Hi there. Remember me? I’m Mrs. Mouse. You may remember me for my short Sarah Seven dress or my vintage-suited, curly-headed groom, The Dude. We got married four years ago in a garden-party-inspired reception at a Certified Organic wedding venue in Austin, Texas. Recaps start here.
Here’s us then (September 2009):
And here we are now, on a visit to The Dude’s parents’ house in Colorado (August 2013):
The best thing that’s happened to us as a couple since we got married is:
The birth of our son Ossie. He’s 10 months old now and we’re loving life as a family of three.
How blogging about my wedding shaped my wedding day:
Blogging for our wedding undeniably changed our wedding. I deliberately chose to purchase things that would stand out in photos—like the vintage teacups I collected on eBay—in order to kick our wedding photos up a notch for the blog. I tried hard not to copy other bee bloggers exactly because I wanted to provide new and original content for Weddingbee; however, I wasn’t always successful with this (see our invitations that I pretty much stole from Mrs. Perfume!).
I was lucky enough able to carry on my love of weddings and blogging when Mrs. Penguin brought me on board the Weddingbee team in 2010. I’ve been helping to edit the blog ever since, and in January of this year I became the Community Liaison for Weddingbee, helping out behind the scenes to keep the Weddingbee moderation and hostess teams running smoothly. I could have never predicted this would turn into a career when I first began blogging for Weddingbee, but it’s been an amazing ride so far!
Why I chose my icon and how my icon has become a part of my identity:
I originally chose the Mouse icon because I thought it was cute and because I used to be quite shy as a child. I do remember meeting a fellow bee blogger once, and she told me that I was more outgoing than she’d expected me to be, so I guess I didn’t live up to my moniker?
My favorite post ever published on Weddingbee:
My favorite post I ever published on Weddingbee is probably “Shake It Like a Poladroid.” I was really proud of finding the Poladroid app to make digital images look like Polaroids, and I ended up using the app with photos from mine and The Dude’s childhoods to hang at our wedding reception. (Little did I know that Instagram would be coming soon, making this app completely irrelevant.)
Do you still blog/have you found another creative outlet for writing?
I used to blog about life things on my personal blog, but I haven’t really been keeping up with it since Ossie was born. I guess working for Weddingbee gives me enough of an outlet that I don’t feel the need to blog for myself at the moment!