Our first dance song was pretty much a no-brainer for us. The first concert we ever went to as a couple was a group called Band of Horses. They toured through Providence, Rhode Island back in 2007, and Mr. Jet and I were both big fans. Their ballad, “No One’s Gonna Love You,” was a fast favorite and became “our song” soon thereafter.
Still gives me warm fuzzies:
We swayed awkwardly for the next three-and-a-half minutes and whispered to each other how amazing it felt to be in that moment with each other. It felt like no one else was in the room.
Well folks, you heard about the funny start to our honeymoon, all the crazy adventures and ports we visited, so I thought I’d end this honeymoon recap with a review of Royal Caribbean and their ship, Grandeur of the Seas…in case anyone else is thinking of vacationing with them. While we were on the cruise we met a couple that was there on their 42nd cruise! Holy smokes! We asked them what was their favorite and they said they had pros and cons on every one and even the passengers can change the whole vibe from one trip to another. So for what it’s worth, here’s my list of things Billie and I liked and didn’t and what this particular ship had to offer. (All photos are personal)
Since Shamrock and I were engaged for 14 months (this teacher wanted to get married in the summer!), we were lucky enough to attend three weddings as an engaged couple—and all of them were in May!
It was great to get to celebrate with our friends, and even more fun that each wedding was very different. Two of the three weddings were for friends we hang out with regularly, so there were five or so couples at all three weddings.
We opted for a pretty traditional plated meal, but we were actually the only ones—at the weddings we attended there was a buffet, family style, and stations (like Mrs. Camera had). One was on a boat, one was in a barn, and one was at a historic mansion on the lake (OK, that part was pretty similar to ours).
Ladies and gentlemen, we’re in the final stretch—less than one month to go!
It’s hard to believe we’re already at this point. A year ago, I was wandering around a marketplace in Jerusalem, while Gander was at home, practicing his proposal on our cat. Now, after almost a year of planning, we’re almost husband and wife.
To be honest with you, at this point, I expected to feel like this:
Weddings are steeped in traditions, aren’t they? Here are a few wedding traditions and superstitions with a brief history…some that we’re doing, and some that we’re not!
White Wedding Dress: check! In Western culture the white wedding dress was adopted after Queen Victoria wore one in 1840. Dang! What a trendsetter! Can you imagine the color of your wedding dress changing tradition like that for almost 200 years and counting? According to Wikipedia, brides prior to that just wore their best dress. I guess white also represented wealth and cleanliness. The idea that white represents virginity or chasteness is a misnomer. Anyway, you’ve already seen my wedding dress, and I am most def sporting bridal white.
Veil: Negative! VeilUBridal says that in ancient Rome people believed that a bride should wear a veil to conceal her face and confuse evil spirits. I’m getting married on a very-likely-to-be-windy beach, so I don’t think a veil is going to work for me. Truth be told, I’ve always loved the look of a birdcage veil.
After the bridal party settled into the reception, it was our turn to make our (second) big entrance of the day…our official announcement as Mr. and Mrs.!
Mr. Jet and I wanted our entrance song to surprise everyone. Something fun. Something upbeat. Something…totally random.
The first 0:24 seconds of this song crack me up so hard, to this day. A huge laugh erupted from the crowd as we interpretive-danced and lip-synced our way through our friends and family as newlyweds. Any Yes fans out there? Does this song make you jam as hard as we did?