Monday, May 18, 2009

5-17-09



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...


exchanging rings

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...

34 comments:

  1. Congratulations! It looks like it was beautiful!

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  2. congratulations to both of you!

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  3. Sadie, Sadie, Married Lady. I always think of that when someone gets married.
    It'll hit you. You'll look at B. and think, "This is my HUSBAND."
    And your heart will be happy.
    Congratulations!

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  4. Hello Mrs. B!!!
    I'm so happy that your wedding was all you wanted it to be.
    Congragulations to you both.

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  5. Mazal Tov ! and please keep blogging :-)

    Daniel from Israel

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  6. Congratulations! Mazel Tov! (is it OK to say that? :-) Glad everything worked out and that your day was wonderful. I love your dress and jewelry, you looked beautiful, and B looked nice too all dressed up. I love that he wore sneakers!

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  7. Congrats! This is just the beginning of your story. I hope that you will continue to write.

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  8. The pictures are beautiful.
    Mazel tov.

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  9. And I forgot to say the most important thing: You ARE BEAUTIFUL!

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  10. You two make a beautiful couple. Thank you for sharing some pictures! Congratulations and my best wishes for a long and happy life together. :o) Im glad it all went well, I was thinking of you and sending good vibes yesterday.

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  11. Congrats.

    How about changing the name of the blog to Mrs. B or Having Abandoned Eden... or Mrs. Abandoned Eden. Anyway, I'll stop there.

    BTW, I hope you didn't change your name.

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  12. I caught your blog a few months ago...I'm not sure how I stumbled on it...anyways, I'd read it occasionally, and always would give my grandmother an update. She is 88 years old and she converted to Judism at 19 to marry my grandfather. After 20 years of being married to this horrible man (long story) and tolerating her orthodox in-laws (long stories), she filed for divorce. She was shunned severely by the community in which she essentially derived her identity from. It still hurts her but she has made her peace with it. She just told me to tell you what a lucky woman you are to be able to find your happiness. On a side note, when I was about 20 I called that part of my family because I was genuinly interested in my heritage and looking for God. They wanted nothing to do with me because of my devotion to my wonderful grandmother. I never understood that. Anyways, congrats! What a beautiful wedding! Sure beats the big fiasco I insisted on;)

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  13. I'm so sorry I missed it. I cried so hard, and I'm crying again now. Not fair. I hope it was everything you wanted.
    I figure it's like this: Nothing is life is perfect. To expect this is delusional, and completely un-Pema-Chodran-like. Caught up in Samsura and all that. Anyhow, I wished so badly that I could be at your wedding, and so upset to have caused it any imperfection. And yet I also realize that nothing in life is perfect, and that's the point. Because it's always better with him.

    Bless you and B always. You are such a joyfully perfect match. May you enjoy the loving home you share forever more and beyond all that you imagine.

    XO
    Congratulations

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  14. Sounds and looks wonderful! Congratulations!

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  15. Congratulations! I like the sneakers.

    May it be a permanent knot, an everlasting construction... and you should see lots of nachas from your children and einiklech...

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  16. Congrats! You were a GORGEOUS bride.

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  17. Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you. I started reading your blog a few months ago, and have to say I'm a huge fan of how you've handled everything. Wishing you and your new husband a lifetime of happiness!!

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  18. Congrats!! Looks like a beautiful ceremony. Many happy years together.

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  19. congratulations - the day finally arrived and it seemed as if all went perfectly! so happy for you and B!

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  20. How could I possibly have forgotten to mention that you were a beautiful bride and B. was a very handsome groom!
    Never forget the love that brought you two together.

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  21. Hi there, married lady! :)

    Lovely pictures. Wishing you lots of happiness together. Great to see you a) for the first time, and b) so happy!

    May you always share this love in happiness!

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  22. Congratulations - I'm so glad you were both so happy :)

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  23. Dearest AE,

    Your wedding pics brought tears of happieness to my eyes. I don't know you but through your blog I feel close to you and have been very moved by your journey so far. A very big mazel tov to you and lucky Mr B. May you have good and long life, and all the blessings you could wish for.

    Two weeks before you, I married my beschert, which also involved marrying out (without any family opposition in my case). I thought I would be upset that it was a civil wedding, on Shabbat during the Omer no less, but in fact it was the most perfect thing in the world. Just as your wedding, and the rest of your life with your husband will be BH.

    Best wishes from London

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  24. I hope my wedding can be outside without the use of overpriced clothing, and ridiculous amounts of food (I know I'm a foodie but I can't help thinking how shitty wedding food always comes out)

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  25. we had a local italian specialty market/upscale deli-type thing cater the wedding, and it certainly lived up to my own foodie expectations...i've been living off of the the leftover cheese and fruit and desserts for the past 2 days and yuummmmmmmmmmmmm

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  26. Super congrats - enjoy your beautiful life together, being honestly yourself!

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  27. Congratulations for you and for B.

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  28. Congratulations, you guys look beautiful and so happy!

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  29. Hey, congratulations! I was sorry to read about your parents. But I'm glad your commitment to love is bigger than all that rejection silliness. Great pictures. It looked like a wonderful day.

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