Geoff & I have been engaged for quite a while: since December 1, 2008. For years I thought that we would just pick a date and go to City Hall and make it official, and talked about doing this, but over the past three years I knew (I knew!) in my heart that that wasn't something we could realistically do. We had to be ready for the alternative, and we are now ready for it. Posting this makes me feel quite nervous, since it's so personal.
We have a date set for next September. We are having a church wedding, which has surprised a few people, but it feels right (I find comfort in tradition, in the repetition of familiar words). We don't have a reception venue, because looking at venues in Toronto gives me a panicked feeling, and fields or farms or even large yards aren't readily available to us. We might have our reception at a restaurant that most of our friends can take a short cab ride to get to (this is actually really important to me). Our every day lives are full of self-expression and creative endeavours. Our wedding will be an extension of that, and not the only example of it in our lives. We don't intend to go all out, and I don't want to spend every moment of the next few months thinking or talking about it. I want it to be a fun party!
I won't turn this into a wedding blog, but I thought that I could occasionally share things like this: these are the shoes that I will most likely wear. They are simple white leather oxfords that I found on clearance. I've worn them around the apartment, and I have strung these pretty laces that Tara sent me through them. They are just so typically me, so chill and comfortable, and therefore perfect (my mother will beg to differ).
Elise / Pennyweight, sn, Ariel, Chuck, Sara/Matchbox Kitchen: Thanks for the sweet words on the scarf -- I'm amazed because it's hardly visible! Hope you'll like it when it's made.
Julia: No excuse! Just rock that cape!
Rebekka Seale: Aw, thanks.
Angela Barnes: Thank you, and soon, I hope!
Brodie: I have never experienced a summer Christmas and find it so fascinating! I do love a snowy Christmas but think I should try the opposite at least once.
carissa: So sweet! You made me blush.
erica: Oh, then Ezra's Pound is perfect for him! I don't really know much about coffe but I think they are very serious about it.
Erica: Thank you! I've thought about it, but I don't think I can do it. Thanks, though!
geeta: Thanks! Those picks were fun to put together.
erica-knits: I had totally forgotten about the hankie! That really puts it into perspective how long I've been stalling on this... yikes. Thanks for the sweet words.
Kate: Minimum orders make that too risky... but your comment made me laugh!
hila: Aw, thanks! I don't know about that!
p: That tote is from the Wild Nothing website: http://wildnothing.bigcartel.com/. Sure, girls can carry that tote! I do!