Thursday, November 15, 2007

Down with tradition....


....I'm getting married! in a completely non-traditional way. (That's the only way I would have it, anyways). =) he he...That's my news! Z and I are tying the knot on Saturday..yes, this Saturday. The 17th. A little crazy? Yes. I'm all for a little shock value and also all for following my heart. And I honestly never thought I would want to get married anyways, but lo and behold, I am a hypocrite. I am head over heels for him. =) It is seriously last minute - we decided about 2 weeks ago and had to quickly put together the logistics: marriage certificate, party place, dress, rings, etc. Sooo....yay!! We're both super excited!! Eeek! It's going to be super small, in a park in West Van (cross your fingers for rain)...I got me a little black dress (black, yes...my sister cracked up at this cuz I always used to say I would get married in a black dress...lol), some new cute shoes, and Z has the cutest grey suit ever! My family can't make it out, nor Z's family, but my best girl Mandy is flying out for the weekend...it is, after all, just a little deal of a ceremony. In a few years, there'll be a big, invite-all-the-family, shebang...=) We promised the family a big deal and Z wants a dancing bear...I'm bummed that they can't be here, but didn't expect it on such short notice, anyways! We planned a little come-hang-out-and-have-drinks party for Saturday night, so if you're in Van and I forgot to e-mail you, mail me and I'll let you know where!!

I've been dying to blog about it, but between all the design stuff I have going on this month, work, and busy life in general, it took me a while to let even the close family know!!....I ended up calling a few people and word quickly got out...the phone's been ringing off the hook tonight and I have e-mails up the whazoo (but thank you guys, all of you...!!)..Did I say how excited I am?? he he...Poor Z, having to explain to his family that I'm weird and I don't like those big weddings and expensive rings and that I want a black dress. And I thank my lucky stars every moment for my amazingly understanding parents who are used to my unusual ways and have faith that my head is screwed on straight...=) And my friends for being happy and excited even though they were taken a little off-guard...=) he he...They truly are the most supportive people on earth and I love em!! Happy happy! And thanks so much to my parents and Z's parents for being so helpful and great! =)

And tonight, as Z and I are frantically (well...) trying to cross things-to-do off of our things-to-do lists...he looks over at me and was like, "we're both not doing anything remotely wedding related"...ha ha...I look down: I'm scrapbooking and he's ironing logos onto shirts...And then he says "we're so made for eachother"...he he...best guy ever. =) Seriously, we just fit....=)

Soooo...I was up til 2 last night doing important stuff like, umm..painting my toenails...he he...you know, getting ready. It's been a long time since I had my hair cut for more than $10 and it felt so friggin good to get it done last night! ahhh...getting all dolled up on the weekend, but til then, back to reality: Mandy flies in tommorrow morning, I have a billion things to do still, we're going to a screening for the film competition we were in last weekend tommorrow night....and whew! The big day will be here before I know it!

=) So happy! And if you're wondering where that burning dress picture is from, it's the latest wedding picture craze, "trash the dress"....I love the picture...=) If I was all for white dresses that's what I'd do..he he...happy night!

19 comments:

Nat said...

So cool girl!!! Congratulations to you and Z!!!! Huge hugs!!!

Laura said...

wow! wow! wow! I am so superhappy for both of you! :) Ever since I discovered your blog, i have thought that you are such a cool person and i have loved hearing about your guy, too! I hope that you will have a fantastic day and a disgustingly happy existence together forever! *grin* Hey, if you feel like it, email me your address and I will pop and card in the mail for you two :) askartelu75@gmail.com

_Kine said...

Congrats!!! It sounds like you will have a great wedding. And a black dress = <3 I hope your day will be magical!

A.S.K.-P. said...

CONGRATULATIONS Michelle!
Wishing you & Z all the best & a very happy future together!

Girl, you are doing it the way it SHOULD be done! The way YOU WANT to!

Marie said...

I love that picture! Ok so CONGRATS!! YOu are so pulling a me! Hahahah I wore black on my wedding day too. Well it does make u look slimmer ya know. It was small and not a big deal. But yours sounds like its going to be beautiful!!!

A dancing bear huh?!? That is fab! I wanna come lol!

Congrats again girl! Have someone take lots of pics! xoxoxox :)

Kim Langston said...

Congrats.... this is wonderful, exciting news!!!

Jill Deiling said...

omg michelle, that is sooo exciting that youre getting married!! you must be so excited!! im so happy for you guys. i cant wait to see pics!!

Tina said...

woah. that is big news! congrats, congrats, congrats! i can sense the excitement in your words. i wish you the happiest and most untraditional day ever!!

you rock that black dress girl ;)

Chrissy Le said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Congratualtions!!!!!!!!!!! Oh how awesome is that!!!!!!! I wish I had a last minute wedding. Ours was average size but all the planning that took a year drove me up the wall!!!!!! Oh my goodness!!!! You too make a PERFECT couple anyway!!! Just a matter of time, just a matter of time! Enjoy the BEST weekend of your life!!!

Dena said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!! That is awesome Michelle! Now this is a wedding I want to see! Someone must take major pictures ok! Hugs to you and CONGRATS :)

Michelle said...

I'm so excited for you! Congrats! I can't wait to see pictures. Bring a camera! I want to see the new hair. I cracked up when I read neither of oyu are doing anything wedding related. Wish I could come celebrate with you tomorrow. I have to work lots since its the holiday season now. HAve a wonderful time!

Anabelle said...

Big congratulations!!!!!!!!!! I'm really happy for you!

Kelly said...

WOW! Way to follow your heart girl! Love the spontaneity of it all- congrats to you both!!

Happay said...

congratulations. I hope the wedding was a wonderful and fun event!

~*Gems*~ said...

Oh wow! Huge congratulations to you both :o)
I love, love, love the trash the dress photos - definately something I will be doing!
Hope you have an utterly fabulous day! xxxxxx

Erin H. said...

Congratulations girl!!! Best wishes for a long happy marriage!!! Love the Non-traditional aspect, I am allll for it!!!

Martha Bonneau said...

Congrats! I loved reading your post, I love that you are getting married exactly how you want to and that you get to wear a black dress!

Anam_Kihaku said...

YEAH!!! congrats to you both :) thats the way to get married :)

we got married in silver :)

tammy kay said...

OMGOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel terrible that I didn't find out sooner. Sooooo happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

COngrats my sweet friend, Congrats!
Much love!