Monday, November 29, 2010

Married with a new computer

And it's a lovely Macbook, which I've never used before. So it's sort of exciting, in that 3-year-old-toddler kind of way. Does this mean that I'll write more? Probably not. I don't think I have it in me to write about anything more than a couple times a month (let's be real, every six months). But it does mean I have iPhoto with its slideshow-awesomeness capabilities. I already made DVDs for the good old parents. Mom and Dad P totally into it. The DVD for ChendaMom&Dad skipped a lot, so instead they watched the 4-hour video of the Sunday reception. To each their own.

And so I made one for us. And I will post it here for anyone who has 40 minutes of free time to look at our wedding pictures and rock out. But it will take a while. And it's late right now (i.e. after midnight on a Monday night) so I'm going to bed. And will post it tomorrow, or next month . . . whichever comes first.

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday of the year)! Also, with MacBook, I can make holiday cards. Be therefore prepared for holiday awesomeness, world.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Medical school applications? What medical school applications?

Oh right. But doesn't everyone want to hear all the details about the wedding? What about my responsibilities to my audience? To my procrastination?

Well anyway here's some of what we did to pull off the most extraordinary wedding of our lives.

1. Eggrolls. Lots of them. We made a paltry 100 or so. My aunts and cousins made close to 600 of them.

2. Rubber stamps. They were a cheap way to class up the joint. We stamped them on our little favor cards and baggies.

The flower is from our beautiful invitations that our friend designed for us.

The finished products were little favor bags with a poem by Emily Dickinson on one side, and our flower stamp on the other.

5. Here are the flowers that my superhero brother and sister and I picked up at 9 AM the Friday morning before the wedding. We ordered flowers from Potomac Floral Wholesalers. So this meant that we had to leave the house by 7 AM to beat the Friday morning traffic in the metro DC area to get there in time. Sort of a ridiculous plan, especially when you figure that I had no actual plan for the flowers. I just walked around the warehouse picking flowers that looked pretty and were cheap (except for the peonies, which were fairly expensive and sooo worth it). The moral here is that I owe my siblings big time.

Actually we owe a lot of people big time. The weddings would have been impossible with the help of soo many people. I can't begin to enumerate the ways in which people came through for us and for my parents. It's simply incredible, and honestly makes me tear up a little to think about how much care and love was poured into our weddings from so many people. We are truly blessed.

But more to come. I didn't forget about Wedding #2. However, time for sleep is now.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Oh right, I got married.

So I guess we've kind of busy. You know, actually getting married. But here are some pictures.

Mom and Dad walked me down the aisle.

We are married by the Catholic Church!

Our amazing wedding party. I am so glad I didn't match the bridesmaid dresses. It saved me so much work, and the women look awesome.

My dad gives a great speech. I basically couldn't look at my dad all weekend. Every time I looked at him, he looked so happy that I started to cry. He's so sweet.
Dad and I danced to "Lean on Me." FP and his mother danced to "You are the Sunshine of My Life."
And there was lots of dancing despite the heat.
Wedding 1= success. These are just from Saturday. We have a whole other wedding to report on too. . .

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Well, dang, if I ain't gettin' merrid in four months. . .

The wedding is actually close. I tend to ignore people when they say this. Mostly because I feel like I've been hearing that from the moment we got engaged. But the other day I looked at the calendar. . . Eeek!

This is not to say that I've done nothing for the wedding. It's just that it's crunch time now. But I also have to study for the MCAT and apply to medical school first. I know. Where are my priorities?

And of course, the solution is to make a list. No, I'm not actually going to do anything. Man, who does things in wedding planning, anyway? It's mostly daydreams and cake tastings.

Here are the things that we should remember to do for the wedding:

1. Find out where they will let us do it. Fortunately for us, it turns out that we're so marriageable, we get to have two weddings. We've reserved a date at the church, and at my parents' house (they book so early!). Now, all we need to do is confirm it and also figure out if we're supposed to do anything when we get there. (We also finished our pre-marital counseling/pre-Cana course, which I might address in another post about 5 months from now. That's how this blog rolls.)

2. Get food. Actually we're paying people to feed our guests. We reserved both reception sites. There will be food. We're tasting it next month. This is how I'm certain there will be food.

3. Get a dress. This is really too easy.

4. Play music. We're working on it. And by we, I mean, FP is e-mailing up a storm.

5. Invite people. We get a look at the initial design for our invitations this weekend. My talented friend and I had a pow-wow a few weeks back. She caught on really quickly to our sense of aesthetics, and I trust her artistic instincts. I can't wait to see what she came up with. Also, I can't wait to see who actually responds when we ask for addresses.

5. Get tux. Whoops, not my job.

6. Get pictures. I really lucked out with my talented friends. I spent two years in the Peace Corps with our photog, and now he's flying out to shoot our wedding. Amazing.

7. Favors. My mom has been giving me weekly updates on the status of the favors I didn't ask for. They are done. Sweet.

8. Figuring out where people should stay overnight. Again, FP is working the phones on this one. I'm sure we will find some establishments that will take your money so that you can sleep in their bed.

9. Flowers. One word: included. Six months ago, I had this grand plan to do flowers myself. And then I was like, what? are you stupid? The reception venue includes flowers in the package. The only other thing I need to do is wrap ribbon around a bunch of carnations for the bridal/bridesmaid bouquets, and we are done. Easy is much much better than vintage-bohemian-Anthropologie-inspired expensive florals.

10. Miscellaneous. These are things that I might do if I remember or if we have a spare thousand dollars lying around.

- Veil, Shoes, Accessories

- Programs

- Makeup

- Welcome bags

- Karaoke DJ

- Wedding cake

- Ring pillow

- Placecards

- Table numbers

- Alternatives to rice/petal throwing that don't involve me getting burned by a sparkler

You can continue to add to this list. I'm sure my mom will.

But in the meantime, I'm thinking about wearing this in my hair.
Etsy is awesome.