Wedding Q&A

October 14, 2010 at 8:12 am | Posted in Married Life | 11 Comments
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Thank you all for your support and advice over the past few months. You, dear reader(s), helped calm my nerves and gave me the practical advice that helped make our wedding day such a memorable, fun, stress-free one! Today I will use this platform to answer your questions about 10/10/10 – and if I missed any, feel free to ask.

 

Are you planning to take Andrew’s name or will you keep the Wilderrol surname?

I have decided to legally change my name, so I will become Mrs. L-ski (whenever I get around to making the switch), but I won’t be offended if you wish to continue using my “maiden” name.

I heard a rumor that you wore tacky red sneakers to your own wedding. Is that true?

No. I wore these sophisticated beauties during the ceremony:

Stylin' Weddin' Shoes

And these adorable red tennies during the reception:

Comfy and coordinated!

They match the color scheme – ergo the sneaks weren’t tacky. 

Did Andrew follow-through on his threat to put cake on your face?

Open wide... airplane is coming in for a landing!

Nope, happily he respected my wishes… and/or did a quick little calculation about the amount of alone time we would have that night (since the Yankees swept, we had NO distractions – except for the hour it took to take my hair down) and figured it would be best if I wasn’t feeling harpy-tastic and ready exact revenge for the rest of our days. He politely fed me a dollop of icing…after he made it swoop around like an “airplane” (say aaah) toward my mouth. 

What did you two end up giving each other as wedding day gifts?

We managed to find each other superb gifts to exchange on our big day, if we do say so ourselves! Since we aren’t taking our honeymoon until next spring, Andrew gifted me a “mini-moon” so we could enjoy a weekend away together this fall. I gave him cuff links made from baseballs used in a Yankees game so he could walk down the aisle with a little pinstripe-pizzazz in his step – and they even matched our decor!

Did nature cooperate?

Yes! In fact, not only did Momma N. cooperate by providing gorgeous weather and stunning foliage, but apparently she also endorsed our union and sent a cute little chipmunk messenger to witness our ceremony and stand at the chuppah with us! Did anyone get a photo of the unexpected wedding guest? If so, please share it!

You had some anxiety about wearing a poufy white dress – was it more fun than you anticipated?

Taking a Mulligan on bustling my wedding gown...

Yes! I loved my dress and it was not even close to being the taffeta-torture I once envisioned. I only had two issues with it:

1) I needed a chaperone to use the loo! Mid-way through the day I could hold it no longer, but I couldn’t find my mom or my ‘maids! What was a bride to do? Grab my best neighbor, Rhymes-With-Tinny, and high-tail it to the bridal suite where we took our relationship to a more intimate level. Frankly, I only dared venture to the WC once because it was such a production!

2) A minor wardrobe malfunction about 2/3 of the way through the day included part of my dress un-bustling (de-bustling?). Luckily my stylists were there to help and we re-bustled it right in the middle of the reception.

It was a magical day and a perfect way to begin the next stage in our relationship! Thanks, everyone!

~ Mrs. L-ski

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Photo Phriday: Wedding Bells

October 8, 2010 at 10:26 am | Posted in Photo Phriday | 7 Comments
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Dear Reader(s), in just a few more days, my bloggier half will go from swinging single to happily ever after.  And I could not be more excited!  I love Sarah & Andrew.  Look how cute they are!

 

Love despite a hatred for the other's team.

Even though she’s a diehard Red Sox fan and he lives for pinstripes, they’ve found a way to make it work.  I’m proud of them.  Personally, I don’t know how they do it.  I mean, just a couple weeks ago at Schmalex’s birthday dinner I may or may not have threatened to torch another guest’s car simply because he’s a Michigan fan and I happen to be partial to the Buckeyes.

 

Hoodles, enough about my alleged criminal acts.  Wedding bells are set to chime on Sunday.  So I”m offering up an early congratulations to my dear Sarah & Andrew.  I’m so happy for you both!!!

~April

PS If anyone has any last-minute advice for the soon-to-be-newlyweds, now’s the time…

Let’s Go… Yankees?

October 6, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Posted in Around Boston | 5 Comments
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This is a painful blog post. In fact, this is a truly painful night for yours truly. For those of you unfamiliar with the ALDS (that’s baseball, kids), my beloved Red Sox are donezo for the season, and Andrew’s Yankees are currently playing the Twins.

Normally I’d be rooting for the Twins; not merely to avoid giving Andrew the satisfaction of hearing me support his little pin-striped squad, but also because I like the Twins and have fond memories of watching them play often during a summer spent in the Twin Cities.
 
But tonight is no normal night. With our wedding just four days away, I’m faced with a serious problem: there’s a chance that there will be a Yankees game on our wedding night, and I don’t really want to know what Andrew would do if given the dilemma of me v. Yankees.
 
So what’s a girl to do? Root for a sweep! I would love to see the Twins shut the Yankees down, but I know that such a situation would make for an extremely irritable groom-to-be, and with all the other stuff on our plates right now, we both need to be on our best behavior.
 
So here I am with a very traumatic confession: I’m rooting for the Yankees to sweep the ALDS. 
 
And it hurts.
 
~Sarah
 
PS As I write this it is the top of the fourth, 3-0 Twins, and Andrew is verging on groomzilla already…

Red Sox v. Yankees… Again

August 22, 2009 at 7:07 am | Posted in Married Life | 5 Comments
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As many of you know, this weekend the Bombers are in town for a series against the Sox. I’m not sure how many of our readers are true baseball fans (full disclosure: only half of the Factinis & Factomelettes team enjoys America’s favorite pastime), but my guess is that many of you have at least declared allegiance to one of the two teams involved in this series.

I won’t claim to be a super stats-gal, or the greatest fan in Beantown. But I’m definitely NOT a “pink hat” (aka a trendy bandwagon fan) and I can hold my own around town. Without hesitation, I can tell you my favorite current Red Sox player (Mikey Lowell – and I had the pleasure of sitting next to him once, or twice, or maybe three times, but we’ll save that stalking tale for another entry), that the Green Monster is 37 feet high (though I’ve never had the pleasure of sitting in the Monster Seats – hint, hint), and that I must respect Ted Williams, No. 9!

I cannot, however, hold my own in my own home. You see: my cohabitator is a… it’s so painful to say it… he’s a… Yankees fan. A painful truth that has taken me a lot of time to accept, but here I am, declaring it for all cyberspace to see (or, more likely, ignore). He’s not just a regular fan; he really knows his stuff! Stats, history, clubhouse gossip – the man’s head is full of Yankees trivia. And it can be intimidating, especially when our teams are going head-to-head.

And yet, despite this difference, we manage to maintain peace in our home for much of the year.  Yes, we have rules about what we can and cannot say during the games, limits on home decor with team insignias, and the occasional “debate,” but overall, baseball has been a good thing for our relationship.  When our teams play each other, it’s a test of patience, will and love… and if we can get through baseball season, we can get through anything!

~Sarah

PS This amazing cake photo is from courtneyscakes’ photostream on flickr!

PPS I don’t want to discuss the score of last night’s game…

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