You guys, do you know how many months I’ve been sitting on this post, procrastinating like a pro and not hitting “publish”? I’ve been writing it and rewriting it in my head, thinking, “Oh, maybe I’ll tell them about how I forgot to make table numbers,” or “I never told them how I freaked out, refused to wear my veil, and shoved it into my purse.” But the truth is, time is passing, life is moving forward, and I’m tired of talking about this wedding. The real, honest-to-goodness truth is that, when you’re on the other side of this fantastic event in your life, you’re probably going to be like, “Get that wedding album outta my f-ing face, let’s sit on the couch and get accidentally hammered while we watch The Biggest Loser and not think about escort cards.”
And that’s being married, my friends. That’s true love.
Married life is extremely busy.
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Family formal posts are a little boring, so I’ll try to speed through it.
After the ceremony ended and we walked up the aisle, we immediately turned back around and headed to the altar for family photos. We had 15 minutes to get them all in, so time was of the essence.
We started out with a formal shot of the newly married bride and groom.
Then my parents joined in…
The last excursion we did was a fun one. We went zip-lining! Neither of us had ever done it before, so we were both excited. The place we went to do it at was small, which was perfect for beginners like us! It was on a plantation (the Morne Cobaril Estate in Soufriere) and the the zip-line course went into the forest on the grounds.
I’m kind of scared of heights, so was a little terrifying at first, but I got the hang of it. For some reason I kept getting stuck out in the middle of the line and would then have to pull myself to the other end! Apparently I was gripping too tightly! Eventually I could make it all the way across! Our guides kept showing us all of these fancy ways to zip across. Mr. Beanstalk rather enjoyed flying in the trees with no hands. I, however, stuck with the simple two-handed method.
From the beginning we had a pretty good idea of where we were headed for our honeymoon—but that doesn’t mean I resisted the urge to Google top honeymoon destinations and drool over the beautiful locales and perfect resorts. Our honeymoon will be more low key than any of these, but I might send a few them off to Mr. Lemur as a hint for our one-year anniversary!
Image via Romantic Getaways
Anyone else not know Curacao existed until the last season of The Bachelorette? After Jef (with one f, I never did understand that…) proposed to Emily with the darling buildings in the background, I had to add this one to the list. The fact that Jef & Emily are sadly no longer together does not ruin this beautiful island for me!
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Miss Lemur recently mentioned how confusing it is to navigate the world of registries—how do you choose among 50 different toasters? If you haven’t lived on your own for long, how do you know what you’re going to need in the future? What stuff is worth it, and what isn’t? Now that I qualify as an Old Married Woman (hah! we just celebrated our three month anniversary), I thought I’d share with you our actual registry list: our favorite items, what we’ve regretted, and stuff we’ve purchased or wanted since. This is a monster of a post, so bear with me.
And please, puh-lease keep in mind: every single household is unique. My BFF is Mexican and uses her tortilla press allllll the time, but I would probably never take one of those things out of the box. We are tea drinkers, so a coffee maker didn’t make the registry cut. You get the idea.
Anyways, here’s our top eight favorite things we registered for:
Being a sugar fiend, I love to bake anything and everything. But I am only a few years out of college and haven’t invested in a whole lot of bakeware. I’ve been loving the two cookie sheets, loaf pans, oven mitts, steel cooling racks, and covered muffin pans we received as wedding gifts. These get a lot of mileage in my kitchen. It’s easy to get carried away in the baking department, though, so be wary of gadgets and specialty pans that you may never use. It’s easy to buy a new novelty-shaped cake pan down the road.
Nordic Ware Covered Aluminum Muffin Pan / Image via Williams-Sonoma
2) High-quality pots and pans
One of the main things I want our wedding to be is interactive. I really like the look of weddings that give guests something to do or something to talk about.
This is why when searching through Pinterest for ideas on what to do for a seating plan, I was uninspired by things like this:
I realized awhile ago that I have made up a ton of new words in the past few months while blogging for Weddingbee, and I’ve decided it’s time to make a glossary so people have a chance to understand what the heck I’m talking about and so these words can continue to get used.
It all started back when I wrote about the other types of brides that exist besides Bridezillas. After that, I pretty much made up words whenever I saw the need.
(In case you feel robbed because you’ve been saying these words or phrases for years, I apologize in advance, and anyway they are new to me!)
DIY: Destroy-it-Yourself. I have joked about how I am a terrible craft-er many times here on the hive. I know DIY means Do-it-Yourself, but I like my version better. It means you take full responsibility for what happens to your project, it means it probably won’t turn out perfectly, and it’s frankly, it’s a hell of a lot more fun to say!