I interrupt these recaps to bring you this moment of reality during our first look.
While we were planning our wedding long distance, the mister had it pretty easy—there was only so much he could do since we were in separate states. But when the day was upon us, he took over and made sure everything was going according to plan. The reason he was late for our first look was because there was a helium shortage and he was handling it.
I have the utmost respect for previous bees who blogged their recaps so timely! I used to think that I wouldn’t be able to wait to tell you all about how it went down, but nobody warned me about what would happen post wedding.
Which is this: I was suddenly hit with the feeling where I was just OVER it all. It happened while I was on the beach during our honeymoon—I didn’t want to take a look at anything wedding related. I didn’t even try to sell the stuff left over! They went into boxes and out of sight, out of mind. I was emotionally ready to move on and begin this new chapter in my life.
And then, just as quickly as that feeling came over me, about a year later it was gone. Lifted, just like that. I’m going back and catching up on all the blogging bees’ recaps, enjoying their special days, and am finally ready to share mine with you all.
So to reintroduce myself, I’m just going to do a super brief overview of the planning process here:
Hi again! I’ve accidentally (and temporarily) turned into a Weddingbee reader instead of a blogger lately but I’m sure you all haven’t noticed because there have been an influx of SERIOUSLY amazing new bees.
Here is why: soon after we got married, Mr. Crepe landed a great job in San Francisco! We are incredibly grateful for this one, especially with the economy the way it is and starting our lives together with a bit of stability is wonderful. There have been a few rough years in the past, career wise, for both of us, and that had contributed to our extended long distance relationship. It is so gratifying for me to see the mister going to a job he loves, with super cool coworkers who he respects and who respect him. Go Mr. Crepe!
So on top of the transition of getting married and living together for the first time, we have also been dealing with the task of moving cross country. It’s been a monster. (For those of you who have to do this too, I do have a GREAT car shipping company to recommend! A whole lot of research and breath holding went into this, believe you me.) This has plunged us back into long distance but after 6 years of it, 2 months is totally small beans.
One of the reasons why I stayed behind was to attend a few close friends’ weddings. I wanted to share a detail from one of the weddings here; it was so simple but absolutely beautiful.
When Mr. Crepe and I were starting to plan our wedding, I had thought that it wasn’t necessary to have a cake topper, especially since we weren’t going to have a traditional cake. But I realized that this was the perfect project for the mister because he has always liked sculpting characters out of clay and had done this a few times while we were in art school.
When I brought up the idea, he was pretty excited about this responsibility! He came up with the idea that he would make old people versions of us, which I thought was a very sweet and cute concept. So months later, we were on video chat and he showed me what he had worked on so far:
Yes.. I realize this is a decapitated head. … read more