Friday, September 28, 2007

What a Month!

The past month can only be summarized with the following description: Wow.

The wedding went phenomenally. All its peripheral events (stag & stagette, rehearsal, post-BBQ, honeymoon) went equally well. A tremendous thank you to everyone who was there, or who wished us well... you all made David and I realize how blessed we are. Thank you so much for all your love and support.

For a quick recap, here are some lessons derived from the aforementioned events' highlights:

  • Pre-stag coed BBQs are brilliant.
  • Nipple pasties (worn over the clothes) are the best stagette craft ever.
  • Tequila shots are never a good idea.
  • Rehearsals for weddings seem much more complicated than the weddings themselves.
  • Spray tans look nuclear-orange at first, giving you approximately 8 hours of passing for a mutant.
  • Having the rehearsal dinner the day after the stag/stagette means a surprisingly manageable bar bill.
  • Deciding to do wedding programs the day before the wedding is not a good idea.
  • Weddings are a blur, so videotaping is wonderful.
  • Little else lightens a staid Catholic service quite as much as having the priest vocally bemoan celibacy.
  • Little else loosens up a reception like having the best man address the grooms' being frequently mistaken for gay.
  • Full dance floors are awesome!

My memory gets better upon emerging from the wedding haze, and moving on to the honeymoon. A later post will go into more details about that lovely three weeks in Italy... but that will have to wait for now. :-)

Photos of these events will be compiled once I have a chance to rally them, likely via Flickr. In the meantime, have a look over a sampling of the professional shots.

So, the next step amid all this adventure will be resettling back in Ottawa. After having no home address for months on end, I am gleefully anticipating the decadence of regular life. I can barely wait to come home from a regular day at work, sit on my own couch, watch my own TV, in our own apartment. It will be grand.

But in the meantime, I am relishing the remainder of this amazing time.