Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen

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.

Kelsey + Jason Film from jonathan merkel on Vimeo.

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,



Mrs. Wizard

Wedding Date:
June 2012
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  1. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:50 am

    thank you for sharing your wedding with us. It was absolutely beautiful!

  2. beanstalk Member
    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 6:14 am

    Goodbye Mrs Wizard! It was a pleasure following along on your wedding journey! I will definitely check out your new blog! Best of luck to you in the future!!!

  3. mssquirrel Member
    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 6:16 am

    I loved your recaps so very much! Your wedding was beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  4. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:22 am

    I hate goodbye posts! :) We’ll miss you on the main board, W.

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    anjanette.thomas1 166 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:23 am

    I loved your wedding recaps.

  6. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 6:55 am

    Don’t be a stranger!

  7. unicycle Member
    unicycle 476 posts, Helper bee @ 7:32 am

    Au revoir, Wizard! I enjoyed reading all of your recaps, and of course I already subscribe to your blog :) Can’t wait to see how your house comes together.

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    Dela2012 133 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:44 am

    Bye! Though everyone here is great I must say that you were my favorite bee. Following you really helped me with the ups and downs of wedding planning. Thanks.

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    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 8:50 am

    We got married around the same time, and it’s been great following your wedding planning journey and seeing it all come together!

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    fronkinzankinsbride 46 posts, Newbee @ 9:05 am

    Sad to see you go! You were one of the first bees that I started following and why I started frequenting the blog side of wedding bee. Thanks for sharing your journey. And congrats. :)

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    missgreenbean 463 posts, Helper bee @ 9:25 am

    Aw Wiz! I’ve loved reading your posts. I feel like we would be awesome buds IRL…in a total non-internet-creeper-way! Good luck with the new home!

  12. scepter Member
    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 9:42 am

    I am going to miss your posts (and seeing your icon) so much! Enjoy your new home!

  13. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:14 am

    Awww. You’ll be sorely missed!!

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    Macrolido 20 posts, Newbee @ 10:18 am

    Your wedding was beautiful. It was absolutely beautiful!

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    cosmo_gmr 488 posts, Helper bee @ 1:28 pm

    I followed your wedding journey and I loved it! Loved your recaps, your wedding was beautiful! Go have some adventures and tell us about them!

    I’m sad to see you go!

  16. msmongoose Member
    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 2:15 pm

    Your recaps were wonderful–you will definitely be missed! And your wedding video is really beautiful :)

  17. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:45 pm

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with us, Wizard! Can’t wait to read all your new adventures of your blog!

  18. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:15 pm

    You were one of the first bees I followed when I started reading last year! Sad to say goodbye but your posts were awesome. yay for your new home!

  19. coyote Member
    coyote 1963 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:13 am

    I have loved following your wedding journey, date twin! Congratulations on the new home and I will of course be reading up on all of your improvements!! Good luck and thank you again for sharing your story with us!

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    paw 871 posts, Busy bee @ 2:04 pm

    I have loved following your journey! All the best to you and your hubby!

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    PinkDisco 1 posts, Wannabee @ 1:12 pm

    Hi Kelsey,
    My name is Nicole and I am the owner of Heels Above. You wrote about our product a few years ago and your pictures have become some of our most pinned pics on Pinterest. I would love to talk to you “live” via email or on the phone to thank you. Please email me personally at
    Happy High Heeling,

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