Well, hive, I think it’s about that time. And of course, I have to say goodbye in the only way that someone named Mrs. Wizard should:
It’s been almost a year since I was introduced here, and I never imagined how rewarding blogging here would be. I remember the day I got my acceptance email, tumbling out of bed at 5:00 AM and running downstairs to tell Mr. Wiz, “I got accepted to blog for Weddingbee!!” I was so utterly thrilled, but I had no idea just what I was in for. I thought I would spend the next handful of months telling people about our wedding, recap it when it was over, and then peace out.
Little did I know that I’d find so much more in this place than just a fun way to share my story. I’ve met and made lasting friendships with so many amazing women all across the globe who I never would have met otherwise, but now I can’t imagine my life without. I’ve been lifted up by all of you, hive, when I’ve needed it the most—reading your comments on the morning of my wedding, as the rain poured down outside, was one of the only things that kept me from completely sulking. You guys were the ones I thought of as I took my first steps down the aisle, fleetingly thinking, “I can’t wait to tell them how beautiful the weather is!”
I never could have imagined how much a part of my life this little website would become, and I am truly thankful that I was given this opportunity. I think back to the first time I applied, when I got rejected, and every day I am so thankful that I decided to reapply. Our wedding would not have been half as amazing without all of your input, advice, commiseration and love.
But now, my dress is put away, our pictures are printed and framed, and it’s time for me to step aside and let other engaged ladies tell their stories. Life moves on, and Mr. Wiz and I have traded ballgowns and boutonnieres for hammers and crowbars.
We closed on our first house a couple weeks ago, and we’ve spent every day since working on renovating and making the place our own. I’ve been blogging our progress over at my new blog, It Takes Two, and I truly hope you’ll join me over there for all the adventures. Right now we are in the midst of a surprisingly-hellish removal of tile in our foyer, in an attempt to reveal the hardwood floors underneath. I’m also having tons of fun on Polyvore putting together mood boards for various rooms—virtually decorating is the “fun” thing keeping me going through the messy, ugly renovation process.
I started my wedding recaps with our teaser trailer, so it only makes sense that I come full circle and end them with our full-length video. Every time I watch this video, it instantly takes me back to that beautiful day in June when I married my best friend.
Hive, I am so very sad to go, but I’m sure this won’t be the last you ever hear from me. I love this place too much to become a stranger.
I’ll be seeing you. Love always,