Two Wheels Become One: We’re Not So Different, You and I

I asked my dad to put together a slideshow of photos of me and Mr. Unicycle growing up for the guests to watch during dinner. Yes, I realized this was incredibly narcissistic of me. That is all.


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography

I don’t actually have a copy of the slideshow right now—I think my dad has it—so I put together my own photo groupings for you using the photos my dad used in the slideshow. As I was going through them, I realized Mr. Unicycle and I had a lot of very similar photos. I suppose our childhoods were pretty similar. As Dr. Evil once wisely said, “We’re not so different, you and I.” Without further ado:


(All personal photos)

We both demand more food.


We both got attacked by dinosaurs.


We both went to Disney World.


We both dressed fancily.


We both posed for creepy yearbook photographers.


We’re both sassy.


We both brake for animals.


Except fish; we both kill and eat fish.


We both insured our legs like Beckham.


We both can’t stand how cute our little sibs are.


We both know how to look fierce.


We both enjoyed America’s favorite pasttime.


We both accomplished something at one point in our lives, in the very distant past.

The slideshow was a nice backdrop to the salad course, which was followed by dinner. We don’t have any pro pics of dinner because our photographers had to eat too, but here’s a guest photo:


Food never looks good when shot unprofessionally. I swear it was good.

Do you think wedding slideshows are cheesy and narcissistic? Or cute and nostalgic?


Mrs. Unicycle

Chicago, IL
Wedding Date:
June 2012
The First Decision: Our Venue!
I Miss My Self-Esteem Most of All
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    elibas 245 posts, Helper bee @ 5:32 am

    I just want to say that I love the way you write your posts!

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    ummmm..., Guest @ 5:46 am

    Ummmm….dear God in Heaven….you two were so spanking cute…

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    staceykate 54 posts, Worker bee @ 6:07 am

    I love it! You too are the cutest! We’re doing a slideshow for during dinner too! :)

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    jmarvellous 550 posts, Busy bee @ 6:17 am

    Totally adorable!

    (Or maybe I just think so because I had the SAME high chair as you, the SAME soccer uniform as your husband, the SAME Disney shot as you, and our parents probably shopped at the same chain clothing stores. It’s either generational and therefore not creepy, or unique and extra creepy.)

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:50 am

    I think the food looks good regardless! Or maybe I’m just a food-loving fatty mcfatfat, but whatever. Semantics. :)

    I love the fact that you paired up your pics that were alike. Hilarious!

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    OtherJesus 29 posts, Newbee @ 6:59 am

    I love it! You too are the cutest!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:45 am

    These are adorable!

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 7:59 am

    Bahaha I love the food picture at the end of the post.

    You guys are too cute. Now I kinda want to do something like this, except set up the slideshow with similar pictures of us!

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    Stephanie, Guest @ 11:21 am

    1) You were an adorable child.

    2) I love your writing style! You make me laugh out loud at least once per post. Sarcasm is my cup of tea!

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    keiramenna 45 posts, Newbee @ 11:28 am

    I think the key to a good slideshow is a) organization and b) length. Yours looked adorable with your his and hers pairings. I’m not sure if you posted all of it, but if you did, or pretty close, awesome job! For me, slideshows that veer into narcissism are the ones with 20 baby pics, 20 high school pics, then 20 pics from this year (half from the engagement session.) It’s fun to watch the couple grow up in photo form, but we know what you look like now! From the guest’s perspective, the length of a song or two is probably a good length for a slideshow.
    PS: The food pic at the end of your post looks delish! Nom, nom, nom…
    PSS: Your hair/veil combo looks fab!!

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    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:44 am

    This is AMAZING! I love that you both had such similar pictures, kind of adds a meant to be feeling to everything. I’m such a sap.

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    The Hardest Paw Ever, Guest @ 11:51 am

    Your round face reminds me so much of my own.

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:26 pm

    We totally had a slideshow too. It ran before the ceremony on the screens in the church, and they didn’t actually stop it until like five minutes into the ceremony lol.

    Awesome post, love seeing pics of people as kids.

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 3:01 pm

    OMG those pictures of you guys are too cute! How funny that you have so many photos that are similar. You guys truly seem as though you were made for each other! :)

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:14 pm

    I really like slideshows, but there was no way to set up one for our wedding, not that i’d had time to put one together.

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    graciebee 117 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:39 am

    Thats something I never thought about before! Your pictures are adorable. Just makes me wonder how many spouses share similar childhood photos like this. Probably much more than we realize. And your food looks very yummy.

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 10:22 am

    Absolutely adorable!! I would love to have a slideshow at our wedding but I’m not sure I have the patience to find, scan and put together all the pictures–how was your dad able to get all of Mr. Unicycle’s pics? Did his parents give them to him?

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    lechevalnoir 277 posts, Helper bee @ 4:57 pm

    I personally don’t like slide shows. They make me feel like you’re at a funeral… that said, we DID have one, but my husband put it together and none of the pictures were from our childhood. They were all post 2008 (when we met) and our cat made an appearance. However, the best part was that my husband photoshopped some pictures to be shuffled in randomly that were of us in famous situations, or meeting famous people. For example, he was on the moon, I meet Oprah, he was on the Wheaties box .. etc. The people who noticed loved it (but most people didn’t even see it).

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    mrscash 729 posts, Busy bee @ 7:39 pm

    I just have to say that I usually think that wedding slideshows are totally cheesy but yours is PRECIOUS. Such a cute idea, I wish I did that!

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