Given that H and I are nearly six months into our journey as husband and wife and given the exciting news I/we are about to share, I thought it only appropriate that I give the people what they want and dust off the old blog.
I am constantly shocked and flattered by the feedback I have received on my little endeavor. This all started as a way for me to deal with the thought that I would have a large part in our wedding planning and it ended up as a love letter to my beautiful wife, H and our relationship. To hear stories about people (whom we have never met) skipping nights out with friends so they can get to know H and I better is incredibly humbling. Whatever you feel about kismet or fate or what-have-you, I feel in my heart of hearts that H and I were meant to be together and I am glad that you humored me over 60+ overwritten posts and that that message alone leaps off your screen every time you read.
So, with that said, thank you.
Now for the news...
I know that moms and mother-in-laws are reading this with fingers crossed, so I will just let you know that it is not that...and really? Do you think I would tell you over a blog. Get to know us. Sheesh.
You have read here about our incredible wedding planner, Monica Richard and the amazing Detail+Design team, including Gene Huddleson. And you may remember a post about a year ago in which I vaguely detailed the ISES PACE awards given for outstanding work in the event planning and design world (which also includes event photography)(more on that in a minute). I think last year, Monica and D+D went 8-for-8 in the categories that they submitted for. Keeping true to form, they are, once again, winners...and our wedding was one of the submissions they won for!
I will admit it...we were nervous. We wanted this badly...for Monica, of course. It is so important to H and I that she and D+D are recognized for the amazing event that they planned on our behalf. Our wedding would not have been the same without their incredible vision, diligence, hand-holding (sorry!) and - dare I say - organization. It all came together so beautifully and wonderfully and we are forever indebted to them. H and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding planner and design team - and, in fact, we have - on Martha Stewart's wedding website.
We would be remiss if we failed to mention that our photographers, Nathaniel Edmunds, were also honored as best team photographers and, if I am not mistaken, for our event as well. Again, we are so happy for Nate and Tiffany - the brother/sister team at NEP. We were so excited to learn the day before the wedding that both Nate and Tiffany were teaming up to shoot our wedding. We had developed a friendship with both of them and felt so comfortable with them - plus the moments they were able to capture perfectly encapsulated the wedding - not the least, H, finally able to get on the dance floor, signing the marriage certificate on my back, so she can continue dancing, sans interruption (true story). They were, without reservation, the perfect photographers for us.
Congratulations to all of you (and the rest of the nominees as well).
Where to now? Is that the end of "My Name in on the Invite Too?" - sadly, yes. The thank-you cards have been sent (my name is on the Thank You cards too), the dress put away, and cupcakes remain in our freezer, frozen and anxiously awaiting our first anniversary.
The good news, however, is that I have started writing again - my new project is underway and can be found here. I don't know where that project will take you or even me, but I promise, it will be a self-aggrandizing and funny ride.