Here is a rewind to Mrs. Snow Pea’s favorite post!
Last Tuesday we had our first and only dance lesson at Atrium Dance. We really procrastinated on that task! Instructor Barbara was fantastic and taught us enough to move around the dance floor for our first dance. Whether we can do it without making a complete ass of ourselves is another thing. Barbara even instructs at Drexel U sometimes.
What I love about Mr. Snow Pea is that he is a great sport about everything. Dancing made him a little uneasy, but he sucked it up for me. The reason being is Mr. Snow Pea was born with Cerebral Palsy and has what is known as Spastic CP, which is heightened muscle tone and tightness. Mr. Snow Pea’s legs are spastic, so he’s a little apprehensive about dancing in front of a crowd. Otherwise, he’s cool as a cucumber!
The reason I bring this up is that I don’t think I have ever seen this discussed. What exactly? Disabilities and all that comes with it, e.g. Health Issues, Family Concerns, Prejudice, Compromises, Criticism, etc. These are things that people don’t tell you when you’re getting married, but I am sure many people deal with them. I don’t know anyone else with a spouse who has a “disability.”
Here is short clip from our full edited wedding film by Wes Jones. I’m so happy to be able to share this with you all! I’ll admit, I make all of our family and friends watch it when they come over to our house. When I first saw one of his films, I thought, ‘That’s it! That’s how I want to go down in history! Timeless!’
Eh hem, eh hem. Is this thing on? Hello hive! I must hold the record for most procrastinated wedding recap in history. My apologies to you all. So, I’ll top it off with the quickest wedding recap in history, and hope you all forgive me.
All photos courtesy of Henry Chan
Getting ready – My Chantilly lace veil was custom made by a friend.
Mr. Snow Pea and I volunteered as “models” for Scott Robert’s workshop on Friday. I wanted to wait until I posted about the whole event, but I just had to drop this off. When I saw some of the photos, I gasped in disbelief. Is that really me? Holy smokes, it looks AMAZING!
After 2 years of blogging, 5 months of editing, 582 pictures uploaded, and 188 pages later, it’s finally here! I give you my pride and joy – my wedding planning journal.
Last Thursday, Mrs. Poppy, Mrs. Violet, Bridesmaid Lambchop and I got together for dinner and coffee. After seeing their new bobs, I was inspired to take the dive as well. I kept my hair on the long side for the last 2 years for the wedding. It was so refreshing when the hair stylist took 6-7 inches and began chopping away.
My new do:
Here are some more photos of the bee meet up in NYC. It was a freezing cold day which was perfect for some good soup. Mr. Snow Pea and I had a great time and although some of us have never met, it feels like we know all about one another already. It was hard calling one another by our real names since we’re so used to referring to one another by our icons. It was also delightful to meet all the Mr. Bees and hear what they thought of our “other life” in the blogging world.
The gang at La Bonne Soupe
Okay, so it’s been how long? Umm, 7 months since my last recap, but who’s counting right? I was going through our travel photos for my scrapbook, when I was reminded of our trip to San Francisco where I met Mrs. Plumeria. Of all the places we have been, Mr. Snow Pea and I agree that San Francisco was our most memorable trip. It’s definitely a fantastic place for a minimoon or honeymoon!
As I went through our photos, I stumbled upon so many great shots that I wanted to share, so a recap was absolutely necessary. I hate leaving loose ends.
Shhhh… I have a confession. I spent all summer in a long sleeve shirt with SPF 30 sunblock on to avoid tan lines. Yes, crazy me gardened all summer with a long sleeve shirt on. Mr. Snow Pea thought he was going to lose me one hot weekend and gently chastised me for letting my vanity take over. So you can imagine my excitement as we landed in Cancun where I could finally break free of the wedding and made contact with the UV rays! Everyone was right. The honeymoon is the BEST part about a wedding!
The flower girl dresses are complete. Mr. Snow Pea’s mom did a fantastic job. I can’t get over how adorable they are! I can’t wait to see my two future nieces in them. Our ring bearer called us the other day and asked us if he gets a prize if he walks down the aisle with a smile on his face. I just love that kid! (Now I have to go out and buy prizes.) Prizes are a good idea, as well as the stuffed animals as Mrs. Pumpkin did.
There’s the “main” flower girl’s dress…
Here’s one last thing I came up with for our wedding. This is the last project, I promise! For the convenience of our readers, I made a card with the reading printed on it. Our readers wanted to practice the reading before the wedding, so I sent them a copy of our program. At the rehearsal dinner, I am going to give them these cards to tuck into their purse or pocket.
My last project is finally complete! I feel so accomplished. That’s it! We’re done! No more loose ends! Nothing else to do but relax and look forward to our wedding. With the Playbill now printed, we finished filling the gable boxes and we’re ready to roll. Inside the gable box were my water bottles with my DIY labels, pretzels, postcard and “stamp”, a 5th Avenue candy bar, coupon to Top of the Rock, Playbill, phone list, maps, and an apple (not shown).
Another project down! Like Mrs. Plumeria, I seem to get some of my better ideas under pressure. If allowed too much time, I go through so many design phases that nothing gets finished. Using the cardstock leftover from the programs, I threw together a simple menu cover and menu card.
Procrastination is an evil evil thing. I never got around to finishing pages 5 and 6 of my Playbill. Rather than let the project go to waste, I just printed the front/back cover and “The Players” page making it a one page booklet basically. The phone list, map and sites to see pages are just going to be printed on regular 8.5×11 and put into the OOT bags. Either way, I am sure guests will appreciate the information.
These were printed at work and the results weren’t too shabby.
Now that all the major planning is over with, I feel like I can enjoy doing little things and add some details to personalize the wedding. Months ago, I bought 100 coasters from a former bride who was selling her post wedding items. To personalize them, again I used the stamp set from Close to My Heart. The stamps were too large for the coaster, so I stamped the coaster right on the edge using just a portion of the stamp.
I stamped four different designs to change things up.