I don’t think anyone planning their wedding thinks they are going to get divorced. Because otherwise, duh, why get married? Of course, I am not walking into this union thinking that it won’t work out. I can’t imagine my life without Mr. BC. But the reality is that a lot of marriages do not end up making it. (Although, according to DivorceSource it sounds like that 50% divorce rate thing is not accurate. So, yay!) Despite the fact that we’ve been together for eight years, relationships take work. In an effort to create an even more stable union and hopefully learn more about each other, I bought this book:
While Mr. BC was in town, we took a day to each read the book and discuss our thoughts. I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read for me, I think I finished in two hours. What I really liked about this book is it helped me identify things about myself. Seriously, I kind of shocked myself. In case anyone is unfamiliar with the book, Gary Chapman has identified five basic “love languages” that people identify with. His secret to a happy and fulfilling relationship is making sure that you know your partner’s love language, and that you’re speaking it (and of course, vice versa). People tend to love others the way they want to be loved, and it may not mesh with the way your partner actually needs to be loved. Very interesting stuff.
We’re really excited for our big day next year! We’ve been doing a lot of the prep work so far by booking all of the various people, places, and things we will need and haven’t gotten too much into the DIY yet of invitations and decor. We did, however, want to know how long we have until we take the plunge. That’s why we came up with the idea to make some sort of countdown so that we can keep track of how much longer we have being single…I mean how long we have until we get married! So, we decided to make these wedding countdown blocks.
Using scrap wood that we have from other projects, we needed to saw off wood to make a stand for the blocks and also the blocks themselves. We used scrap 2x4s for those. We cut off enough pieces so that we would be able to have enough numbers for all the days we had left.
Hi bees! A brief reintroduction is probably best as I’ve been absent for over a year! Mr. Bracelet and I met in Japan in 2010 and had two weddings in 2012. We first had a civil ceremony (and a Polterabend) in Germany followed by a traditional wedding in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota. We now live in Montana.
September 15, 2012 at our wedding – July 2014 in Florida
The best thing that’s happened to us as a couple since we got married is:
Since we used quite a few different sources for travel and accomodations, I thought it would be a good idea to give you a short summary on all of them individually. Please note that these are based on my own experiences solely on this trip, and may differ from others.
Something that I think all Torontonians (and GTA residents) know is that flying out of Pearson airport is expensive! It’s almost always cheaper to fly out of Buffalo airport! In our case, it was half the price. However, we needed a way to get from Toronto to Buffalo. Enter Greyhound’s Buffalo Airport service. Not a lot to say, the cost was great (less than it even cost us to take a taxi home from Pearson!), the bus was on time and quick, Gander and I slept most of the way (5:00 AM bus ride!). The bus was clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend this service to GTA residents who want to avoid Pearson’s high airport taxes, and Buffalo airport parking.
Since we booked our flights on Priceline, we had different airlines for different portions of the trip. For the Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale leg (with a connection in Charlotte), we were on US Airways. Both flights were on time, and we actually landed early. It would have been nice to have the gates closer in Charlotte, but we had no problem making the connection. The one thing I found odd is that they didn’t offer on board complimentary snacks, which is something we’re both used to on flights. Would recommend, but would suggest you bring your own snack.
After a late night of fireworks and all, the ladies and I headed back to the hotel suite for the night before the wedding for a big slumber party. We got to bed about midnight and at about 3:00am I was wide awake. In an effort not to annoy everyone around me, I spent a few hours trolling Facebook and Pinterest. MOH Africa made the mistake of looking at me at about 6:00am, which I took as a cue to start babbling excitedly to her about how it was the wedding day…she stared at me blankly for a second and then grumpily replied “someone’s been awake for awhile…”
MOH Glam and I headed downstairs to the continental breakfast to get everyone coffee and some food for the road and then we all headed to the hair salon. I decided to drive, which probably wasn’t the best idea (but hey, I’m a control freak and I was the only one who knew where we were going). Of course I was all distracted and ran through the first red light we came too. Ooops. If you’re the bride, let someone else drive on your wedding day! They will thank you for the opportunity to keep you all safe.
(All photos personal or provided by wedding party)
I recently had the fun experience of taking a hand lettering class at Space Craft Studios in Charleston. I actually signed up for the class before we got engaged, because I just love fun writing (I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to it!), but now I am extra excited to hand letter my wedding invitations and maybe some other things, too!
The class was taught using a pointed tip dip-ink pen. We got a pen and three nibs (tips) each. It was cool to see how the nibs are constructed—they are metal and the tip has two pieces of metal with a gap in between. The harder you push, the more the pieces separate. The gap is where the ink comes out, so the more separation, the thicker your line.