Our ceremony was a unique blend of both of our faiths, so I created the outline myself with some help from our officiants and some of the hive members (thank you!). Our officiants then took what I created and worked together to turn it into a ceremony that flowed beautifully from English to Hebrew and from tradition to tradition. Our guests couldn’t believe that our officiants hadn’t met until 15 minutes before our ceremony started.
We haven’t really talked about our guest list before, and how we landed on the people that we ended up inviting to our wedding.
I think Mr. Narwhal and I had a pretty typical guest list compilation experience. We wanted to keep our numbers low, but at the end of the day have a lot of great people in our lives that we wanted to include and share our day with.
When it came to putting our list together we went by the following criteria: … read more
So far, Mr. Sea Monkey and I had spent our entire time exploring our surroundings and enjoying Florida. We had completed a couple of wedding related tasks, but we were doing it alone and had downtime in between.
It was nice and relaxed—I wasn’t overly stressed and neither was he. But upon returning from Miami, reality quickly hit us in the face: We were getting texts and calls that our guests were slowly arriving. … read more
The Cast: I brought my maid of honor, my mother, and my future mother-in-law and sister-in-law.
The Consultant: Her name was Kidist. She was the absolute best.
The Budget: I had in mind that I would be willing to spend up to $2000 before tax. Ideally I wanted to stay under $1000. For David’s, this price range gave me the greatest range of options, including the designer dresses at the store.
My sisters and I got ready at our parents’ house, then we all (my parents, my sisters, and I) took a limo to the ceremony. We got there about ten minutes early, which meant that I had some time to sit back and relax as I watched all of our guests walk in. It was such a cool feeling to be able to see everyone and know that they had traveled all that way for us.
Meanwhile, Mr. MC was inside the building making sure everything was ready to go and doing some people-watching of his own. Luckily for me, our photographer got a few pre-ceremony shots of him as well as some candids of our guests so I could see exactly what I was missing.
When the doors to our ceremony room were opened, our string trio began playing and our guests were greeted by the sight of an aisle runner covered in petals, a white draped chuppah, and programs on every seat. … read more
Mr. Sugar Cube here to tell you a story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down (AKA my side of the proposal story).
It’s amazing what the heart can convince the mind to do. I had spent so much time convincing myself that I would never date another cyclist like myself. There just is no way I could train and do what I need to do if she also rode bikes. Turns out there was a variable that I did not take into consideration. A girl who had no problem keeping up even on some of the hardest days. Not only that, but when she is drop dead gorgeous it’s nearly impossible to turn away from a girl like that.
Miss Sugar Cube is the girl of my dreams, not just off the bike but in everyday life. I knew that she was the one from very early on; it was just a matter of time until that magic moment would happen when I would ask her to be my wife.