Mr. BC and I have been talking a lot about what he is going to wear at the wedding. I love the look of ties and vests on grooms (and groomsmen), but that’s not really our style. Now that I think about it, I’m not sure if I have ever seen Mr. BC in a tie before. We keep it pretty casual.
It was time, guys. Mr. Big and I were standing literally inches from each other, unable to take our eyes off the other. Meanwhile, Celebrant J commenced the ceremony.
The ceremony was written in collaboration with Celebrant J. We took our favourite pieces and mixed, matched, added, and subtracted until we got to something uniquely us. I’ll talk more about it in my vendor reviews, but in short, everyone loved our ceremony.
For the sake of clarity and to keep the sincerity of the ceremony, I kept our first names as is:
It is my very great pleasure to welcome you to this most joyous occasion, Grant and Eileen’s wedding day. They are delighted that you all have been able to join them in this expression of their love for one another, especially those of you who have travelled great distances to be with them today.
Grant and Eileen are ecstatic that their experiences have brought them to the place where they are ready to fulfill what is theirs to accomplish in this life, to join the forces of their individual spirits, capabilities, and backgrounds.
We are in the final phase of wedding planning—freak out phase! OK, OK, I am just kidding (OK, not really), but in all reality we are getting so close to the big day. And the closer we get, the more excited I become. For the longest time I would tell Mr. Farmer that I just couldn’t believe that I get to marry the love of my life and that it is only ______ months/weeks and now days away. It just didn’t feel real yet, but now that we are in our wedding month and the countdown is in the single digits, I assure you, it feels real now! I am scrambling around trying to make sure we have everything together before we leave for the wedding.
I am beyond excited to marry Mr. Farmer, but until I do there are a few more things I wanted to share with you lovelies. Back when we were brainstorming our menswear selections, I came up with an idea that I just OMG.had.to.have. Since our guys are only wearing vests and those vests will be coming off shortly after the ceremony (because, let’s face it—they hardly ever keep those damned things on), I decided to have a little fun.
If you managed to sit through my tale of designing the invitations, and my epic of printing the invitations, then I guess you earned the right to SEE the completed invitation! So, here it is, the big reveal!
After all the headache from printing the inside of the invitation, I decided to hand write the addresses. I also thought it would add a little extra touch. I was thinking of trying some fake calligraphy, but since I would be doing all the addressing (Mother Goose is left handed and Gander learned to write by reading doctors’ prescription pads), I decided to make it easy on myself with some simple printing. I used an ultra fine point purple Sharpie for addressing, and Mrs. Road Trip’s tip for using an index card to get straight lines on the invite. Once our guests carefully opened the envelope, they would reveal this:
So when I finally freed myself from the clutches of wedding plans that just weren’t gonna happen, what was I spending my time and effort doing the week of the wedding?
Anything and everything, pretty much.
Something I know about myself: I work best under pressure. Which is the nice way to describe a chronic procrastinator. This did not change one lick because I was getting married. So with a burst of “under pressure” adrenaline (and the Memorial Day holiday falling the Monday before the wedding), we were able to finalize a few things that had been sitting on the Wedding Wire checklist for months. These are their stories. (Dun dun!)
When I scrapped one of the cutest ideas I’ve ever had—Game of Thrones chair signs—I knew that I still wanted to have something to hang on the chairs at our sweetheart table. So I recycled the second cutest idea I’ve ever had (ranking system debatable)—our signs from the engagement pictures!