45 am

    Love these photos!! Thanks for sharing your wedding/life with us :)

  32. locket Member
    locket 2821 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:17 am

    I love your wedding exit! Not so sure how I feel about your WB exit though :( Congrats again and best wishes for your future!

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    KaitlinHudson 1131 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:30 am

    Gone? but everything was so beautiful :(

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    Welcome! « Notes from the Bench, Guest @ 11:42 am

    […] there to all the new Weddingbee readers coming over from my goodbye post on WB […]

  35. glasses Member
    glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:59 am

    Sparkler send off! So lovely. I really enjoyed reading about your journey!

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    JoyfulBee 167 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:38 pm

    Aww, we’ll miss you Mrs. GP!! :) You were definitely one of the fun ones (ahh… in a sea of other fun bloggers…)

    Wish you luck!

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    jgoulart 1069 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:50 pm

    I have loved every minute of your wedding, from start to finish. You were a gorgeous bride and I’m already a reader of your blog… so you’ll be hearing more outta me! 😉

  38. msgiraffe Member
    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 10:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing Mrs. GP! You’ve been amazing!

  39. taffy Member
    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:08 pm

    That first photo brought tears to my eyes!!!

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    TheFutureMcBride 4485 posts, Honey bee @ 9:16 am

    Your wedding looks so wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  41. msbuttons Member
    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:01 pm

    Oh noooo don’t be done GP!!! :(

    I love a sparkler exit, and yours was spectacular!

  42. cheetah Member
    cheetah 297 posts, Helper bee @ 8:54 pm

    Don’t leave us, GP!
    Loved reading all your posts!

  43. Member
    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:06 pm

    Love the sparkler exit! You will be missed GP!

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