Miss Doily Is in the House!

Hello, hive! Hello, hello, hello!!! I cannot even begin to explain just how excited I am to be Miss Doily. Mostly this is because I am in shock, and it’s not even 100% hit me that I am a bee. I wanted to be a bee so I can share my wedding journey with others who are in a similar place and hopefully give them ideas and inspiration! I am one of the first of my friends and family to get married, so I am venturing into unknown territory, and guess what? I’m dragging all of you along with me! I hope you have your seat belts buckled—it’s going to be a pretty crazy ride!!

When I applied to be a bee, I had already resigned myself to the fact that I wouldn’t hear for weeks and that I probably would not get chosen the first time out of the gate. Much to my surprise, and the chagrin of Mr. D’s eardrums, I found out only five days after I applied that I would be the newest blogger bee. I went to check my text messages and noticed that I had some emails. At the top of the pile was one with “Weddingbee Application” in the subject line. I opened it, expecting a kind rejection from Pengy. After all, it had only been five days! But it was there, congratulating me. I squealed at the top of my lungs, running into the living room, sending my cats scattering in terror. Mr. D looked alarmed as well. I could barely get the words out, but he managed to get the gist of: “OHMYGOSHITHINKTHEYMADEMEABEE!” After I calmed down, I made him read the email to me out loud so I wasn’t mistaken. He read it and assured me that I wasn’t, and now here I am!


Introducting Mr. D and Miss Doily! (Personal Photo)

What you need to know about Miss Doily: I’m neurotically neat, I like lists, and I like Post-Its. A lot. I’m a huge football fan: I play fantasy football in a league of 11 guys, and I usually kick most of their butts. I have two cats that I adore. I like to create things and craft all the time. I have been with Mr. D since I was 18 years old and a freshman in college. I am a youth counselor to troubled children and also volunteer with Special Olympics as a coach to some amazing children.

What you need to know about Mr. D: He’s sarcastic. He, too, loves football and even played it for four years in college (and he gets cranky when I kick his butt in fantasy football). He doesn’t really like to craft, and I often have to bribe him to join me in my crafting adventures. He pretends not to be a cat person, but I often catch him whispering sweet nothings to the kittens and giving them treats when he thinks I’m not looking. Mr. D is a self-employed freelance writer and publisher.

So now that you know a little bit about us, you are probably wondering why I chose Miss Doily. Well, there are a number of reasons. One is so I can continue to refer to my fiance as Mr. D since his last name does in fact begin with a D and that is how I have been referring to him on the boards before this. There is also the fact that I was already planning on incorporating doilies into the reception decor to go along with the other vintage, whimsical touches I am using!

I mean, how sweet is this usage of doilies?


Image via Martha Stewart Weddings

Plus, doilies are sweet, lacy, and delicate, and they are reminiscent of simpler times. You will come to find that I love the classics: movies, music, cardigans, and the list goes on. I like to think that I am sweet, but I know I am far from delicate. Can I just say again that I am so excited to be Miss Doily!? Because I am!

Anyway, after seven years of dating, Mr. D and I are planning a sweet, simple wedding filled with lots of whimsical and vintage touches. I know that this wedding is us through and through, and I can’t wait for you to join us on our journey! On that note, I guess I will sign off! See you soon!


Mrs. Doily

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wedding Date:
March 2012
Engagement Ring: "It's Your Decision"
House Wine of the South...In Pennsylvania
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    PrincessMandieMae 316 posts, Helper bee @ 11:42 am

    Happy to see an Iowa Bee representing us! I look forward to reading all of your posts!

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    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:04 pm


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