Monday, July 20, 2009

a completely marriage related post

i think my favourite part about planning a wedding is my laziness. im just waaay too lazy to care. the only time that im snapped into a wedding frenzy is when i feel like greg has done nothing. then im all "guess what i did today, all the stuff you arent" but now he's all working hard putting together playlists and compiling all the karaoke booklets, he even rented and put down a deposit on the sound equipment! now its me being "well i ordered some candy because i thought it would look pretty on the tables...i forgot to look up stuff about the marriage licence"

leave it to me to prioritize candy.

i like all the little crafts that go into the wedding. i enjoyed trying to design my invites. i like digging through christmas ornament boxes looking for white lights to string in the trees. i like making wire frames for dozens of jars for candles. ive filled shot glasses with dirt and succulents as table decorations/gifts. shit im making 2 dozen pies from scratch for christ sake!

and i still dont have shoes.... or jewelery...or even a veil. i have some random tulle i like to bunch up around my head. ill probably just tie it in a knot and hot glue some sparkles on it and call it a party.

i think i feel most guilty about not being excited. apparently im suppose to be jumping up and down and bursting into fits of giggles/tears. when people ask how im doing i kind of shrug my shoulders and say i figure things are coming together.

its not that im not happy to be marrying greg. but greg and i knew we were going to get married after about a month of dating. this is more about health insurance and spousal visas rather than dreams coming true. we just cant imagine trying to find someone else who fits us so completely. greg besides keeping me laughing is so patient and forgiving when my high strung shenanigans get the better of me. i push greg into being more comfortable with who he is...mostly by doing cartwheels as we walk down the street and one time buying us a matching slytherin sweater sets.

maybe its because im not doing all the wedding stuff. we're not having a ceremony or any showers or bachelor parties. i dont have a florist or a baker or even a candle stick maker. there is no bridal party unless you count my friend since 7th grade who makes me breakfast sometimes and tells me he's not wearing a dress or matching socks. we hardly registered for anything, just some books and kindles. honestly we just want money or donations to Freedom to Marry.

what im really excited about is getting everyone we know together and hopefully somewhat inebriated. im also REALLY excited to eat! and hopefully some of our friends will camp out with us in my parents backyard and we can all spend a silly morning together cleaning everything up.

i like doing all the work, because all the work i planned is fun. so really i want to plan a party like this all the time, because the main goal for me is not the whole "death do us part" (dont get me wrong im all for together forever) but rather feeding my friends and getting them good and knackered. and i think thats their main goal too.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

oh theres more

While we were shooting this some guy in a jeep drove up and yelled "FAGS!" at us and then drove away very proud of himself. it was really kind of sad. but despite that we had loads of fun acting like the deewbs we are.

dont forget these are by Matt Novak, our amazing and super excited photographer.

Friday, July 17, 2009

a couple engagement shots

Greg and I are sooo cute. Rufio's okay. We're one ridiculous family and whores for the camera!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

why has no one mentioned this?!

the only reason why i go to work is because my coworkers know where all the awesome stuff is on youtube:

holy shit this little girl is amazing!! and so are kittens!!!

ps- pies suck, if this doesnt work out we're doing "make your own sundae" at my wedding. im totally okay with that.

Friday, July 3, 2009

sort of kind of hate weddings

who doesn't want to be hoisted into the air by scantly clad, extremely sweaty gay men? i swear i had a class with one of these guys. i also got sweat in my ear...

but yeah, pridefest was fun, as it is every year. if you happen to read this and are coming to the wedding please note that greg and i are asking for donations to Freedom To Marry and not blenders.

on this last leg to my wedding i'm kind of stressing out. not too much because i don't have vendors, but also because i don't have vendors. greg and i are still working on music and entertainment (which greg keeps telling me he has so much time to work on and still has done nothing). Also why does no one RSVP for shit anymore? why do they just show up and expect to be fed?

you know how many people have rsvped? 14. 14 out of 75. seriously wtf. i have to order food for you people, and if i don't know you're coming i'm not going to order you food. and ill turn you away! i swear. not really though. i'm kind of going invite crazy... mostly because i have tons of left over invites just waiting to go to someone! i'm just handing them out like fliers not really expecting anyone to show up. i'm like in this crazy panic mode. i flash back to middle school and remembering how incredibly unpopular i was so every time a birthday came around i just invited everyone hoping at least a fourth would show up. about 5th grade i stopped having birthday parties because they stressed me out too much.

for someone who rejects pretty much everyone i am surprisingly unable to handle rejection.

on a happier note, i do have a photographer. it worked out the one of my old co-workers does photography for a lot of promotional parties for denver local magazines like FM and Illiterate.

his name is matt novak by the way and you can see his stuff here.

he's the one that took these pictures of me:

and because greg refused to rent a photo booth matt says he'll recreate the idea and do something like this:

so it should be fun!!!

next time i feel like posting i'll tell you about the 14 pies i'm baking personally for the wedding.

because i looooove the stress.