Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Reliving Our Wedding, One Tree at a Time

Sheesh - I can't believe it's been over two weeks since my last post.  So much for coming back "regularly," huh?  Sorry about that.  As it turns out, returning from one's honeymoon right as the holiday season is getting into full swing is perhaps even more crazy-making than wedding planning.

During this time each year, Mr. FW and I typically make a special shopping trip to buy a few new ornaments for our tree, but this year when we looked around at a house full of wedding decorations and honeymoon souvenirs, we just couldn't imagine trying to cram more stuff into our space.  So what did we do?  We repurposed.  

You remember our string balls, right?  

Well, after putting in some hard time as our lovely wedding centerpieces (and I can't wait to show you just how lovely they were!!), some of these lucky balls are once again bringing a little cheer to our lives... as ornaments!

Once the sun goes down and the string lights are turned on, the holiday warm fuzzies are in full force in our little house.  And this year, as we mark our first first holiday season as a married couple, those warm fuzzies are just a little warmer and fuzzier thanks to the wedding memories on display.  

Could you or have you repurposed any of your wedding decor for the holidays?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

We're Back, and We're Married!

Oh hive, it feels like I've been away for such a long time - but I guess that's understandable since SO MUCH has happened in the last few weeks.  First and foremost, we got married (obvs)!

As expected, we haven't yet seen any pro pics, but there have also been surprisingly few pictures taken by guests, at least that we've seen.  So I'm forced to rely on only our photobooth pictures and a few other candid guest shots in order to relive our day so far.

{I think this is before our first dance, which would explain the giddily nervous smiles on our faces!}

{Thanking everyone for coming, with the cute detail of our clasped hands behind Mr. FW's back.}

Whenever people ask how the wedding went, the only reply I can come up with is "wonderful" or some similar descriptor.  Throughout our wedding day I just felt so, so happy and it seemed like everything was so blissfully amazing.  I know, of course, that nothing is ever absolutely and completely perfect, but I was made aware of precious few hiccups on the day of.  And I'm not lying when I say this, even though I know it probably sounds like an exaggeration - I honestly wasn't bothered by a single thing for longer than about two seconds.  I had this incredible Teflon-like mentality where something would come up (realizing it would rain throughout the day, feeling that things were getting a little chaotic during prep, hearing that we were running behind on our reception timeline, etc.) and then just as quickly it slid right off of me.  I was able to... let it go.  For the record, I'm not typically a person who can easily let things go, so I wish that whatever magical transformation happened that day could stick around forever!  I guess all that wedding mojo just made it easy to be consistently relaxed and in the moment, and for that I am extremely grateful.

There's tons more I want to share with all of you that I'm going to save for my recaps, but I will sum up our day by just saying that I thought our wedding was perfectly us and our reception was one hell of a party!

So yeah, we got married and then two days later we left for our epic (for us) two-week honeymoon to Australia.  I know y'all got a little sneak peek of our trip thanks to Mrs. Jaguar, when we got to meet up with her and Mrs. Teaspoon during our stay in Sydney.  (Yay for the power of the 'bee - when you can travel to the other side of the globe and see some familiar, wedding-loving faces!)  I promise to post some honeymoon recaps as soon as I can find time to pare down my 1000+ pictures.

{on the Skyrail to Kuranda}

We returned last Monday afternoon and I went back to work on Tuesday, so it's taken me the last few days to successfully transition back into my pre-wedding routine, not to mention my pre-honeymoon sleep schedule.  But now I'm back and ready to go!  While I'm waiting for our pro pics to come in, I've got several projects, thoughts, and stories to share that I didn't have time to blog before the wedding.  All that to say, you can expect to hear from me pretty regularly again starting right... now!  Because I've missed all of you!

Do you imagine yourself having a Teflon-like mentality on your wedding day? I highly recommend it!