I graduated with my master’s degree on May 3rd, and we got married on May 4th. Making matters more complicated, graduation was in the afternoon and we had a morning wedding…plus Mr. Lemur also graduated…plus I also had to move all of my stuff out of my apartment and pack it to travel 800 miles.
This was not my original plan. Back when we first started talking about dates, I was pushing for May 11th. We knew we wanted to get married in early May because South Carolina is *usually* already 85-plus degrees by that time of year. I also didn’t want a huge gap between finishing my degree and work contract and moving to a new area and finding a job.
Personal photo / Mr. Lemur and me with my grandparents after graduation
For many reasons, May 11th wasn’t convenient for the rest of our families. Namely, the fact that Mr. Lemur’s parents are in Michigan, and he has siblings in Utah, Guam, and Africa. My parents are in Wisconsin. It would have been incredibly difficult and in at least one case impossible for our closest family members to attend both our graduation and wedding. Not cool.
I’m so excited to write this post!
On Saturday, May 4th, at 11:00 AM (well, maybe more like 11:20 AM), Mr. Lemur and I said “I do.” It was not a perfect day…but it was pretty much as close as it gets.
We started out with some pictures in the road (same-day sneak peeks from our photographer!).
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I have to apologize for the sparseness of Airplane posts over the last couple weeks, but I promise I had a good reason.
As of Friday, I officially completed my master’s program in higher education administration at the University of Michigan!
GIF via Funny or Die
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Well, my recaps are done, and I can’t think of any other posts to write. So, I guess my time at Weddingbee is over. All right, see ya, hive! It’s been real!
Just kidding, I think you deserve more of a good-bye than that. Which is to say, I’d like to write a few more paragraphs. You know, milk it for all it’s worth.
Oh. My. Glob.
Hive, I’m writing my introductory post!! I can hardly believe it! When I sent my application off weeks ago it was with a wish and a prayer while I tried to focus on other things (you know, school, work, national exams, what have you). Things that were, clearly, way less interesting to focus on.
So today when I noticed I had a new email, I opened my inbox at lightning speed. When I saw it was from Mrs. Mouse, I steeled myself for the worst (having convinced myself, you see, that the acceptance emails come from Mrs. Penguin and the rejection ones from Mrs. Mouse) only to be pleasantly (OK, EXTREMELY) surprised that it was an acceptance. At the “we think you’d be a great addition to the Weddingbee team” I threw my arms up and cheered. Quietly. (Fun fact: unexplained screaming/cheering isn’t really a good idea in a forensic mental health/chemical dependency treatment clinic.)
But don’t worry, on the inside I was like this:
GIF via What Should We Call Me
So, who are the Campfires?
Bringing it back to the West Coast! Join me in welcoming Miss Campfire to the hive!
Miss Campfire, Seattle, WA
Age and Occupation: 26, Researcher, Counselor, Student
Fiance’s Age and Occupation: 29, Software Developer Manager
Engagement Date: January 14, 2012
Wedding Date: September 2013
Venue: Sodo Park
About Me: I’m currently a graduate student in mental health counseling, and I work at two super-awesome jobs. I love dinosaurs, shoes, macaroni and cheese, and fancy dresses. I love to cook and bake, and I’m very excited about getting crafty. Mr. Campfire and I met totally by chance at a party of a mutual friend, and the rest is history. Together we’re planning a wedding that is lighthearted and sweet, featuring a ridiculous amount of lights/lanterns and some delicious food!
Got a good reason, for having this smile on my face,
We’re gettin’ married, with all our close friends in one space, now
We are the Road…Trippers, one way ticket, yeah!
It took me so…long to give in, but I gave in!
He’s a big gamer, he likes his sci-fi classic,
She’s a big crafter, cocktails and cooking oh yeah, now
We are the Road…Trippers, one way ticket, yeah!
It took me so…long to find him, and I found him
Started long distance, just a weekend here and there,
Then he moved closer, things just got better from there, now
We are the Road…Trippers, every day now, yeah!
It took us so…long to be sure, but now we’re sure
(with apologies to Lennon & McCartney)
The Road Trips at their local comic shop / Image by Pink Shutterbug Photography
Our newest bee is driving on into the hive! All I can think about is Clark Griswold and his family heading out on the long trip to Walley World right now…
Join me in welcoming Miss Road Trip to the hive!
Miss Road Trip, Tallahassee
Age and Occupation: 36, Writer, Artist & Bookkeeper
Fiance’s Age and Occupation: 47, Accountant
Engagement Date: September 30, 2011
Wedding Date: November, 2013
Venue: Honey Lake Plantation
About Me: Born in Louisiana (I share my birthday with the state, which I think is pretty cool), I’m a Florida transplant who has (mostly) stopped trying to escape the state and surrendered to its particular charms. I believe in the power of creativity, cocktails, (parenthetical asides), and laughter (usually at my own expense). Riding shotgun, Mr. Road Trip is a Nebraska native who still hasn’t gotten used to the Florida version of “winter” but loves woodworking as much as I love paper and paints. We’re a couple of sci-fi and gaming geeks who always break for wine tastings. Our wine-a-plenty morning wedding will be small with lots of DIY touches. And lots of bacon.
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No, not that big day.
Today I finish the requirements for my master’s degree in business administration. Although I won’t be officially conferred with my degree for another four weeks, I’m done.
I know this is nothing for those bees who are finishing up a doctorate, but this is big for me. All those days of trying to simultaneously plan a wedding and somehow write a 50-page business plan while working 40 hours a week are over. If I do decide to go on and get another degree, I swear to you it will not be while going through another huge life event—so no kids or home buying at the same time as studying.
(I say that now, but knowing us Mr. Lemur and I will decide to move across the country or remodel a house while I’m writing my dissertation.)
Personal photo / With my sweet parents at my college graduation
Oh, hiiiii(ve)! I promised myself I wouldn’t do it, but I can’t help it—I am so excited to bee here! I am quite honored to be joining such a wonderful group of creative and inspiring brides, and I hope I don’t let you down! So who are The Bicycles??
I was born and raised in New York/Connecticut and moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University. Hurricane Katrina forced me to evacuate to Florida, where I have been ever since (taking a major piece of NOLA with me in my heart). I’ve worked for the legislature since I moved and that is how I met Mr. Bicycle. (Shall we call him Bike? Mr. B? Other suggestions?)
We were friends for years and in the fall/winter of 2010 everything fell into place when I moved to Tallahassee permanently just as he was ending his first marriage. He has two amazing children, ages 10 and 12, and we have two pets (well, three if you count our turtle, Sheldon). Tabasco is a Vizsla who is a bit prematurely grey and Tchoupitoulas is the sweetest cat in the world. Tchoup was left behind by her owners during Hurricane Katrina, and I was lucky enough to adopt her almost a year after the storm. (For those who are wondering, she is named after a street in New Orleans.)
Tabasco photo courtesy of Ashley Daniell Photography / Tchoupitoulas photo – personal
We are both endurance athletes. Mr. Bicycle has completed a lot of triathlons and a full marathon. I have done quite a few triathlons, multiple marathons, and a half-Ironman. The Bicycle is a perfect symbol of our hobby!
Ahh, a bee after my own heart! I’m a spinning fiend, so I’ve anxiously been awaiting the lucky gal who snapped up this icon…and appropriately, she and her FI are triathletes! Join me in welcoming Miss Bicycle to the hive!
Miss Bicycle, Tallahassee, FL/Savannah, GA
Age & Occupation: 30, Staff Director for Florida Legislature
Fiance’s Age & Occupation: 46, Government Affairs
Engagement Date: August 16, 2012
Wedding Date: October 2013
Venue: Trinity United Methodist Church/Garibaldi
About Me: I’m a Northerner by birth and a Southerner at heart, rooting for the New York Yankees all summer and the New Orleans Saints in the fall. Mr. Bicycle is a born-and-raised Floridian who lives for Gator football. We are political junkies and triathletes who love to travel and enjoy good food and wine. We have 16 years between us, and I am excited about becoming a step-mom to two great children. Our fleur de lis-filled wedding will be held one magical October evening in Savannah, Georgia, and we cannot wait!