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Weepy. Wonderful.


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Oh, kids. Settling back into life after your honeymoon is a *lettle* bit tiring, at least when your biological clock is eight whole hours off from travel, and there are piles of presents waiting to be properly put away. That we should all have such problems, right? So, please bear with me if APW is a little erratic in the next handful of days.

But. I am on and off weepy with gratitude: for our amazing friends, for our families, for the unbelievable love surrounding us on our wedding day, for our newlywedded bliss,* for our amazing honeymoon adventures, and for the torrent of love and thoughtfulness and care that you all showed in these comments. Teary. Overwhelmed. Grateful. For all of it.

And to tide you over, here are some lovely words on what it was like to be a guest at our wedding, which is a perspective I just don’t have.

* Yes, you can get this even after almost five years together.

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 Oakland, CA with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Not strictly related to the post, sorry, but just had to share this amazing wedding: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/lifematters/wedding-of-the-week-20090825-ex2q.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06550926563726502872 Lauren

    You're telling me the emotions only get more intense?! My wedding isn't for another 10-ish months, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, I get teary eyed, just thinking about the wedding. I'm going to be a wreck on the big day, ha!

    I'll keep reading to get more details of your day. =)

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    I haven’t experienced a wedding so planed out, I got married in an instant after I decided that I will marry my husband (now) after 3 days it’s already our wedding day. I didn’t get the chance to prepare myself/ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. I was shock right after the wedding… Now were six years married so far so good.

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    Congratulations! Oh! I totally agree with you, it is nerve wracking! I wish you both the best in life.

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    I know dude, it's so weird to have no idea what one's wedding was like from the guests' perspective! Anyway, overwhelmed by love and good wishes is a nice place to be. I am trying to ride the high…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11597736474722027874 Ms. Green

    Yay to newleywedded bliss! Some people think I'm crazy when I admit that our relationship did feel different married. Newleywedded bliss, indeed!!
    Enjoy! We're still enjoying ours, almost a year later!

  • Ashleigh

    Hello from a lurker!

    This isn't directly related to your post either…. I just wanted to let you know that I've been reading your blog for a couple of months now, and it has made me incredibly excited for the act of getting married and, more importantly, the life of being married.

    My boyfriend flew from NY to Chicago a few weeks ago to ask my family for my "hand" (I'm not a supremely traditional gal, but I love that he even called my not-present sister over speaker phone to make sure he wouldn't get "voted off the family island," as he put it). He spilled the beans to me about the family ask, but he has yet actually propose. :)

    In my almost unbearable excitement to make our plans official, I've really taken solace and enjoyment in reading everything you've posted. Congratulations on what sounds like a really lovely wedding and even bigger congratulations on the start/continuation of an amazing partnership.

    I don't have any specific questions for you, but I can't wait to read more! Thank you for sharing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12051581432652556410 Marina

    Yeah, I'm about five weeks into newlywed bliss and I have no idea where it's come from! We've been totally cuddly and mushy, like, 24-7, after years and years of dating and living together and everything. I don't know where it's come from, but I'm certainly not going to complain. :D

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    The strange and amazing thing about commitment is it lets you be free to love. So the irony is, commitment liberates you.

    I have loved people without commitment, knowing we had something that managed to be both transient and meaningful. There is still something worthy in a relationship that says, "I know this isn't forever. But I choose to love you nonetheless, understanding that this, too, shall pass."

    But with commitment, love feels safer. Gentler. Deeper. It exists without the tinge of urgency that comes from the knowledge you have to wring every drop of joy from Now, because there may not be a Later. You don't have the wistful understanding that your relationship has an expiry date, even if you don't know when it is.