All right, now that we’ve talked route and sleeping destinations…it’s time to get into the juicy stuff! I mean, we stayed in some pretty neat places, but let’s be real, most of the fun was spent exploring!
First up, the cities. We explored Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Venice Beach. All of which we have decided need follow-up trips. Each city brings such a different and unique personality. I certainly cannot pick favourites because I loved each of them for very different reasons.
Seattle was our very first stop. For that reason alone it’s pretty special. We were in Seattle on Labour Day weekend, and it was complete madness and crazy rainy. With the time change on our side, our favourite part of our time in Seattle was waking up stupidly early and exploring the city before the hustle and bustle came out. We watched vendors open the Pike Place Market, walked around Miner’s Landing, and went on the Ferris wheel when it opened (our most touristy activity of the entire trip). Big thanks to Mrs. Campfire for her recommendations!
All photos personal
From top left in clockwise order: The Gum Wall / Ferris wheel selfies / Crab dinner at Miner’s Landing / Seattle Starbucks (when in Rome) / Pike Place Market
Writing the ceremony has allowed Mr. Sugar Cube and me to completely customize everything about it. And allowed us the freedom of changing some things up.
Talk the song I’ll be walking down the aisle to. Instead of the traditional “Canon in D,” I will be trying not to run down the aisle to my groom to the most beautiful song in the world, in my humble opinion:
Every time I hear it I think of Mr. Sugar Cube and his love for me. It soothes me; the second the first chords play my shoulders and whole body relax. I put it on repeat when I first heard it because of the love I felt. Now it’s progressed to putting it on repeat when I’m upset, when I need to take a deep breath, when I’m mad, when I’m missing Mr. Sugar Cube, when I need to feel even more love.
I’ve been compiling all our planned decor and favors for our final calls with our wedding planner this week. So I figured now was as good a moment as any to catch you all up with what we’ve been planning.
I wish I could say that we bought these trunks from the Cambridge Antiques market, but they’re from Home Goods (and I’m excited to keep them for after the wedding). They nest into each other neatly, which will help us pack them into the car on the drive down to Georgia. … read more
Now that Mr. Sugar Cube and I are getting close to the final stretch, I think it’s about time to come full circle and discuss ceremonies again. (It feels like it’s been forever since I posted some of the ceremony readings and unity ceremonies I had found.)
Because the ceremony was one of the highest priorities for Mr. Sugar Cube and me, we wanted to write the entire ceremony. And so we’ve been working on it the entire length of our engagement, going over and over the wording, tweaking here and there, pulling things and putting new things in, trying to make it as meaningful and as personal as possible. It will be the best ceremony we’ve ever been too. (Completely biased unbiased here!) And hopefully the best our guests have been to as well.
I began by scouring the internet for script outlines for help with constructing the first rough draft of our ceremony, using guides and examples from The Knot, Offbeat Bride, Weddingbee, Officiant Eric, and more.
With a basic outline, I sent out to find the perfect unity ceremony for Mr. Sugar Cube and me. I found it in the ring warming: