Hello to all of you beautiful bees! I’m thrilled to be writing this post. My name is Miss Mink and I’m so excited to have you along for my wedding-planning adventure.
Photo by Miss Mink
I live in Charlottesville, a fabulous college town in Virgina. A native of New Jersey who went to school in Providence and Boston, I’ve moved around a bit, but always lived in the Northeast prior to the move here. While I’ll always be a Jersey girl and I’ll always love my Red Sox and Patriots, I have found my home in Virginia. I work in academia and could be considered an early adopter of social media, so I’m very comfortable with joining this fabulous group of bloggers.
Mr. Mink and I met at the opening of Charlottesville Pavilion, and outdoor concert venue, in 2005. We are serious music lovers and will travel great distances and endure some pretty interesting conditions to see a great concert. Mr. Mink is a radio host and a craft-beer consultant, which most people agree sound like the coolest jobs in the world. He’s been hearing about “The ‘Bee” for a year now, so he’s pretty excited to be part of this, too! He has already given my golden retriever his new name, Junior Mink.
Junior Mink takes wedding planning very seriously. / Photo by Miss Mink
We are planning a vineyard wedding with a mix of classic and vintage details with a little quirk thrown in. I was raised conservatively, so I appreciate tradition and proper etiquette, but I also love making sure there’s some humor and personality mixed in to avoid any semblance of perfection. (After many years of chasing it, I have come to believe that perfect is boring.) We are so excited with some of the decisions we’ve already made and are looking forward to getting input from all of you lovely bees on the ones yet to come!
Thank you so much for letting me share this journey with you!
About the Mink
When I first saw the Woodland Creatures introduced on the Boards a couple months ago, I remember thinking the mink avatar was adorable. However, I was also attracted to the opossum because a band my fiance and I follow faithfully has a song about an opossum. The opossum avatar was pretty cute, too. When I was ultimately presented with the options, my instinct was to pick the mink. She looks very prim and proper, but I bet she has a few surprises tucked away in that little Kelly bag.