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On our first anniversary

During my reading this week, I came across the last lines of John Donne’s poem “The Anniversary”: True and false fears let us refrain, Let us love nobly, and live, and add again Years and years unto years, til we attain To write threescore: this is the second of our reign.

On the love story

So when people ask how my husband and I met, I used to feel a little embarrassed telling the story.  Not because we met in some awkward way–it’s a crazy story!–but because we didn’t.  We met, he asked me out, we started dating.  Not exactly epic.  I wasn’t backpacking through Tibet and there was this […]

On the wedding ceremony

I caught up with a friend today who I haven’t seen since the wedding and she said something that made me very happy.  She said how much she had liked our ceremony.  How it started unexpectedly (in a good way), how people leaned forward to listen and how she noticed that, as it progressed, people started […]

On my wedding

I have now been married for over a month, and I thought I would make a few statements about our wedding: 1) It was worth every penny we spent on it.  Looking back on our wedding the next day I felt nothing but deep satisfaction.  As someone who has been involved in a number of […]

On why I am feeling bad

After my last very happy post, I am now feeling bad.  For some reason, I was very nervous about picking up my dress from the bridal store.  I guess I felt that when I tried it on, that would be it–because the wedding is next week. (!)  No time for crash diets, major surgery, a […]

On my wedding fantasy

I’ve taken a little hiatus from posting for awhile.  Not that I wasn’t going full tilt wedding ahead and that there weren’t things to blather on about, but I guess I needed to clear my internet head.  Now the wedding is less than one month away.  And this is what I want to say: I […]

On wedding dress options

So I went to about seven other places to look for wedding dresses.  I went to: a sample sale wedding dress place, a TJMaxx, a vintage store, a Loehmann’s, Barney’s, another boutique, and a wedding dress warehouse.  And you know what?  Not so much. Here’s what I don’t want in a dress: pick-ups, taffeta, a […]

On the wedding boutique

In an attempt to capture the full wedding dress experience, my mom and I went to a fancy schmansy wedding salon in Pasadena.  To give credit where credit is due, the saleswoman was awesome.  She and I were very clear on what would work on me and the two dresses she pulled when she got […]

On wedding buddies

One of my students got engaged about a week before me.  He shared the process with me a little before he did it—talked about asking her parents, getting the ring, etc.  It was really fun and I was so excited for him.  I had no idea that I would be engaged a week later.  And […]

On wedding hope and despair

So we’ve set a budget we both feel comfortable with.  And it isn’t $5,000.  But it isn’t $25,000 either.  It’s significantly under LA wedding cost.  And we just looked at place that fit our budget.  But it had no soul.  Does a wedding location have to have soul?  I guess I always imagined it would, […]