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Good luck, bees!
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When I meet a newly engaged couple, or a friend of mine gets engaged, the first thing that I have been to known to say (after “Congratulations!” of course) is, “Being engaged was the best of times, and it was the worst of times, but being married is truly awesome.” I loved the sparkly, exciting time of being engaged, planning for our future, learning who we were as a couple as we faced our families, but to be honest, our engagement was not a particularly happy time. Blogging helped me to focus on the fun aspects, and being part of the Weddingbee community was a blessing of support that I never could have imagined, but we dealt with a lot in managing our families, and I would not want to go back to that time. That being said, waking up on June 7, 2010 next to my new husband made it all worth it.
The Hermit Crabs had a traditional Jewish ceremony, and we did not write our own vows. However, we signed a ketubah—Jewish marriage contract—and recited the words during the ring exchange (“Behold, thou art consecrated to me with this ring, according to the law of Moses and Israel” for him, and “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” for me). Getting married in the Jewish tradition and being part of the Jewish community is very important to us, and these traditions are innate in our relationship and our lives.
Editors’ note: Miss Coral handed over the reins to Mr. Coral for this post so he could tell the hive firsthand how he asked his groomsmen to be in their wedding.
You guys already read about how Miss Coral asked her bridesmaids to be her bridesmaids. It was cute and fun and very girly. Well, that’s not how I am. I wanted to punish my guys while also making it fun. My groomsmen are childhood friends and college roommates. Miss Coral gave her bridesmaids little bottles of champagne, so I wanted to bust out a classic prank and ICE my friends.
Don’t know what icing is? It’s when you present someone with a bottle of Smirnoff Ice and they have to get down on one knee and chug it. Smirnoff Ice is disgusting, and forcing a guy to chug a bottle is hilarious. But Miss Coral presented her bridesmaids with really cute boxes, so I had to do something. Plus, ALL of my groomsmen live out of town, and I wasn’t reasonably going to be able to ask them all in person. So, that’s where the mail comes into play.
I started out by getting some note cards and writing out a message to each of my groomsmen about why I wanted them to be in the bridal party. I lead each card off by saying, “The bridesmaids got champagne. You get ICED!” Then, I also drew a little characterization of each person on the front of their card using the mustache on the front as a basis.
As most destination brides can attest, it is seriously nerve wracking to pack up all your wedding materials and pray you didn’t forget something. I was having some severe wedding nightmares that I would arrive in Cape May without my programs, rings, menus, cookie jars, pretty much everything.
I started packing up my collections about a week in advance and wrote the contents of the box on the outside. I also made a list of everything we needed broken down by event to keep it organized and checked it off as we loaded up the car. I think this saved my sanity a bit (Mr. CS will probably say differently).
You may have noticed that so far we have been taking our own photos and do not have our professional photographer with us yet. We ultimately made this decision based on the timing and layout of our day. Because we only had him for eight hours we used six of it for the ceremony and reception and then the two hours before the ceremony were blocked off for the first look, wedding party shots, and immediate family portraits (we had so many family shots we wanted to fit in and we really wanted to make it to cocktail hour). And also because we were all getting ready at different locations and we didn’t want to waste half of the time driving around (if you’ve ever been to NEPA you know that it takes 20 minutes, at least, to get anywhere).
So the Men were getting ready at BM France’s hotel room. They met up at about 11:00am when my brother arrived with lunch for everyone. Don’t guys have it so easy? Sleep late, eat food, relax. This is probably one of the only times I really regret not having the photographer present. I don’t care so much that I don’t have an artsy picture of my dress or my mother zipping my zipper, but this is literally all the photos we have of Billie and the guys getting ready (that aren’t so blurry you can’t tell who’s who…apparently they need a lesson on using the focus button).
Hello, hive!!! It’s been such a long time since my mug has graced these parts. I’m so excited to be a part of this new series and to give you a glimpse of our relationship since we got married almost three years ago! The point of this particular post is to look at whether or not we have been living up to our vows since getting hitched. For those of you who don’t remember our vows, here they are:
From this day forward, I, Miss Doily/Mr. Doily, promise you these things: I will laugh with you in times of joy, comfort you in times of sorrow, I will pray for you daily, I will share in your dreams, I will listen to you with compassion and understanding, speak to you with encouragement, I will remain faithful to you for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish you for all the days of our lives.
1. I will laugh with you in times of joy, comfort you in times of sorrow.