Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Reader, I Married Him.

What can you possibly say about your own wedding? It was incredible. More to be found on Flickr, but I'll warn you now that I don't have ALL the wedding photos up. I wanted to knit a shawl for both of my lovely maids of honor, Jen and Monica. I needed something that I could do without needing to look at a chart most of the time, and something quick- cue Wisp. (Jen getting totally choked up during her speech at the wedding.) Pattern: Wisp Needles: 5 mm Yarn: Elann baby cashmere in 'Calypso' and Kitten Mohair in 'Navy' Mods: None. Notes: Loved knitting these. The pattern is so easy to memorize and I found it easy to knit them even while standing on the subway (I consider standing the entire time on a subway without holding onto a pole an urban form of pilates)I apologize for the lack of photos- in the craziness of the wedding itself, I forgot to say that we needed some good pictures. I'll have to chase up Jen and Monica for better photos soon. The Elann baby cashmere was a dream to work with, and the kitten mohair behaved well. But after baby cashmere, everything feels like sandpaper in your hands. I was really disappointed that I didn't manage to finish knitting an all-white version of Stefanie Japel's two toned shrug to go with my wedding dress. I was really close, but it just didn't happen. Running out of the yarn and not having time to go get more may have contributed to this. It's still not finished. The night before we left for our honeymoon, I could not for the life of me find the knitting I wanted to bring (the final sleeve of this beast). This is what happens when you have held your own rehearsal dinner in your apartment and at the last minute crammed everything into any random nook or cranny your could find. We actually left for the airport later than we intended because I was having a Nothing Suitable to Knit meltdown- basically, none of my WIPs I could find were portable enough, I didn't have a suitable new project to start, and we were in the final hours of the all-nighter we had pulled after our wedding to get to the airport for 3:00 a.m. (ugh, don't ask). And then I found it- the skein of Misti Alpaca laceweight I had purchased at the Purple Purl last spring, and had earmarked for the Swallowtail Shawl. And even more amazing- I could immediately find the pattern in my apartment. Ah, knitting bliss. We went on our honeymoon to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. It was.... okay. G got heatstroke, I got food poisoning, and we both got sunburns, but we laughed about it all and had a good time. That's something great about being with him- we're always having a good time, no matter what. A big wedding budget post will be forthcoming shortly, for those who are interested in how well I pulled off a $5k wedding in ten weeks.

33 comments:

Ella said...

SWEET! Congratulations! Love the dress (you look absolutely GLOWING in it), love the photos - it looks like you had a fantastic time, despite the heatstroke and sunburns. :D Yay!

PS - We smoked cigars on our honeymoon too! Every night as the sun set. Yummmm.

Sarah said...

Congratulations! I love weddings, and yours looks so polished and glamorous.

Amanda said...

Congratulations! You look amazing in that dress!

orata said...

Congratulations! You look radiant, and I am impressed with your wedding budgeting prowess.

Delia said...

CONGRATS!!! Everything looks amazing - and OMG, I love your dress!

Michele said...

Congratulations to you and your new husband! You were a beautiful bride! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness.

Clumsy Knitter said...

Hooray! Congratulations! :)

monikita said...

Your wedding pictures are so lovely. You look gorgeous! Congratulations! May you both have a long and happy life together. :)

Pam said...

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing the pictures - It was a beautiful wedding - you all look so happy. Keep having a wonderful life together!

angelknits said...

I have been waiting to see your wedding photos forever! I went through every single one of them in your flickr...you look stunning! What a beautiful wedding and you two are a sweet couple.
My sister's wedding is coming up in the summer. Any tips from you would be perfect!
Your wisp looked beautiful on Jen. So sweet!
Congrats again, I wish you both have a happy life together, and forever. All the best. :D

yoel said...

May you always be so happy and beautiful and young!

Crista said...

congratulations! you (all) look so very fantastic and happy :)

petra said...

Congratulations! Beautiful photos! Looking forward to the budget post. How wonderful that you stuck to your original intent! Best wishes to you and your husband in your new life together!

Adriana said...

Congratulations! Your wedding pictures are absolutely stunning! I especially like the ones with the sparklers.

e said...

congrats!!!! Your wedding pictures look amazing!!

Cirilia said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, and $5000?! I eagerly await your tips! And yeah, I think that's a sign of a good guy, fun no matter what. Congrats, Julie!

Kamicha said...

Best wishes for you both! The beautiful atmosphere of your big day really shows through those images!

soknitpicky said...

Best wishes!!

weezalana said...

Congratulations!!! You both look fabulous in the wedding and honeymoon pics, so happy and in love! And any man who can understand a Nothing Suitable to Knit meltdown is most definitely a keeper. ;)

Hilary said...

Congratulations!!! You look absolutely stunning and so very happy.

$5K? 10 weeks? Impressive.

CanarySanctuary said...

Congratulations! Everything looked beautiful! I'm sorry there were some unfortunate events on the honeymoon. Looking forward to seeing more of your photos.

Maryse said...

Wow! Congratulations! Beautiful bride and groom! Lots of happiness to you both!

mjm knitting said...

Congratulations! You looked absolutely stunning.

sula said...

Congratulations! Your wedding looks amazing (and so do you!). Thanks so much for sharing your pictures. And I'm glad to hear that things started off on the right foot with knitting taking priority. ;)

Bea said...

Congratulations!! The wedding looks really nice :)
Thanks for visiting my blog!

ohsewcrafty said...

Congratulations! You look beautiful and so happy. Best wishes for a long and wonderful life together.

Trish said...

You left such a nice comment about my cowl design on Canary Knits, I just had to check out this blog. And wow I'm glad I did. I just added you to my bloglines.

The wedding pics are amazing - what a wonderful day that must have been!

I can't wait to see the post on the wedding budget...after nearly 9 years of marriage we both agree that taking the effort to produce a wonderful and memorable wedding is well worth it.

Aesderina said...

your dress is absolutely AMAZING! great photos too!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! so excited for you guys:)
what a budget!! looked like it would cost so much more!

kae said...

You look positively beautiful! Great photo collage - everything looks amazing.

Yarn It said...

The wedding photos are GORGEOUS! You look amazing. I am looking forward to hearing how you stayed within a 5K budget!

Phoe said...

Congrats! Such a fantastic looking wedding. :)

lekkercraft said...

Congrats! Oh my gosh you were a beautiful bride, and your wedding looks like a wonderful celebration! I am taking your budget tips and holding on to them for the future!

♥ KNITTING ART said...

Hi, Congratulations!
Thank you for sharing these pictures.
Seems a beautiful wedding & you all look so happy :)
Keep having a wonderful life together forever!!!
Nice to meet you here in Blogger. I like knitting too...