Weddings

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Bachelor Party Extravaganza!!!

We’re back into full-on wedding mode.  We took a little break from planning…a little too long of a break maybe.  We’re now in the homestretch of the final details.  Brigid loves details, and I prefer to just assume that they will take care of themselves.  Needless to say my reassurance that as long as she and I and the judge show up “everything will be fine” is not too effective.  We’re actually trying really hard to remember that this is supposed to be an adventure. So, in the spirit of adventures, this weekend is my bachelor party!  At first I wasn’t…


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Where should we Honeymoon?

Where are we going on our honeymoon, you ask? Answer: We don’t know. Isn’t it grand? My second favorite part about that answer is be able to check off the boxes on TheKnot that have anything to do with planning your honeymoon and remove them from our ginormous To Do List. My favorite part about it is that I get to have yet another adventure with my favorite person. About six months into our dating, we decided one Wednesday evening that we would really prefer to be in Paris that weekend. It’s not unlike me to make such grandiose statements,…


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Etiquette Rules that discriminate against Red.

Can we discuss some silly etiquette now? We all understand why you’re not supposed to wear white as a wedding guest. It’s a little bit dumb, but understandable nowadays, when one can never tell just how formal/traditional the bride is going to be. You wouldn’t want to show up in a white tea-length sundress, when the bride is wearing the same thing (embarrassing for one, annoying for another). That rule about not wearing black to a wedding has fallen away because, well, that black is formal, easy, and looks good on everyone. But somehow you’re still not really supposed to…


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Best advice: It’s YOUR wedding, not THEIRS.

I got so many lovely responses yesterday, both public comments and private messages. Thank you all for your wisdom and kind words. It seems that from the beginning of all this, the single-most common (and best) piece of advice we’ve gotten is: do what you want, and don’t worry about anyone else. That should seem obvious to us, right? Well, it’s so much easier said than done, and it’s been something we’ve had to try really hard to remember. Aside from the big problem that I have a terrible habit of wanting everyone to be happy, I really really don’t…


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Wedding Confessions begin … countdowns and irrational fears.

Six months ago I started blogging my wedding here for various reasons. The main reason was that I didn’t feel like wedding nonsense belonged over on my regular musician blog. In the past month, however, that blog has suffered because I have become so wedding-consumed with it that I can hardly think about anything else. It is both annoying and embarrassing. If I don’t write the crazy out of my mind, it festers there. That’s no good for anyone. And so, I apologize, but I’ve got some crazy to get out of my system. How about this for a confession?…


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It’s wedding crunch time. RX, please?

Yep, there’s still a wedding this summer. I know we’ve both been conspicuously absent from the blogosphere, but it’s still on. I’ve been consumed with work, with this overseas tour taking up the past month and a half. David has also been swamped with work, though he somehow found the time to blast through a huge portion of our To Do List while I was singing in Scotland. I’m fortunate to be marrying David for many reasons, but his help with the wedding is just amazing. If it were all up to me, I’d end up taking the next flight…


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Royal Wedding Parties, Mawwage, and Fairy Tales.

I left the Frazier Museum party just as William and Kate arrived at Buckingham Palace, thinking that I’d rush home and write up a story about the morning’s events for you lovely readers. Of course, once I got home, with the TV on, patiently awaiting their balcony kiss, I decided being alone was lame — David had to go to work because apparently the price for American freedom means we don’t get to observe the Queen’s holidays — and that I needed to run by the home of some Welsh friends, whom I was sure were still partying. Then I…


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Royal Wedding highlights, Free Official Programme, and Deep Thoughts.

FWT and I are REALLY excited about the Royal Wedding. Well, that’s not entirely true. FWT is kind and willing to sit through the TV documentaries on the Royal Wedding and pretend like he’s as excited as I am. I suspect that’s for two reasons 1) he loves me dearly and 2) I really never want to watch TV. So this is my rewards for sitting through “Rules of Engagement” and other bad TV shows just because I want to be next to him. Although, I think he is just as excited about the Royal Wedding itself, just not so…


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Royal Wedding at the Frazier Museum

It’s Royal Wedding week! Everyone excited? Yeah … I know how you feel. Not only have I been failing in my goal to become obsessed with the Royal Wedding, but lately I’ve been failing at becoming obsessed with my own wedding. It’s not that I’m not excited. I’ve just had way too much other stuff going on lately. In a few weeks, I’ll be heading to Europe for a music tour, and my life has been spent on the details of that trip. But seeing as my first stop on the tour is Manchester, England, I figure I should try…


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Groomzilla!!!

If you haven’t read Brigid’s blog from yesterday stop and do it now…I’ll wait.  She always impresses me, but her ability to so easily showcase the most frustrating part of this whole experience is wonderful.  I mean really, it is 2011. It all started with our first meeting with a caterer.  I set up the meeting, I sent her all the preliminary information, I asked 90% of the questions, and at the end of the meeting she turns and says, “So Brigid, have you picked out your colors yet?”  My immediate thought was, “They’re my colors too, you ____.”  It only got worse from there.  As everyone…