Uf Wiederluege…Goodbye.

It’s been a year and a half since I became a bee. I’ve shared the story of us, our engagement, our Zivilstand, Catholic wedding and not one but two trash the dress shoots. After a year of being 100% fully married, it’s time to turn in my bee badge.

Weddingbee was priceless during our planning. With very few girlfriends in Switzerland, I had a place in the hive to share the overwhelming excitement of planning. I will honestly miss sharing our stories with you, reading about your experiences and listening to your advice.

The hive inspired many details for our wedding, but it also inspired me personally. You see, I never really received a lot of beauty tips from my mother. She has nine kids, a short haircut and no time for or interest in makeup. She was busy doing a great job taking care of us instead of worrying about beauty matters!


At a family dinner in Brazil a few weeks before getting engaged in 2010

I feel like I have learned more in a year here than I did during my entire puberty. You guys taught me so much!

I bought makeup brushes. I got contact lenses. I learned how to do eye makeup. I’ve read and tested many hair style ideas. And you know what? People notice.

I have gotten more compliments on my makeup, hair and general appearance than I have in my entire life.


Post-weddingbee beauty on regular work days.

Some may think it’s shallow, but I feel more grown up. I feel like I know how to take care of myself (new skincare regimen!) and look my personal best thanks to the hive. And when I receive compliments about how nice I look because someone noticed that I’m doing something different…well that just makes my day!

Mr. Funnel Cake loves me for who I am, but he is also enjoying when I take a bit more time for “me.” And when I go to work and out socializing I am more confident and I feel like a stronger woman.

So thanks, bees. Thank you for sharing your ideas and experiences so I can learn about this feminine side of life.

If you want to catch up on my archives, please check out my weddingbee Wiki here.

If you’re inclined, find out about our post wedding life at my blog, The Swiss Life or what I’m up to in photography at katiehelfenberger.com. In the mean time, I’ll go back to lurking here, but I promise to pop in if I have anything wedding related to share!


Katie, aka Mrs. Funnel Cake


Mrs. Funnel Cake

Zürich, Switzerland/Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
October 2011
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  1. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:43 pm

    I loved the Funnel Cake story…thanks for sharing all the parts of your wedding with us! And can I say I just love the sass you are exuding in those pictures!!

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    Lone Star, Guest @ 1:45 pm

    You were/are my favorite bee, thanks for sharing your journey!

  3. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 1:51 pm

    Parting is such sweet sorrow. ;( Don’t be a stranger!

  4. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:03 pm

    We’ll miss you, thanks for sharing your gorgeous wedding with us!

  5. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:10 pm

    You will be so missed, FC! Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with us, can’t wait to follow your new Swiss adventures :)

  6. otter Member
    otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:19 pm

    You will be missed a ton FC!!

  7. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:23 pm

    I’ll miss you, FC!

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    mz2handgrip 119 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:25 pm

    Awww…I enjoyed reading about your wedding the most!!!

  9. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 2:45 pm

    I’m sad that you’re going but I’m happy you’re still blogging!!

  10. beanstalk Member
    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 3:02 pm

    Goodbye Mrs. Funnel Cake!!

  11. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:02 pm

    Aw, sad to see you go (but I’m already following your new blog ^^).

    And I just want to add that you are so pretty! Love your eye makeup in the second pic!

  12. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:23 pm

    It was delightful following your wedding and all of the new (to me) traditions/customs! Please pop back in now and then!

  13. msdoe Member
    msdoe 639 posts, Busy bee @ 7:42 pm

    You have been such an awesome bee, FC! :)

  14. jaguar Member
    jaguar 6502 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:08 pm

    Love you, Mrs FC. I’m so glad to have met you here & can’t wait to come stalk you in Europe, some day! xxx

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    Schneewittli 56 posts, Worker bee @ 10:13 pm

    Nooooooo!! I was hoping this day would never come! You were the first bee I started re-reading from the beginning and you always were my favorite bee.
    Thank you so much for sharing! I loved every post :-)

  16. funnelcake Member
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:09 am

    Aww, you guys are making me all emotional. Weddingbee <3 !

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    R_Blass 34 posts, Newbee @ 5:51 am

    I love your story, it’s a crazy international love story like mine :) American girl meets a German boy in Australia… it’s always hard to explain to people sometimes right? Best of luck and I love your makeup tips.

  18. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:55 am

    Aww, is it that time already? I’ve loved your story so much. Thanks for sharing with us!

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    Mrs.LetsGoPens 1967 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:33 am

    You will certainly be missed. You were my favorite bee. I absolutely loved reading everything leading up to your wedding and, all of your wonderful recaps. Thanks for sharing your beautiful wedding with us.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:10 pm

    Aww I will miss you! Good luck with your Swiss life!

  21. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:16 am

    Your journey was so much fun to follow from start to finish. I’ll miss seeing your posts and beautiful face! xoxo

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:31 am

    Noooo Mrs. FC :( Don’t leeeeave!

    I will totally be stalking both of your blogs, so when you see a ‘Stephanie’ related name, know it’s me. :)

    Thank you, as always, for sharing everything that you did. I’m still so entranced by your unique wedding and relationship. Can’t wait to continue to learn more! Hugs.

  23. sunhat Member
    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:16 am

    You will be missed so much! I always learned so much from your posts. Wishing you two all the best and a happily ever after!

  24. teaspoon Member
    teaspoon 768 posts, Busy bee @ 11:15 pm

    Awww, so sad to say goodbye Mrs FC! I do love reading your adventures though!
    Also, those red lips are awesome!

  25. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 7:02 am

    amazing pictures! thank you for sharing!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 11:57 am

    Awww somehow I missed this post! I have really enjoyed your journey on WB. Best wishes to you and the Mr. and I’ll be checking out your blog!

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