We will begin by thanking our guests for joining us to celebrate our relationship, and acknowledging the significance each and every one has had in our lives. This will be followed by some yadda, yadda, yadda about the ring warming and handing off of the rings for said ring warming.
Then we will proceed by telling the guests a little bit about our love story and how long it took for us to get to the wedding day. In this part of the ceremony, guests will learn of how quickly I knew Mr. Sugar Cube was the one, and how quickly Mr. SC knew he loved me. They’ll learn how many days of our relationship were spent apart and how we learned more than we could have about each other because of this, from how I like to save the best bite for last when I eat to how Mr. Sugar Cube always has to clean his bike before a bike race. They’ll learn how we quickly realized we were soul mates. A nice little lead-in for our ceremony reading.
At this point, Mr. Sugar Cube and I have given free rein to our officiant to insert her own little personal story about Mr. Sugar Cube and me. Possibly a little bit about each of us individually and then together. Who knows. What I do know is she’ll make it emotional and entertaining all at once.
So, wedding-dress shopping attempts one and two were strikeouts, but I had a bit more luck with my third try.
The third attempt, my mom, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law went to Syracuse to check out David’s Bridal because I knew they had a few different beach wedding-dress options. I tried on a few lacy dresses that I was surprised I liked.
The more dresses I tried on, the more the criteria for my wedding dress was becoming clearer. Here were some of the things I was looking for in a wedding dress.
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.