Recap #1 (Pre-ceremony)


It's been forever since I've been on-- continually blogging when you're getting to crunch time while preparing for a wedding, right after the wedding, during the honeymoon, or when you're still basking in post-wedding bliss....well, I just didn't have the time :) I do have to say, I loved our wedding.

I loved the day of; I loved our guests, our food, our decorations; I loved pre-wedding, relaxing in my BIL and SIL's house, eating chocolates, drinking mimosas, making bouquets; I loved rick-rolling my husband during our wedding vows (oh yes, I did that); our '15 minutes of us time' right after the ceremony; our first dance; our first kiss; our first EVERYTHING as husband and wife.

So far, it's been incredible. Not much has changed in the way we live our lives, but there is something different. A nearly intangible newfound closeness that, while not necessarily absent before, not as present as it is now. Almost as if whatever cosmic link we had that brought us together is now stronger, tougher, and more indestructible. Yes, I know it's cheesy-- but you can't blame me, I'm unbelievably in love and a little buzzed off of a spiked root beer float.

Now that I'm back, I'm going to do re-caps-- since there are so many pictures, though, from pre-, post-, and during ceremony (plus the honeymoon!), I'm going to do it in stages, interspersed with what's going on in my life today.

So, without further ado, my pre-ceremony!

My bouquet: I made it the morning of, and the jewel on the ribbon belonged to Mikey's mother, given to me by Mikey's father. It was the perfect touch :)

Here's my bouquet in color-- I loved the splash of blue!

On the bottom of my shoes, I modge-podged "Mrs. Sadler", so when I walked away a
fter getting married, people would get a peek ;)

My garter-- I made it, and then also made a mini nintendo controller, since Mikey's nintendo pajama pants were the reason we got together at in the first place!

Our cake toppers! They were vintage "anthropomorphic banana people in green suits" as the description read :) My younger sister (and MOH) repainted them to match our outfits, and made a veil and top hat to go with!

Here are a few of the guys (two are my brothers, and two are my closest friends) relaxing earlier in the day.

The flower girl and ring bearer, hanging out on a playset. Aren't they cute?

Me, getting my hair done and veil set in place :)

The flower girl and bridesmaid's bouquets, all made that day-- it was such a nice 'day of' activity :)

My and Mikey's sweet heart table's decoration (among others)-- this is what I say to him, and he replies, "I love you to the sun and back"-- we have those engraved on the inside of our wedding rings <3

Our centerpieces (our homemade mead, for the toasts, instead of champagne toasts) and our favors (hand-written love quotes attached with ribbon to a skeleton key) on each bottle

Me, being 'pampered and prepared' by some of my bridesmaids beforehand-- fun picture opportunity.

A vintage glamour shot of me getting ready-- I *love* this picture!

My flower girl and I-- I also adore this picture. I'm a silly person, and so is she. It was perfect!

Here I am, sitting and relaxing-- I was all smiles, all day long!

Aaaaaaaand, last but not least for now, my lovely husband, waiting for me :)
More re-caps coming soon, in between current updates!


Back on Track!


It's been a few months since I've written a post-- and let me tell you, SO much has changed.

For a while, we thought we may have to postpone the wedding, and so I kind of fell off (out of?) the wedding world for a while. We were going to scale it back down, do a smaller ceremony and a reception in a restaurant or something along those lines, and then Mikey's brother and SIL did something incredible-- they offered to let us get hitched in their big, beautiful backyard.

Now, there's nothing wrong with out backyard, per se-- it's big and beautiful, with lots of flat land (which Mikey's bro does NOT have-- which may be a bit tricky), but their yard has a pond. And a pond house. And two bridges, and two giant nearly endangered swans (that I helped catch once!)-- all in all, it's an incredibly beautiful property.

So, it started out to be a small gathering there, and then it kind of exploded again. With about four months left until the wedding.

*cue slight freak-out*

Luckily, I did a whole bunch of stuff over the last year and a half to get ready for the wedding, and anyways, I do my best work when I procrastinate. Three months and one week left? No problem! Let's kick some wedding ass!

Also, I'm being proactive right now.

I've written about how Mikey is making mead for our wedding. After all, we met while drinking mead, and his proposal involved mead. It just makes sense that our wedding will have tons of delicious mead for us to enjoy!

So, for mead, you need wine bottles to bottle the mead with once it matures. So, I bought a wine bottle today while the Sam bought stuff for making oatmeal cookies. Of course, they do no good if they're full of wine, so...I've been drinking! Yep! Wine and cookies at 2:30 in the afternoon.


Hooray for working on the wedding!