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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Can i Tell you a Secret?



Here's one of many pictures we took to have on our invites....What invites, you ask? Well, read further and i'll share with you my secret....

I started blogging because i loved all the great sites i saw and learned very quickly that they were both a source of information as well as inspiration. And, since i also have a few cents to share, i thought this would be a great way for me to do so! While i don't always have as much time these days to blog as i did at my old job (and this change is a GOOD thing), i always want to enjoy it when i am on.

Having said that, my partner and i have decided to write a blog together - and to share with our friends, family, and bloggers alike our great news! We are, well, let's just say we're having a Celebration in July. What traditionally is called a wedding is something i cringe at - for reasons i won't get into here. But i love him deeply and i really am excited about planning our Celebration - if he had his way, it would be called a Lovefest!

So, since i'm semi-crafty and have time (weekends!) to plan a big party, we have decided to do a lot of the work ourselves. That means i can make excuses for buying Martha Stewart Weddings and watching I Do, Now Let's Eat! We have made some progress, and i love all the prep and options i have at my fingertips. We made our own invites, and will be decorating the room ourselves - i have Lots of ideas - and also launched our blog. So, my little secret is that i have 2 blogs - this one and one that will lead us up to The Big Day, the Celebration, the Lovefest, the Party, the Union Ceremony - oh, who am i kidding, the Wedding!

So, if you'd like to know more about my crazy antics, check out island celebration!

12 Comments:

Blogger Vegan Knitting said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Who says marriage needs to be about all that old political stuff?

My husband and I have been married for 5 1/2 years but we were "married" before we actually had the ceremony by feeling bound (as in drawn rather than kidnapped and tied up!) to each other. That being said, we wanted to publicly declare our love in a ceremony in front of others so a civil marriage made sense. We eloped and had a wonderful judge marry us with a beautiful poem about being shelter unto one another.

12:26 AM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

Oh I love, love, love the picture. And I love, love, love the blog. And I cannot wait for the mail. But more I cannot wait for the LOVEFEST (aka celebration). You are the best!

7:11 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

That's so exciting! I wish for you a fun celebration and a wonderful, happy, healthy life together.

I saw the Island Celebration site yesterday, after you used that login to comment on another blog. It looks like it'll be amazing and special.

7:49 AM  
Blogger michelleknits said...

I was wonderin and wonderin when you were going to fess up on here! Ha ha! It's really so lovely to read about you both, how you talk and think about each other, and how you plan to celebrate your life and love for each other. Of course you'll make it fabulous and cool and fun!

7:58 AM  
Blogger jen said...

i love your new blog and i think it's a great idea.

10:38 AM  
Blogger mishka said...

Congratulations to the both of you. You sound very happy together, and perfect for each other! An island wedding in Toronto - what a great, great idea. It sounds like it will be very creative and filled with the personality of you both.

And your music compilation is awesome! :)

12:04 PM  
Blogger krissy said...

yay!! congratulations to you and joel! i love that you are doing the wedding/lovefest YOUR way and not being swayed by society's ideas of what a wedding "should" be. reading your new blog i could relate to so much...we also chose to have a mostly-nontraditional wedding. here's a secret: we also did the vegetarian food thing and i *swear* 2 yrs later our meat-eating families still rave about what an amazing meal it was. good luck with all of your planning... sounds like you're having fun with it! i'll be checking the new blog for updates!! :)

5:48 PM  
Blogger petite gourmand said...

congrats,
it sounds like it will be an amazing celebration.
I think it's great that you are doing a blog together.
it will be nice to look back on all your posts on you anniversaries..
I'm about to celebrate my 6th..time flies when you've met the perfect man. (well almost perfect)

1:49 PM  
Blogger jen said...

PS i forgot to mention that i LOVE this picture! is that shuma? i think that's the best cat photo ever taken.

11:37 AM  
Blogger vania said...

thanks for all the great comments everyone - i know i could find support in you! and yes, Jen, this is Shuma. Isn't this the funniest picture? Too bad J and i aren't really in it!

9:05 PM  
Blogger jen said...

but that's partially what is so great about the photo! everything about it is just perfect.

that should be one of the photos that goes on the flickr home page like that baby with the giant blue hood.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

Congratulations, you will have crafty fun planning your big party.

6:08 PM  

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