I know I kinda dropped off the face of the blog-world, sorry! Some crazy things have been happening lately, but I do have a couple more posts to share with you guys before I say goodbye!
When I got engaged on September 7, 2009 at the top of Mont Blanc, I was ridiculously excited to start planning our wedding.
At the time of this photo, I had NO IDEA how much I would change over the next year and a half as I went from engaged to married.
The Miss Socks in that photo was a year out of college with a good job but she didn’t have a creative outlet. She didn’t know that planning a wedding would open up a world of creativity, community and deep personal satisfaction. She also didn’t know just how much her love for Mr. Socks could and would grow as they planned their wedding and lives together. In fact, the Miss Socks in that photo was probably thinking about the fact that she didn’t have her real ring yet to show off. She could be a little petty like that.
In the year and eight months since that photo was taken, I can say without hesitation that I have grown personally, professionally and emotionally. … read more
If you remember, I confessed early on that I have hiperhidrosis”¦which basically means that my hands and feet sweat a ridiculous amount. I don’t ever wear shoes without socks since it’s horribly uncomfortable, so I was concerned about wearing those pretty Kate Spades that I fell so in love with.
Here’s a reminder of the shoes. And my awesome color coordinating skillz.
Do my feet look like they were in little puddles? No? Well, they were. They were big, squishy sweaty messes.
I used to play softball as a kid, and whenever I’d get hit by the ball (usually in the face or something), Dad Socks would tell me to “shake it off.” Such wise advice, Dad Socks. At our wedding, after things fell apart, Dad Socks gave me the same advice and told me not to let the villains ruin our day.
So, that’s what Mr. Socks and I tried to do as we watched almost every family member of his leave the wedding.
We dug into the ice cream bar to try to drown our sorrows.
After the parent dances, we asked everyone to join us on the dance floor, and when I say everyone, I MEAN everyone. I wanted a photo of all of the guests at our wedding and the second floor of Ladder 15 was perfect for an overhead shot of our guests!
Well, almost all of them. At this point, Mr. Socks’ sister and cousin started uncontrollably crying and causing a scene off to the side. But you won’t hear me complain that I don’t have to see their faces when I look at this photo! … read more
After dinner, Mr. Socks and I had asked Sister Socks and Groomsman Matt to deliver toasts. Matt went first and kept it short, funny and sweet. Apparently, he was nervous to deliver the speech, but did so well that I would have never known!
Sister Socks went next and she delivered a funny, wonderful speech that mostly encompassed how much she used to dupe me when I was a kid. It was so touching and heartfelt”¦I should ask her for a copy of it! … read more
It was finally time for the moment I had been waiting for my entire life: to eat the food at our wedding.
That’s right”¦move over handsome groom and big white dress”¦get this bride some CHOW!
Again, I’m kicking myself over not asking for pictures of our food, but if you need a reminder, here was our menu:
Drooling yet? I know I am.
Ladder 15 served the food family-style at the tables in three courses. Originally, I thought everything would go on the table at the same time, but they really paced each section of the meal, which was PERFECT. It gave everyone plenty of time to chat and enjoy themselves between the three courses. … read more
Cocktail hour flew by! Before I knew it, people were being swept downstairs and I realized I had hardly eaten any of our delicious goodies! Ah well, we were glad to have gotten to say hello to everyone during the cocktail hour so we’d have the rest of the evening to have fun.
We opted not to do bridal party introductions and I didn’t even really want the two of us to be introduced (um, hello”¦it’s our wedding, people should know who we are by now) but we wanted to do our first dance right away, so to get everyone’s attention, our DJ announced us as he started the music for our first dance.
Immediately after our ceremony, we took the trip up two flights of stairs at Ladder 15 where servers swooped down with tasty tidbits! Unfortunately, one thing I never asked my photographer for were pictures of the food and wine, so I don’t have any!! I’m bummed about it because one of the most important parts of our wedding was to find kick ass food and drinks and I don’t have photographic evidence of it. So if it’s something you want, be sure you ask!
Mr. Socks and I used the cocktail hour as our opportunity to make the rounds to all of our guests instead of dinner. This allowed us to get the formalities out of the way early in the evening so we could have had the rest of the evening to have fun. I definitely recommend this if you attend your cocktail hour. No, I didn’t get hardly a bite of the food at cocktail hour, but I DID get to munch on everything at dinner!
I love the photos from our cocktail hour showing everyone having fun together!