I’m Mrs. Cinnamon Bun, from the start of the Brunch generation of bees. We had a book-themed green and teal wedding, with a tapas-style dinner. We got married in a (private) heritage building in Calgary, Alberta. There was lots of DIY in our wedding, including flowers made from book pages for all the bouquets and boutonnieres, and 14 pies that I made myself instead of cake! My recaps start here.
Married June 25th, 2011 – Two years, six months on Christmas day!
The best thing that’s happened to us as a couple since we got married is:
“Husband,” “Hubby,” “Husman,” “Wife,” Wifey,” and “Wifeyface” are now our most-used pet names for each other.
How blogging about my wedding shaped my wedding day:
I really don’t know about this one”¦I’ve always been crafty, so I think I would have made all the things I made whether or not Weddingbee was in my life. Reading blogs about real weddings gave me great ideas, and made me feel that things like having pie instead of cake weren’t quite as weird as some people thought.
Why I chose my icon and how my icon has become a part of my identity:
I still love baking and eating cinnamon buns as much as I always did! I chose it because of a joke in a Demetri Martin routine that my then-fiance-now-husband loves. Basically “Cinnamon Buns” is both a thing, and a good nickname. Cotton Balls? No.
My favorite post I ever published on Weddingbee:
I think all the ones I wrote about making 14 pies for the wedding. They’re useful (I search out my pastry post still when I’m making pies, because I haven’t printed it!) and not what “everyone” does.
Do you still blog/have you found another creative outlet for writing?
I blogged for years and years before Weddingbee, mostly about my knitting—as I said above, I’ve always been crafty. I haven’t updated the knitting blog very much since then (I think I lost a lot of my knitter readers when everything became ALL WEDDING ALL THE TIME for those eight months), but I started a knitting podcast in April. Before you laugh, search the iTunes store for “knitting podcast.” There are hundreds! And they are all fascinating, provided you’re a knitter. The podcast is satisfying the blogging bug for me at the moment.
- The best thing about being married is: knowing that we’re always there for each other.
- The worst thing about being married is: being apart for long periods of time.
- The best thing we registered for was: the kettle with six buttons for different temperatures for different types of tea!
- The worst thing we registered for was: least-used are the salad servers”¦I serve myself with my fork before I remember we’ve got other utensils.
- When we fight, we make up by: We’re one of those sickening couples that doesn’t fight.
- The biggest challenge we’ve faced since getting married has been: not the fact that husband went back to university, but the fact that one year in, the university here in town cut his program, so now we’re long-distance while he finishes school in British Columbia.
- The way my SO and I reconnect when we both get busy is: at the moment, FaceTime calls!
- When I have a disagreement with my in laws, we resolve it by: We’re all so easy-going, I can’t think of anything we’ve disagreed about!
- If we could do our wedding all over again, the one thing we’d change is: We’ve connected with a lot of hubby’s step-family that we didn’t really know at the time we got married—I think we’d invite more family if we got a do-over. (Hubby’s step-dad was diagnosed with cancer, again, this summer and passed away in October. Visit your family now! Don’t wait for sad circumstances to bring you together!)
- In five years, I hope that we: own a house, and a dog or two.
- Calgary, Alberta
- Stage Manager
- Wedding Date:
- June 2011
- Calgary Opera Centre