Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Wedding Tag! Answer the questions below, post this on your blog, then follow the instructions at the bottom.

1. Where did you and your husband meet? Working at Magleby's Restaurant. I was a waitress and he was my boss.

2. How long before you kissed? We didn't date until a couple of years after we met. Once we start dating, I think it only took us a few days to kiss.

3. Who kissed who first? I honestly can't remember. I think it was mutual.

4. How long from the time you met until you were engaged? How long from the engagement to the wedding? We dated for about 2 1/4 years before we started talking about marriage. The engagement is kind of complicated. We started planning the wedding about 4 months before it took place. But the actual proposal was 3 weeks before we got married. Long story.

5. How did he propose? He came to my work--I was a teacher--and tried to propose in front of my students, but they had already gotten out of class and there were only a couple of straglers left. But still, bonus points for trying!

6. Did he pick out the ring or did you? He did. I gave him guidance (antique, sapphire not diamond, silver/white gold), but he picked out the final ring.

7. Do you still like the ring? Yes. Although I wish the stone were a lighter blue. It's so dark that people always ask me what kind of stone it is. Maybe someday I'll replace it.

8. Where was your wedding and reception? We got married in our house--the one we live in now. Our reception was in the beautiful concert hall foyer at the school where I worked.

9. How many bridesmaids did you have and who was your maid of honor? I didn't have any bridesmaids. I got married late, and all my friends were already married. It seemed silly to have bridesmaids when they were all bridesmatrons.

10. What color were your bridesmaid dresses? Invisible.

11. What was your bouquet made of? Mainly gerber daisies with a few roses and other flowers. Bright pink, pale pink, yellow and red in a big ball with short stems.

12. Who gave you away? My mom did.

13. Did you cry during your wedding? I was barely holding it together the whole time. I had to keep my teeth gritted together and my lips tight to keep from breaking down and bawling. So I look strange in all my pictures.

14. What style was your dress? It was sort of 1890's reminiscent. A-line skirt with a bit of a bustle in back. Corset top with wide straps. A bit of seed-pearl beading and crystals on the top and down the back of the train. I bought it off of ebay from a going-out-of-business bridal store. And I LOVED it.

15. Was your wedding kiss sweet or sexy? Very short, but sweet.

16. Who caught your bouquet? I think Cathryn, who later became my sister in law. Then my x-sister in law. So maybe my bouquet wasn't so lucky.

17. What flavor was your cake? I believe one of the layers was chocolate with raspberry filling and one was white with chocolate filling. And I have no idea about the third layer. I'm not even 100% sure about the other two. The icing was white fondant with green frosting tendrils and real flowers matching my bouquet.

18. Did you smash the cake onto each other's faces or feed it to each other nicely?
We did it nicely. We hadn't talked about it before, so I'm glad it worked out that way.

19. What was "your song" that you danced to at your wedding? Our song was "Tupelo Honey" by Van Morrison. But during our wedding video, it played "Wildflowers" by Tom Petty and "Come What May" from The Moulin Rouge soundtrack, so I always get sentimental about those two more than "Tupelo Honey."

20. What did you serve your guests to eat? A bunch of, stuffed mushrooms, little quiches, swedish meatballs, mini eclairs? I'm not even sure. I didn't get to eat any!

21. What did your friends do to decorate your car? No one decorated our car. :(

22. What was your favorite wedding gift? Probably my Kitchenaid mixer. I actually hate that mixer, but I really needed one and it was expensive, so I'm grateful for it.

23. What was the worst wedding gift you got? We didn't get anything horrible. Thankfully, most of our gifs were from our registery. But we did get a big box of glass goblets that we're pretty sure were re-gifted. We have never used them once.

24. Where did you go on your honeymoon? Belize. It was unbelizeable, hardy har.

25. Looking back, is there anything you would have changed about your wedding? Yes. My photographer. We got cheap on the photography and had my brother in law do it, who IS a professional photographer...but of nature, not people. So he didn't do the typical posed wedding shots. Just a bunch of snapshots mostly. So if I could go back and do it over again, I'd spend a lot of money on a really good wedding photographer.

Thanks for playing! Now tag 4 people: two people who didn't attend your wedding and two people whose wedding you didn't attend. Type their names here, and leave a comment on their blog letting them know that they have been tagged.

I tag Cara, Mindi, Tiburon, and Kami.


Hildie said...

17b. Which my wonderful sister made.

kami @ said...

thanks Arianne! This is a fun one. Your wedding ring sounds cool. Belize?! How cool!

Mindi said...

on it. monday or tuesday.

i love your wedding dress, fyi--i remember oohing and aahing over it when we were in the budding blesbian phase.

tiburon said...

Okay Okay - I played along.

Cause you scare me a little. Just a little.

Jeanette said...

I remember that day. I also remember something about your mom belly dancing and the look on your face. You are a good sport.
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