This wedding graduate post is from Alyssa, she of crying in the car, she of the hilarious emails to me out of the blue when things are *not going well in my comment box* that say things like, "And because I'm super mature, I say eff them." Which make MY day better.
Anyway. The point at hand. I have been lucky enough to post many many awesome wedding graduate posts
on the blog, and well, Alyssa's is the funniest. So. I've never said this before, but this post is a little bit for David, he of the unprintable humor, he who bore the brunt of my meltdowns. That and for alllll of you. Rock it Alyssa: Continue reading Wedding Graduate: Alyssa
Nicole and her husband Andy got married they day before we did, and something about that must have cosmically bound us together. When she sent me her wedding graduate post, I read it with increasing awe. Here is the post I really meant to write after the wedding but never did. Here is what you really need to know, in a nuts-and-bolts way (my somewhat more conceptual post is back here). These are the big things that shaped our wedding day, just like they shaped Nicole's (well, these things and the guests). My vote would be that you focus on this big stuff, and let the little stuff go. Which seems exactly the right thing to tell you now, at the beginning of The Season. Take it, Nicole:
It's been almost 5 months since our wedding, which I think makes this just the right time to write about it. It's only now, after gathering all the random comments from guests and having had the time to talk together so many times, that I think I can get my head around it enough to write this. Continue reading Wedding Graduate: Nicole & The Big Things That Matter
I'm not even sure what to say to say to introduce Melissa, except, um, BREWFEST WEDDING. I think, somehow that says it all. Except, oh right, Melissa threw in a birthday surprise for her best friend in the middle of her wedding. Clearly she is my kind of person. So with that, I'm going to let the sage Melissa take it....
My husband Ray and I are homebrewers, and in general, great lovers of craft beer. We live right outside of Philly, which is an excellent beer town, so when we began to talk about getting married and where we would hold the wedding, we came to a quick conclusion: We needed to find a brewery.
Luckily for us, there's Stoudts Brewery
, in the heart of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. It's a family-owned, German-style brewery and restaurant, with a biergarten-style banquet hall chock full of wild-looking antiques like carousel horses, taxidermied coyotes and moose, vintage posters, instruments, etc. It was perfect for us in every way. Continue reading Wedding Graduate: Melissa and Ray’s Handmade Brewfest Wedding