Archive for January, 2012

We Did It!

January 16, 2012

Friday night I married my best friend in a beautiful, perfect ceremony at the theater where we were coworkers. We had 70 of our closest friends and relatives, music provided by wonderfully talented friends, food catered by another talented friend, and decorations and cakes provided by the bride.

Yes…I really did my own cake(s). And here’s the mess to prove it! They looked beautiful in the room, though.

My groom and I spent days gathering dead tree branches, painting them white, stringing lights in the big ones and affixing rhinestones to the smaller ones. The overall effect was stunning and just what I wanted.

Candles lit the way into the venue, along with some dramatic lighting provided by my colleagues in the tech department.

It was beautiful. I couldn’t have asked for a better evening. We will share more pix when we get the professional ones back. In the meantime, I can’t stop smiling….


World’s Worst Blogger Strikes Again!

January 6, 2012



So…I’ve been busy these last several months.  Like reallllly busy.  Does the graphic above give you a hint?  It’s one of the labels on the water bottles we will offer our guests at our wedding.  Yes, I’m getting married.  After 22 years of militant singleness…I’m deliriously, happily, totally in love. I would have never expected to be taking such a step at 63…but here I am.

And here is my groom. The one on the right! Isn’t he cute?

Jack and Hollywood at "the farm"

The big day is one week from today. We are absolutely BURIED in wedding plans – physically and every other way. There are boxes of candle holders…boxes of favors…boxes of centerpieces…boxes of wine and champagne…bags of wedding cake ingredients…stacked everywhere. (Yes, I’m doing my own wedding and grooms cakes.) I work at the wedding venue, and I’ll be able to start moving this mountain of stuff over there a few days prior…but for now, we just deal with it.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to take pictures of the details over the next few days. And maybe there will be pictures of the build-up as we start pulling it all together. It should be fun, if not a little hectic. Stay tuned. There may be something worth watching soon! 🙂