Last February, I took Mr. Unicycle to a “free” dance lesson at a chain studio, thinking it could be a fun date night, and we might actually learn something useful for our first dance. The lesson was very basic, but when the instructor started doing the hard sell for more classes, I thought, “Why not? We could choreograph our first dance! We might even be dancing virtuosos with untapped potential! We might end up so good at dancing that, should we ever become stars, we dominate on Dancing with the Stars!” (I realize we could just go on a dancing show without first becoming stars, such as So You Think You Can Dance, or America’s Next Top Dancing People or whatever it’s called, but I dream big.)
Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography
So there I was, dancing a shoddy hustle with Mr. Unicycle in a dance studio, dreaming about our future in the ballroom dancing industry, when our overzealous dance instructor pulled us into her office for her own hustle if ya know what I mean. As it turns out, dance lessons cost (these numbers are approximate) $1.35 million dollars. Per person. Per lesson.
Hello, hive! I am so excited to be introducing myself as the newest bee. When I got the email from Mrs. Penguin (in the middle of an absolutely rotten day), I “oh my gosh”ed my way around my office until I found my wits and excitedly called Mr. Plane. Then I told my boss, who just looked at me funny (apparently he doesn’t read Weddingbee?!).
So yeah, I’m a little excited to “bee” here! Oh, I have been waiting so long to use that pun.
Mr. Plane and I live in Michigan, halfway between Ann Arbor and Detroit (which is a good spot for us because we love the restaurants and the sporting events in both towns).
The Airplanes at Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers, 2011 (Personal photo)
We met while I was going to school at the University of Michigan, and he wrote “I love you” on the whiteboard on my door the day I moved into the dorms—yep, it was love at first write.
When we last left off, I had begun the hunt for my wedding shoes. Although one may think it would have been tough, considering all of my restrictions, it really wasn’t. It was one of my bridal light bulb moments, for sure.
Can you believe there aren’t any pictures of a light bulb with a veil on it? I Googled for at least 10 solid minutes. Mer.
One of my closest friends, and also my day-of coordinator (more on that, I promise!) was a campus representative for TOMS shoes during our time together in college. Before her, all I knew about TOMS was that Britney Spears (one of my all-time favorite human beings, ever) was a celebrity endorser…which honestly, despite the wealth of knowledge I had telling me that I fell prey to propaganda techniques, was enough for me. However, as was the case multiple times in college, my dear friend’s dedication and passion lit a flame of a similar sort under me as well.
Image via Twitter | Britney is my homegirl. Sidenote: Twitter has for real been around since 2009?!
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Here’s a little teaser for my next few posts.
Last weekend, my parents came down to visit. And for the entire duration of the weekend we were wedding planning.
If anyone has family who live far away, I have found that weekends like this are absolutely brilliant. Not only does it mean that your family can still be involved in the planning of the wedding in person (as opposed to just looking at things online!), but it also means that things have to get done. There can be no procrastination!
That weekend, my diary looked like this.
“Looking for cute and affordable favors? Put the treat of your choice in adorable boxes from Weddingbee Favors!”
We’re welcoming our second bee in the Honeymoon Generation to the hive today! Join me in welcoming Miss Airplane to the hive!
Miss Airplane, Plymouth, Michigan
Age & Occupation: 26, Fundraising Project Coordinator
Fiance’s Age & Occupation: 27, Food & Beverage Manager
Engagement Date: March 31, 2012
Wedding Date: September 2013
Venue: Fox Hills Golf Club & Banquet Center
About Me: I’m a true Michigander (born and raised) and a die-hard Wolverine. I am the definition of a multi-tasker and like to believe I am also a perfectionist, but my horrible short-term memory likes to prove otherwise. I’m an English major and a pretty punny girl, so get ready for some really horrible plays on words! When I’m not consumed with wedding planning, I enjoy copious amounts of television and an equally unhealthy addiction to bacon.