I Am Miss Mink

Hello to all of you beautiful bees! I’m thrilled to be writing this post. My name is Miss Mink and I’m so excited to have you along for my wedding-planning adventure.

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Photo by Miss Mink

I live in Charlottesville, a fabulous college town in Virgina. A native of New Jersey who went to school in Providence and Boston, I’ve moved around a bit, but always lived in the Northeast prior to the move here. While I’ll always be a Jersey girl and I’ll always love my Red Sox and Patriots, I have found my home in Virginia. I work in academia and could be considered an early adopter of social media, so I’m very comfortable with joining this fabulous group of bloggers.

Mr. Mink and I met at the opening of Charlottesville Pavilion, and outdoor concert venue, in 2005. We are serious music lovers and will travel great distances and endure some pretty interesting conditions to see a great concert. Mr. Mink is a radio host and a craft-beer consultant, which most people agree sound like the coolest jobs in the world. He’s been hearing about “The ‘Bee” for a year now, so he’s pretty excited to be part of this, too! He has already given my golden retriever his new name, Junior Mink.

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Junior Mink takes wedding planning very seriously. / Photo by Miss Mink

We are planning a vineyard wedding with a mix of classic and vintage details with a little quirk thrown in. I was raised conservatively, so I appreciate tradition and proper etiquette, but I also love making sure there’s some humor and personality mixed in to avoid any semblance of perfection. (After many years of chasing it, I have come to believe that perfect is boring.) We are so excited with some of the decisions we’ve already made and are looking forward to getting input from all of you lovely bees on the ones yet to come!

Thank you so much for letting me share this journey with you!

About the Mink

When I first saw the Woodland Creatures introduced on the Boards a couple months ago, I remember thinking the mink avatar was adorable. However, I was also attracted to the opossum because a band my fiance and I follow faithfully has a song about an opossum. The opossum avatar was pretty cute, too. When I was ultimately presented with the options, my instinct was to pick the mink. She looks very prim and proper, but I bet she has a few surprises tucked away in that little Kelly bag.

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Mrs. Mink

Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia
Wedding Date:
June 2012

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    Mrs. Sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:50 pm

    Hello Mink! Jr. Mink is adorable!

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    Mrs. Mink 3151 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:39 pm

    @sarahbabs: Sarah! I was hoping you’d put two and two together! :)

    @Mrs. French Toast: Isn’t it? I’m so lucky!

    @sheilad72: I’m working with one ear tuned to the TV as I type this. I love my Pats!

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    Mrs. Mink 3151 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:41 pm

    @Miss Sunhat: Aw, thanks. I love him!

    Oddly, a lot of people call him Mr. Bee. He was a bee for his first Halloween. :)

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    Mrs. Macarons 241 posts, Helper bee @ 6:53 pm

    Welcome Miss Mink! Can’t wait to read about all your plans!

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    Mrs. Porcupine 633 posts, Busy bee @ 6:57 pm

    Welcome, welcome!

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    beejoyful 19 posts, Newbee @ 7:43 pm

    Love the picture of your Golden! So excited to hear about your planning journey!

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    Mrs. Mink 3151 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:47 pm

    @Mrs. Macarons: Thanks Mrs. M! I looove your avatar!

    @Miss Porcupine: Thanks! So happy to be here!

    @beejoyful: Aw, thank you! He’s my little gentleman!

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    SugerPlum 672 posts, Busy bee @ 1:12 am

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to see updates on your wedding planning!

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    Mrs. Mink 3151 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:09 am

    @SugerPlum: Thanks, SugerPlum!

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    TinyTina 3312 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:27 am

    Congrats!! I recognize you from the boards! :) Can’t wait to hear about all of your wedding plans!

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    Mrs. Mink 3151 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:33 am

    @TinyTina: I was hoping some people would connect me to my old name! :)

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    mkendrick 655 posts, Busy bee @ 9:27 am

    Yay! Another PATS fan!!!! Wahoo!

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    Mrs. Mink 3151 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:57 am

    @mkendrick: Whoo Hoo! Another Pats win last night, too! Hooray!

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    JuneBride2012 536 posts, Busy bee @ 3:23 pm

    Congrats!!! I recognize you from the boards! I love your venue and can’t wait to find out all about the details of your planning! :-)

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    Mrs. Mink 3151 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:27 pm

    @JuneBride2012: Thanks so much! I can’t wait until I get to share the venue with everyone. It’s been a while since I mentioned it on the boards!

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