Monday, May 18, 2009
As expected, my parents and youngest brother didn't show up, and didn't contact me at all yesterday. My other brother came and was the ring bearer and a witness to the wedding. My uncle called me about 2 hours before the wedding (from Israel) to tell me that "Even though we don't agree with your decision, we still love you and you are still part of our family, and we wish you the best today." It was really nice. It would have been nicer if my parents had said/done something similar, but still...
It rained briefly in the morning, but was all dry by the time of the wedding so we were able to get married under the trees. I'm told it was pretty cold (in the high 50s) but I was so hopped up on adrenaline, I guess I didn't really feel it. Too hopped up to really eat much either, although I did have some excellent strawberry shortcake- I just kept moving around and hanging out with various people (with and without B), and it was so small (18 guests + us + 2 photographers) that I really got a chance to hang out with everyone, which was awesome.
The ceremony was short and sweet. We did it quaker-style, which means we didn't have an officiant (yes, that is legal in our state) and after we exchanged vows and rings we opened up the floor to the guests. Around 4 or 5 people spoke during that part of the ceremony, which was really nice. One of our friends told the story about when I came into the coffee shop she used to work at to excitedly tell her that I had a date with an awesome guy that night! It was cute. :) The painter started our wedding painting during the ceremony (which you can see above) and is sitting in our living room finishing the painting as I write this- I'll post some final pics once it's done.
Still trying to adjust to thinking about myself as married (B accidentally called me his fiance last night..so I guess he is too) :) Feels weird wearing a ring as I'm not much of a ring wearer in general, but I'm getting used to it.
I'm an old married lady! I have a husband! I'm somebody's wife! We're married!!!!!!!! We've already mailed out the paperwork, so this is 100% for reals! It was a great day, and a great wedding, and everyone told us they had a great time. I know I did. :)
I'll probably post some more pictures as people send them to us. I have no intention of closing this blog, although now that the wedding is done I might not post as frequently. Then again, now I'm a newlywed- maybe I'll have some things to write about that. :) So far it doesn't feel any different except for wearing a ring...