Hey, everyone. Before I say anything more, I need to extend my sincerest gratitude toward the wonderful Twistie, as it was she that made my nuptial leave of absence possible. And, to top it off, her posts were fantastically informative and captivating. So let’s everyone give her a shout out of thanks, shall we?
As you no doubt already know, I am now a wife, as well as an aunt and an in-law. The first role has already proven exciting – “my husband” seems to carry more weight than “my fiancé” or “my boyfriend.” I almost feel like I’m now a part of some secret club, at least where my paternal family is concerned. I’m only in the membership registration phase, however, as you’re only ever really in the aforementioned club if you have children.
Since I didn’t talk overmuch about my own matrimonial choices (to keep prying family and friends from knowing too much about my plans), I thought I’d spend the next few days discussing the ups and downs of my own wedding experience. If I were called upon to do it all over again, there isn’t much in the way of details that I’d change. I would, however, handle some organizational tidbits quite differently.
That aside, I truly, truly, truly enjoyed my own wedding…more than I thought it possible to, really. The ceremony was — dare I say it — fun, and I did at least fill up on cake, even if I didn’t get quite as much lunch as I would have liked. Also, my stylist was wonderful throughout, appearing magically at my side whenever my hair or lip gloss needed any sort of touching up. Now if only I could get him to pretty me up on a daily basis, my life would be almost perfect!
Stay tuned, there’s more to come, and I’m glad I’m back at the keyboard! Also, just so you know, that’s me and the Beard above, in a photo taken by our good friend Enrique.