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Married.


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

 ** Please do not Pin, re-post or otherwise share images of this wedding in any form. The images are copyrighted, and not available for distribution.**

Married. | A Practical WeddingIt was one of the great joys of my life, and one of the best parties I’ve ever been to, but I’m not sure it was the best day of my life. The best day of my life probably involved a few more naps.

When we were about to leave our best man asked me if it was everything I’d hoped for. Without hesitating I said yes. Yes, yes, yes.

And anyone who tells you that you won’t remember your wedding is a fool.

PS Before you ask, I made my own hair thing, in the end. Well, WE did.
PPS Please note the guy dancing in the sweat soaked shirt behind us. That really says it all, no?

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.

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  • AJ

    I am so over-the-moon happy for you guys!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18007956486884007179 Joyce

    Congratulations to both of you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06206689296805893265 east side bride

    YES. yesyesyes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15103047512463828864 jamie

    loving this instant gratification.

    yay.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09911176317513671623 Alice

    Congratulations dearest Meg. May your lives together from here be the best and realest lives they can be.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12616579784634675288 kristen

    Hooray! Congratulation!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06511137593846022849 Amy I.

    mazel tov!!!! BIG hugs and lots of exclamation points!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00271161156269817721 randa

    Congrats! I hope each new day together is the new best day of your life :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01045445859846755733 michelle.d

    Congrats! Can't wait to hear all the details…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13061035220548972874 anna and the ring

    Huzzah!

    Totally with you on the nap situation!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16294864366284434807 Rosalie

    Yay! Congratulations, so happy for you both.
    Glad you mentioned naps – at my sister's wedding this weekend I was working out how I can get a nap at ours. And so glad to hear you can remember it all.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04669551107559567397 Tenille

    *happy dance* sooo happy for you. congrats once again.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09719798812778250015 Nicole

    YAY!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08086697677397186301 an aqua juel

    Congratulations! That picture is awesome :) And besides, isn't it kinda a downer to think that your wedding day will be the happiest day of your life? I mean, you're gonna live a whole lot longer than that, there better be some more happiest days ever! :) So so happy for you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05750659066802561501 Erika

    woohoo! oh, yeah, you'll remember it.

  • kirst

    Yay! Congrats – I can't believe you posted haha… okay maybe I can. It's a beautiful picture, and I can't wait to hear about every little detail after your honeymoon! Now enjoy your time off!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07457041543414999907 Mary

    Congratulations! I'm overjoyed for you both. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13016196445046472900 Mrs. Melberry

    Congrats!! So happy for both of you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10276075762993940219 The Professional Bridesmaid

    Congratulations Meg! I loved your comment about the naps.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12997875522614810785 Mouse

    hurray hurray hurray!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16188994551748661706 redwhitebride

    congrats, Meg! I'm happy for both of you… :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17896310881368841785 Bells

    Hooray hooray hooray for you both (all)! You must have had an unbelievable amount of good vibes and happy thoughts heading your way all day from all over the world!
    And thanks for prompt update!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18322614204354706684 Amelia

    I am positive that it was a great party full of love and food and sharing a rite. Congratulations!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12714186023859147332 Britt

    Congratulations!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14223389493291826417 Manda

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11502258378291293510 Kathleen

    I'm in loooooove with the photo of the two of you just melted into one another. I hope I get a moment of bliss like that at some point on my wedding day.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12977525202055990615 MaryKate

    This is the BEST picture. Congrats congrats congrats!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12435697594154408096 jessica lynn

    what a lovely picture. i do hope that you will share more! congrats!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01891663416616641085 EmilySternePhotography

    YAY!! Congratulations and best wishes for a nap sometime in the near future!!!

    ; )

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00174894872050076618 Marie-Ève

    Oh yeah it DOES says it all.

    And I'm with you on the best day of your life: my wedding was fantastic, but in the end it wasn't. Sorry. That's just who I am. But I still LOVED every minute of it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03450581887718082271 k_darling

    Congratulations and all the happiness in the world to you.

  • http://www.itsquintessential.com Quintessential

    Congratulations! I hope every day is filled with fun, new adventures!

    I'm with you on the happiest day too. I enjoyed our engagement much more than the actual wedding day and hope to have many more "happiest" days!

  • http://surprisewedding.wordpress.com Michele @ Surprise Wedding

    Hooray! Could not be happier for you. Here's hoping your marriage remains as joyful as your wedding was!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08052841138777502635 angelique

    CONGRATS Meg!!! Yippeeee!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06272654565469914998 sam

    Yay! I'm so glad it was the day you wanted it to be. Can't wait to see the official photos!

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations!

    I hope your wedding was all kinds of Wonderfulness, but NOT the happiest day of your life – otherwise you'd have nothing else to look forward to except life going downhill.

    And you're much too young for that kind of despair.

    LOL

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04281621170102704781 very married

    congratulations!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15899239356088557995 Amanda

    <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13587382445025430711 Evelyn

    Congrats to you both! Sunday was my 30th birthday, but I couldn't help but think about your wedding :)

    THREE CHEERS for the happy couple!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14678228538722128590 meredithbee

    You're so quick with the update!! After my wedding, I'm pretty sure I didn't do anything productive for two weeks. So happy for you, Congratulations!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11465853625720898199 MrsEm

    My sweet husband is there on the left! Great, great party Meg. Well done! Now enjoy your honeymoon :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18209861350905135093 LPC

    Congratulations! I thought of you, at 10:30am. And afterwards. Have a great honeymoon.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13811559996670448379 Emily Takes Photos

    Just lovely. :)

  • http://onelittledove.wordpress.com melanie

    YAY. so glad that this was a great experience for you two. looking forward to hearing the details, whenever you're back and settled, and ready to share. :)

    yeeee.

  • Amber

    Congratulations!

  • redfrizzz

    MAZAL TOV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Desaray

    what everyone else said, and also, your hair thing is awesome!

  • http://www.discountplacecards.com/centerpieces3.html wedding centerpieces

    Congratulations. I hope you keep blogging.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06769772752651985025 Elizabeth

    YESSSSSSS! I love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05532197787877824868 Becca

    So happy for the both of you! So thrilled that it's everything you were hoping for.

  • http://www.onebarefootbride.blogspot.com One Barefoot Bride

    Mazel Tov!!! Enjoy some well earned downtime with your New Husband! Thank you for letting us share the journey to this wonderful point.
    (ps – thank goodness it -wasn't- the best day of your life. How horrible to think that things would be all downhill from the late 20s…. they're not, trust me :) )

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04731162636858698443 SweetAdelineXO

    Congratulations, happy happy happy!

  • http://www.augandeverythingafter.blogspot.com Cori Jessy- August and Everything After

    Congrats! Mine is in a little over 2 weeks and I can't wait to be writing the same post :) Glad it was everything you hoped for.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15572743425243443011 Ninon13

    Dearest Meg,
    Congratulations and mazel tov!!! I think all of us here at "Team Practical" have been holding you in our hearts and minds. I have been buzzing with excitement for you since last week. Thank you for sharing your journey with us up until this point. I can't wait to hear more. And now the fun part–being married!!!!! Yay!!!! -Ninon

  • http://budgetbeautiful.wordpress.com/ budgetbeautiful

    So glad you had a wonderful wedding day!

  • Anonymous

    In honor of the Practical Bride, here is a blast from the past . . . 1913 to be exact.

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9A02EEDA173FE633A25754C2A9629C946296D6CF

    Click on it to read the full article, which can be enlarged.

    It proves that "practical weddings" are an eternal challenge. They are talking about bridesmaids dresses that can be worn again, and other "new" ideas.

  • Cate Subrosa

    Booyah!

    Nicely done :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08842191847941847564 Bride in Exile

    Mazel Tov, Meg and David!! You look gloriously happy in that photo. (And boy, do I hear you on the naps!)

  • Rianna

    Congratulations to both of you Meg!!!

  • Catherine

    Yet more congratulations. Best wishes for a life full of happiness and moreawesome parties.

    The understudy dress looks like it fit you perfectly. And it clearly let you dance and hold your husband.

  • http://anotherdamnwedding.wordpress.com lyn

    * sigh *

    a glorious thing, this. and amen to the practicality of "one of the best, but not THE best."

    i want to hear about your hair thing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06698794399663338320 Jona

    Yay! congrats. our wedding was 2 months ago but I still remember everything…hope you have many more awesome days/nites/parties ahead…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00811942860512021126 kahlia

    wee!
    <3

  • April

    Thrilled for you and David!

    Thrilled to see a picture that sums up your awesome party! YAY!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09731426268019406064 Ten Thousand Only

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01373847736850227155 style-for-style

    Now that I know what that picture feels like I can whole heartedly send my congrats and well wishes to you!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11097163969864312650 K

    hoorayyyyyyyyyy. congrats missy. have an amazing and relaxing honeymoon with your new hubby :)

  • Peonies and Polaroids

    Yayyyyy! Congratulations!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16491075523419372429 Dalilou

    Hi Meg,

    First of all, congratulations. Your blog was a calm storm for me in the midst of my wedding planning madness. I felt as though you always kept the focus on what is important- which had me jetissoning a lot of my uber decor ideas, trusting the beauty of the space that I had chosen, and really focusing on the ceremony and the people. On my wedding day I was joyous, nervous, excited, and a little bit crabby by the end (who knew I don't like my picture taken relentlessly?) but mostly overjoyed that so many different people from different parts of our lives could make it. Your wedding so far sounds joyous too and I can't wait to see more of it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01629721101423283236 lily

    Awww, congratulations. Thank you for all of your guidance…and best wishes.