A Highland Fairy Tale: We Begin with a Teaser Video!

Hello hive! Happy June! It feels like I’ve been gone forever, but it’s only been a little over a month since my last honeymoon post. I had to wait a bit longer for my professional photos (which was really difficult), but I’m happy to report they were worth the wait because they are insanely amazing! And they make me miss our wedding day tenfold.

Luckily I get to relive it in epic detail with all of you and I’m totally pumped about that. So let’s get these recaps started, shall we?

For those of you who aren’t as familiar with my story as others, here are a few highlights of my time as a blogger on Weddingbee:


Engagement photo by Jennifer Jackson

I joined the hive declaring it was my dream come true (and it was). My other half Mr. Sword (who proposed to me at the top of the John Hancock building) is from Scotland but didn’t have a family tartan to wear at our wedding, so we decided to design and create our own. Even though it turned out better than we could ever imagine, it only came about after some disagreeing between me and Mr. Sword and many opinions from the hive.


I love Mr. Sword’s eyes in this photo—he’s so good in front of the camera! /Engagement photo by Jennifer Jackson

Despite my determination to make my wedding-planning year all about me and my boobs, exciting things happened to other people and both my little sister AND Mr. Sword’s wee sis got engaged as well!

In the beginning, I encouraged us all to laugh at ourselves and figure out what type of bride we were most like, I openly showed my support for gay marriage, I begged you all for help in finding a suitable wedding reading, and I made up some new WR lingo. Speaking of which, how can I get “shrendoring” into Urban Dictionary?? :)


Engagement photo by Jennifer Jackson

As my planning year came to a close I acted like a drama queen when my dress didn’t fit the first time, but it all worked out in the end thanks to a five-pound weight loss and a new bra. In my last week as a single lady I admitted my true feelings about plaid/tartan and wrote about how amazing it was to be getting married to the man of my dreams!

And now for a beautiful overview and teaser of our special day:

And with that, it’s time to begin the Sword recaps!! Woohoo! I can’t promise I’ll be brief, but I can promise I’ll be open and honest, I’ll be entertaining, and at some points embarrassing, and I won’t skip a single major moment!


Mrs. Sword

Wedding Date:
March 2013
Classifieds: June 3, 2013
Not-So-Best Practices
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    bmb5260 68 posts, Worker bee @ 6:05 pm

    you look so happy! I love the tartan details everywhere like on your dress and below the cake!

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    wouldyoukindlyy 234 posts, Helper bee @ 6:42 pm

    ohmygod, you have no idea how long I’ve waited for these !!

    You are absolutely GORGEOUS!

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:50 pm

    yay! I can’t wait!

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    JujuBear 47 posts, Newbee @ 6:58 pm

    Yay! Looks like you had an amazing wedding! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:24 pm

    Yay, I’m even more excited for the Sword recaps after seeing your fun video! You looked absolutely beautiful, I can’t wait to see more!

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    futuremrskmk 100 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:32 pm

    I’m so glad you’re back!!!

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    missgoldfish 454 posts, Helper bee @ 9:49 pm

    SO excited for Sword recaps!! Love your trader video!

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    thebestisyettocome 57 posts, Worker bee @ 9:54 pm

    YAY!!! so excited! and may I say…you looked hott on your wedding day! congrats!

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    texasaggiemom 595 posts, Busy bee @ 10:09 pm

    Yay – it seems like forever since you’ve posted! You definitely looked like a Highland princess, and I can’t wait to see how it all came together. Congratulations, Swords!

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    superduperbrit 2466 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:49 am

    I screamed when I saw you posted. YAY!!!! I’m so excited for your recaps. You look BEAUTIFUL! Congrats again!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:06 am

    @bmb5260: yay, you noticed the tartan accents! Thanks!

    @wouldyoukindlyy: Oh thank you so much! I have been dying to write them too!

    @Miss Panda: thanks Panda!

    @JujuBear: Definitely! Thanks!

    @Mrs. Pony: Awww thank you Pony! It’s so nice to be back blogging!

    @futuremrskmk: I’m glad to bee back! Thank you.

    @MissGoldFish: Our videographers were amazing, we are really happy with it too!

    @thebestisyettocome: haha you’re great, thank you!

    @TexasAggieMom: Yea, I know, the month of May was long too so it was like 5+ weeks. Happy to be back!

    @SuperDuperBrit: Well I screamed when I saw your comment, yay!!!! Thank you thank you!

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    mtorres 122 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:19 am

    Love it!! Looks like you guys had SO much fun! Can’t wait to see your recaps!!

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 7:20 am

    I don’t have speakers on my computer at work, and I left my headphones at home. NOOOOO!! I want to watch this video so bad…

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:47 am

    Ack! Actual swords were involved! So awesome.

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:06 am

    aww I can’t wait to see more! Love the video!

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    mzjynxie 783 posts, Busy bee @ 11:21 am

    Love your video, you had such a beautiful time.

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:38 pm

    This is lovely Mrs. Sword, I can’t wait for the rest of your recaps!!!!

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    brooklyn55 743 posts, Busy bee @ 4:07 pm

    beautiful wedding!!! love the video… looks so much fun!!

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    CoCo, Guest @ 4:43 pm

    LOVED the video!!! The horns (what’s the Scottish music called???) at the beginning of the video was so beautiful and moving! Love, love, love.

    My wedding was in September but I’ve been sticking around waiting to read your recaps! Can’t wait.

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:01 pm

    @mtorres: thanks! It was such a blast!

    @Mrs. Blue Whale: Nooo! Hope you got to watch it later! :)

    @priyathescientist: Yes! Swords were involved! And in multiple ways!

    @Mrs. Treasure: Thank you Treasure! :)

    @MzJynxie: So sweet of you, thanks!

    @Mrs. Toadstool: Thanks so much! yay for recaps!

    @Brooklyn55: Thank you, we are so happy with it!

    @CoCo: Wow, such an honor! I promise they’ll get better as they go along! Those are bagpipes playing at the beginning, and we had a live one at the wedding. It was pretty amazing.

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    mswizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 6:27 am

    Yay Sword recaps!! I can’t wait!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:15 am

    @Mrs. Wizard: Yay! Thanks! :)

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:33 pm

    You looked gorgeous! Love the sword escort cards :)

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:06 pm

    @Miss Waterfall: aww thank you! My mom made those, we loved them too!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:54 am

    :) :) :)

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    krislynn_sd 72 posts, Worker bee @ 10:56 am

    Omg, Mrs. Sword. That was the most perfect ceremony kiss I have ever seen!! That was even better than those romantic ones you see in movies. It totally made me tear up – you two are adorable. Congrats and I can’t wait to read your recaps!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:06 am

    @krislynn_sd: Thank you so much, what a nice compliment! Our photographer told us to go nice and slow so she could get a good shot of it. It was a nice kiss. :)

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