As some of you know, Geoff and I have been engaged for the past year, but I don't have a single wedding plan in my head (except a vague one) or, astonishingly, on paper. I don't have little fantasies about invitations or colour schemes or themes. It never occurs to me to skim wedding blogs. I forget that bridal registries exist. I am not going to go into detail about my family or my beliefs, but I want nothing more than a small wedding.
I don't mean to sound defensive, but when it comes to weddings I find that sometimes people forget to respect the wishes and opinions of others. It is really awful to be on the receiving end of passive aggressive, belittling statements when you say you want a small, "non-traditional" (whatever that means) wedding, or when others notice that your engagement ring consists of a single, tiny white sapphire. I've heard it all. Yet the "quality" of the wedding is exclusive of the quality of the marriage, isn't it?
This wedding that I saw posted on A Cup of Jo is, without a doubt, the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen. I'm not exaggerating. I cannot stop thinking about it. Jess and Mike got married at City Hall in New York City, and then headed to the Chelsea Hotel with friends. The photos are by Heather Waraksa. It's just so pretty and uncomplicated, and like a dream to me.
The next time I post about weddings will probably be when we get back from City Hall ourselves!
katrina: I would love tips, if you don't mind emailing me!
christinamm: Strip clubs, hey? I hadn't heard that before... but it's all right! If that's where people want to socalize, I don't mind.
sew nancy: I hope you get the chance soon!
Jane Flanagan: It sounds very pretty, doesn't it?
alyson: Yay! Me too!
Liane: Oh, how fun! I'm sure you will love it. Part of the problem with this show is that it was in a club. If you're in a more intimate theatre, I'm sure it will be so much better! Ys is so dear to me that I am not sure if I have room in my heart for this new one. Sigh.
melly: Thank you! Oh, I'm sure it will be so wonderful. There's so much natural beauty there, it seems, and I have yet to see it! So I'm excited.
bigBANG studio: Oh! Thanks for link, I'll have to check it out! That is definitely one of my favourite songs from the new album.
Caroline: Oh, sure! Please feel free to get in touch! I'm always happy to receive tips!
alice's adventures: Thank you! Adventures!
stephanie renee: Thanks, and me too!
Lexie: Yes, please! Recommendations are always welcome.
erica-knits: Aw, thanks! I'll have to keep a list for you for your trip!
Chelsea: I'm not a vegetarian, but I do love vegetarian restaurants, so thanks for the tip! I can't wait!
nice-etc.com / caitlin: Yeah! He won't get a party at home, haha. We'll have to find cake for him in Chicago! LANDMARK BIRTHDAY!
Roberta Jane: I would LOVE that!
Bess Callard: Do it! It's not so bad!
Celine: I hope you get to go -- although I'm sure you will! It seems as though it's an essential place for an architect to visit.
Maggi: That sounds like an excellent idea! I've never seen a FLW home up close; I did start making plans to visit Fallingwater once, but it didn't happen.
Hello Lindello: Thanks! Yeah, it looks pretty awesome.
Carmen: Oh, I will! Thank you!
Tashie: Thank you!
May: I've been meaning to go for years! I hope you get to go somewhere special, too.