OMG, I’m a Bee!

I can’t bee-lieve the honor of bee-ing a bee has bee-n bee-stowed on me!

Phew! Now that that’s out of my system, I can tell you a bit about me. The short story? I was an army brat, moving around a lot until my family finally settled in a small town in Ohio when I was in fourth grade. I grew up and graduated from high school there. After that, I moved to Toledo to work on my bachelor’s degree. During my senior year of college, Mr. Cannon and I fell in love and have remained so ever since.

Why Miss Cannon? Well, aside from the super-cute graphic, it made me think of the King. Mr. Cannon and I share a love of fifties music, and he is a huge Elvis fan. (Yes, we’ve been to Graceland. It was his second trip there.) Anyway, this song has made a few playlists I’ve made for Mr. Cannon, so I thought becoming Miss Cannon would be a cute tribute. I’m like a cannonball, right? And that’s related to a cannon. OK, it’s not a perfect match, but it’s the inspiration.

Video via YouTube

We are also punk and ska fans, so while we’re on the subject of artillery and songs that I’ve put on playlists for Mr. Cannon, this song also popped up in my mind…

Video via YouTube

So, what are you in for with us Cannons? A little DIY, a lot of color, and a bunch of kid-friendly reception ideas. All we want from our wedding is for every single person there to have a blast. Is that too much to expect? I don’t think so! I’ve definitely had my notions of what a wedding can be shaken up by the hive, so I hope I can inspire you all with my ideas and that my introspection will add to the community. I can’t say it enough: I’m so glad to be here!


Mrs. Cannon

Toledo, OH
Wedding Date:
September 2011
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  1. meerkat Member
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:54 pm

    Yay for ska!! Love having another bee around with some diverse taste in music. 😉

  2. sweetcream Member
    sweetcream 216 posts, Helper bee @ 12:55 pm

    Welcome, Miss Cannon! Your wedding sounds like it will be awesome. Of course that isn’t too much to ask! BTW – I love, love, love 50s music too! 50s on 5 on Sirius? Yes please.

  3. magic Member
    magic 640 posts, Busy bee @ 12:55 pm

    Sup Miss Cannon!!! Welcome, and I love color too! Bring it on! Can’t wait to read more about your wedding!!!

  4. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:00 pm

    Wahoo, so glad to have you here, Cannon! Hope your first day is a blast… 😉 bwahaha

  5. spaniel Member
    spaniel 6778 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 1:00 pm

    OpIvy? Holy crap that just brought me back. I drew a poster of that album cover that stayed on my wall throughout high school and that FINALLY came down when my mom moved last year. Ha. :)

  6. msseal Member
    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:00 pm

    Woohoo! Welcome aboard, Miss Cannon. You sound like tons of fun and I’m looking forward to hearing so much more 😀

  7. msseal Member
    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:01 pm

    @Miss Candy Apple: That made me LOL fer serious, CA. Good one…good one…

  8. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:02 pm

    Welcome!! Can’t wait to see your colorful wedding plans Miss Cannon!

  9. highwire Member
    highwire 1021 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:05 pm

    Welcome!!! So excited to hear about all of your plans :)

  10. biscuit Member
    biscuit 627 posts, Busy bee @ 1:06 pm

    Yay! Another color lover. Welcome!

  11. Member
    TheRookieYear 125 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:14 pm

    Yay, a local bee! I live in toledo as well. Originally from Marblehead (little lake town) and go to UT.

  12. balloons Member
    balloons 138 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:27 pm

    Welcome! Can’t wait to hear more about your plans!

  13. Member
    mrsbowieii 704 posts, Busy bee @ 1:34 pm

    Welcome! Can’t wait to see all the color!

  14. ostrich Member
    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:35 pm

    woot woot – another music lovin’ bee! welcome welcome Miss C!

  15. argyle Member
    argyle 2519 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:36 pm

    Welcome to the Hive!!

  16. Member
    TheFutureMcBride 4485 posts, Honey bee @ 1:44 pm

    Hi! Welcome!

  17. Guest Icon Guest
    Maggie, Guest @ 1:56 pm

    You have totally won me over by even KNOWING who OP IVY is! Major points and welcome!

  18. marmalade Member
    marmalade 296 posts, Helper bee @ 2:18 pm

    Welcome!!!! A punk and ska loving bee?! Heck yeah! Can’t wait to hear your details!

  19. brooch Member
    brooch 1760 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:36 pm

    Welcome girlie! I’m a huge Elvis fan, too!!

  20. bunting Member
    bunting 687 posts, Busy bee @ 2:42 pm

    Welcome Miss Cannon! Your wedding sounds like it will be such a fun time for your guests, and I can’t wait to learn more about you!

  21. funnelcake Member
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:00 pm

    OMG Ohio bee WELCOME! Super excited to read your story! :)

  22. husky Member
    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:41 pm

    Welcome!! :)

  23. ferriswheel Member
    ferriswheel 356 posts, Helper bee @ 3:41 pm

    Welcome welcome! Your wedding sounds off-the-charts fun already!

  24. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:00 pm

    Your icon is totally adorable. Welcome, and looking forward to reading more about your wedding!

  25. barrettes Member
    barrettes 913 posts, Busy bee @ 7:31 pm

    Hi Cannon! Happy to have you here!

  26. Member
    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 7:52 pm

    Welcome Miss Cannon!

  27. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:15 pm

    Yay! Welcome!

  28. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:16 pm

    Yay! Welcome!

  29. earrings Member
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:38 pm


  30. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:46 pm

    Welcome another Septembeeee (I tried to be funny and failed. I need more sleep, sorry)! I can’t wait to hear all about your wedding!

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    KellyBee 61 posts, Worker bee @ 10:24 pm

    OMG!!! So not only was I super excited to see a Toledo bee (where I grew up), I went nuts when I saw that you’re getting married in the church I went to until I got married last year!!! Not sure if you actually attend Epworth or not, but I don’t think I know you since it sounds like you moved to Toledo after I went off to college. I am so so soooo excited to follow your journey and especially to see recaps from the church I know so well!

    Good Luck!

  32. msbuttons Member
    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:14 am

    Welcome to the hive!!!

  33. snowcone Member
    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:34 pm

    I’m super late, but welcome!!! Love the icon, too!

  34. waffle Member
    waffle 1161 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:32 pm

    Helloooo Cannon!

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    Abdul, Guest @ 9:26 pm

    Omg congrats Ms. Cannon! Im so happy for you guys! )) I hope you guys have a WONDERFUL WEDDING you dveerse it, your a GREAT teacher! Your soon to be husband is a VERY LUCKY GUY! )

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