Well hello there, hive! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I want to apologize for having taken as long as I have to do my recaps. It’s been a crazy few months here, getting settled back into the groove of things.
Not only did I have a crazy amount of work to do when I got back, this little bugger has been taking a good chunk of my time.
Hive, meet L’hospital or L’hospi (pronounced lopi) for short. She is the darling little hamster that we brought home soon after our honeymoon. She’s (for now) easing my craving for a dog or a baby. She’s also teaching me to stay on my toes, since as a two inch high hamster, she managed to scale out of her foot high glass aquarium tank! How, yeah…I don’t know either.
My good news for you is that every single recap post has been written, so I am finally ready to start recapping all of it all at once. (Get ready to be sick of me!) It’s been a long time coming.
For weeks, I have been sitting here trying to put these together, and I’ve been trying hard to synthesize in my head the whole day/week/planning process(?) and it’s been kind of a crazy experience. It is weird being a wife and having a husband. Sometimes I think that our wedding was a dream and I just imagined the whole thing. Though if I thought we were a team before we got married, getting married has only solidified it more. We are a unit now, a family, and it’s awesome.
There were some major problems on the day of the wedding (we’ll get there, I promise), many of which could have/should have been prevented (which luckily many guests didn’t even realize were occurring, so at least we managed to keep it under wraps). I have spent quite a bit of time dwelling on that and I had some major regrets immediately after the wedding. But as a whole, as time is going by, with the pro pictures from our amazing photographer, I am trying to remember the important part: I have married the man of my dreams and that is something worth celebrating.
So since it’s been a while, I thought I would reintroduce the Pandas.
We are the Pandas. We are two (forever) graduate students who met and live in the amazing and wonderful city of Boston. Bears are important to us and our relationship (and was a small component to our wedding). We got engaged at home two years ago with the most stunning engagement ring I have ever seen. We decided to get married at the College Club of Boston, the oldest women’s college club in America.
We had a crazy romantic color palette of blue, peach, pink, and cream and a loose vintage garden theme. I heavily DIYed most of the aspects of our wedding, including the coffee filter flowers, our invitations, forks, bird cage card holder and much more. I discussed concerns with our guest list as well as my wish to walk down the aisle alone. I also talked about my awesome murder mystery wedding shower I had in May.
Unfortunately due to the craziness of life and grad school…mostly grad school, there were many things that I didn’t get around to discussing, but we’ll get to all of that in due time.
Let the Panda recaps begin!