After Turtle and I got engaged, things shifted. This was something that I had not expected – it didn’t occur to me that we would really *feel* different, just that we would start planning a wedding, that it would be exciting, that we would be and know that we were more committed. But it did change: one day I looked around at our cozy little apartment, and everything suddenly felt more like home. It felt more ours, more solid, more like a wonderful sanctuary of our home.
Well, then we done went and got married (hi! I’m back!). And our wedding was amazing, perfect, and our honeymoon was wonderful and also perfect, and besides saying things like, “What would you like for dinner, Wife?” and “Wife? Where are you?” and “Good morning, wife of mine,” things didn’t feel much different, which I have to say sort of surprised me.
And then today, we got up, I made my wife lunch, I drove my wife to work, and I came home and it hit me. You guys, we’re married. And home feels more like home. Everything somehow feels more secure, more treasured. How strange and wonderful is that?
Okay, blah blah blah, being married is awesome, you want to hear about the wedding? Well, we don’t get our pictures for somewhere between 2 and 7 weeks, so you’re going to have to wait for the awesomeness that our awesome photographers captured. I got to see one picture and it was amazing, so I’m trying to be patient and remind myself of how awesome it will be to relive our wedding day in a few weeks.
What else can I tell you? It all came together wonderfully in the two days leading up to the wedding. A friend of ours created our ketubah within 24 hours, and another friend drove an hour to get it printed on beautiful paper, and a third friend made all the little lines for people to sign, and it is beautiful. We designed our programs perfectly and then found out that the soonest they could arrive would be Monday after the wedding… but my college roommate skipped class to come up and help us make new programs, which we loved even more. Turtle’s best friend made our card box and our quilt box and a wonderful sign to show people where to go. Turtle’s college roommate showed up and said, “I’m coordinating your wedding,” and she did, and it was amazing. Our caterer was as fantastic as we had hoped, our flowers were beautiful, and on a whim I bought Turtle a wreath of hair flowers that she had drunkenly mentioned wanting to wear at her wedding someday two years ago. I was an awesome fiancee, and I hope to be an awesome wife. So far, so good.
Anyway, more wedding-day fun to come sooner or later, but in the meantime, I will regale you with tales of invitations, wedding rings, bachelorette parties (ugh, still feel nauseated – and happy! – thinking about it), and pre-wedding take-out feasts.
So, um, how was your last week, guys? Hope it was awesome.