Tag: wedding

Our wedding vows: disaster, Wordsworth’esque, somewhere inbetween?

Note: “Petaya” is “Pete” and “Saya” smooshed together. #petaya was the hashtag we used for our wedding. We went to a wedding last night. I read Ten Ways I Trimmed $21,000 Off My Wedding Budget (and its comments) today. It being two weeks after our wedding, I found myself comparing. Not in the negative, bitchy way. “She wore that?” “They Read more…

Our fairytale $24K wedding for $11K, er $790, er $265, er $205

UPDATE: for a pictorial take on the day, head here. It’s been a week and a half since we became Mr. & Mrs.; I am still yawning, eating leftovers, and struggling to work more than two hours a day. The wedding was everything we wanted. And a few things we didn’t. It was a fairytale and truly Read more…

Why I may be naked or in a red jumpsuit at my wedding

May 2012 – engaged in Asheville, NC. Why I wind up with three rings. Summer 2012 – kinda not-really start wedding planning. Really, just write a blog post about our big wedding wish. Fall 2012 – discouraged by the ‘perfect’ venue not falling in our laps and none of the options being exactly what we wanted. Read more…

This couple created such goodness for me, considering naming my first born after them

As you may know, we’re trying to be as green, economical, win-win, low-stress, local, and comfortable as possible for our September 1st wedding, going the barter route. It’s going swimmingly (check out the updates!). The first people to jump on our bartership-wagon were Architects turned Paper-Goodness Gods husband and wife team Amanda and Tony of Spilled Read more…

Wedding: Six months later, still a great decision. Phew.

1/2 a block from this non-descript, gritty, urban corner, in the heart of vibrant, noisy Pilsen… is a door that leads to… The Secret Garden. Aka where we’re getting married September 1st. We had dinner there [well, at Honky Tonk BBQ down the street, the Garden’s owner] last night, our first time back since we chose the space in Read more…

Wedding: Six months later, still a great decision. Phew.

1/2 a block from this non-descript, gritty, urban corner, in the heart of vibrant, noisy Pilsen… is a door that leads to… The Secret Garden. Aka where we’re getting married September 1st. We had dinner there [well, at Honky Tonk BBQ down the street, the Garden’s owner] last night, our first time back since we chose the Read more…

How I went from pig roast at abandoned convent to my wedding

You may notice a HUGE difference in this post than in all previous posts since I started this blog three years ago. I’ve been doing something wrong for basically my whole life, ever since taking typing classes on those slick Commodore 64s in Chairavalle Montessori’s “lab” [it was more of a broom closet at that point]. Read more…

Our Ridiculous Wedding Wish. Please share.

*If you’re viewing this in a reader/have your images turned off, you might want to head to the original post to see the pretty pictures* If you’ve spent any time with me, you’ve probably heard me say, “No matter how ridiculous it sounds, just put it in the universe.  You never know.”  That’s how I’ve Read more…