Plans are slowly coming together for the big day. We seem to be rethinking some of our earlier plans as we go along and found ourselves doing a complete 180 in terms of what we want. I think we’re quite close to locking in some actual bookings, etc, this weekend so that’s exciting!
More exciting news is that our wedding bands were delivered! They’re absolutely perfect, well as much as I could see over my shoddy Skype video. They were delivered to my partner in Oz & me all the way over here in tropical “Kansas” could only see them when he held them up to the webcam. Still, from what I could see, they are perfect for us. Tungsten carbide with a band of carbon fiber. Certainly gets the nerd receptors tingling.
Did you know that the etymology for the word honeymoon is that “the first month of marriage is the sweetest”? There are competing theories, like that newlyweds were given enough mead (honey wine) to last a month, but for some reason this is considered false.
Whatever the case, the honeymoon is traditionally practiced in western culture and consists of a trip taken by newlyweds in order to ease the transition into married life and to foster intimacy. These days it’s a romantic holiday taken directly after the wedding to exotic locales.
Who would have thought we would ever tie the knot? Probably not us, at least not at the start. Too normal, not us at all. And yet here we are, 6 years and counting, planning a wedding (of sorts).
We’ve been lucky in that we’ve been able to keep pretty much everything minimalistic, and not in the way where everything is monochromatic and nouveau chic. More like in the way where we didn’t have to spend our life savings on a day that could turn out to be the most stressful day of our lives with beautiful photos to match.