In deciding to have a small wedding, Mr. Sugar Cube and I also wanted to celebrate with all of our family and friends. What better way than to celebrate with a second party after the wedding?!
While planning our wedding has taken the most focus, Mr. Sugar Cube and I would occasionally talk about the second party and details we’d want to include. It wasn’t until a certain bike ride, though, that it really started to come together. When it comes to riding bikes, Mr. Sugar Cube and I have our usual rides and usual ways to get back home. On one of the routes home we pass by this building that for the longest time was just an industrial building. Turns out this empty industrial building won’t be for long!
The last night Mr. Sugar Cube and I spent time together in the week we first met, our group of friends and I had decided to go out for drinks at a bar within walking distance of the hotel we were staying at. When we got to the bar, The Great Dane Pub & Brewery Company, we all sat at the bar, Mr. Sugar Cube sitting to my left and no one to my right. Turns out it didn’t matter where anyone else sat because it felt like it was only the two of us there that night. As a result, the brewery has a little place in my heart.
After our semi-custom invitation suite was designed, I headed over to Cards & Pockets to order pocket folds, envelopes, and envelope liners.
I love Cards & Pockets. It’s a paper nerd’s dream. Any paper, color, pattern you dream of, they can do. And in the pricey world of wedding invitations, I found them to be very affordable.
I’d ordered color swatches from Cards & Pockets about one month before we started designing our invitations, so I was able to tell our graphic designer, Anne, that their amethyst color was the best purple for the invitation suite. She recommended pairing the amethyst with crystal, a metallic white color, for the pocket folds and envelopes.*
Everything arrived on the same day. It was like Christmas, only scarier. As I told Mr. Puffer, seeing all of the parts of our invitations laid out on the table was my first “shit just got real” moment. We were thrilled and astounded at the same time.
A little over a year ago, Mr. B-Cat and I got engaged. It was special in its own way, but I’d be lying if I said it was an organic, surprising event. My small office was at the time only about 12 people in size. Two of those people were married, one person was single, and everyone else was in a relationship. Then almost at once—five of us got engaged.
The last four of those engagements all happened within the span of about three months.
The domino effect was incredible—all of the people in the office just started showing up to work with solitaire diamonds on their fingers. Like a mass commitment hysteria. I’m not saying this to be cynical, any of my office mates would tell you: it was really, really weird.
In college, I took a course with a professor named Nicholas Christakis. He’s a doctor and a sociologist, and part of the curriculum discussed his research on how social networks affect the spread of all kinds of phenomena—from happiness to obesity. His research showed that if your friend’s friend gained weight then, bizarrely, you would gain weight too. In essence, something like the engagement “contagion” could absolutely be explained by science, or even human biology.
On Saturday Mr. Narwhal and I got married, and the day can only be described as magical. I woke up on our wedding day knowing that it was going to be the best day of my life, and really, I couldn’t have imagined what that would have meant.
Our hearts have been so full, and there were numerous times yesterday that we broke down in tears reminiscing on how wonderful the day was. We were blown away by the love and support we received from our friends and family. Love and magic was in the air, and everyone felt it.
It ended up raining all day, and as I walked up to meet Mr. Narwhal for our first look, the clouds parted and not a drop of rain came down after that.
So really, without this post turning into a total sap fest I will share with you a few of our sneak peaks from our photographer, and some guest photos.
This is a little bit random, but I wanted to share some ideas for a bachelorette party scavenger hunt. I have found myself looking on Pinterest many times for different friends’ bachelorette scavenger hunts, and it would be nice if they were all in one place. So, here are some ideas. And a free printable!