We started the day with early morning Go Karts and laser tag. Sure, it cut down on primping time, but it was a great way to relieve pre-wedding stress!
|Me in the arcade, taking out my jitters on some poor, innocent hammerheads|
The wedding was held at the Butterfly Pavilion, an indoor tropical home for thousands of butterflies. It was also the place where Linus and I had our first date.
This was our ringbearer. She took her duties very seriously, as you can see in the photo below:
|I don't know why we all look bored. I swear I was happy.|
Linus wore a black brocade vest with gold butterflies and a lovely red cravat, both made by Once Upon a Bustle. Here he is reading a poem by Neil Gaiman called "The Day the Saucers Came." He said it reminded him of early days in our relationship.
For my reading, I chose a passage from Jane Eyre, because I felt it so perfectly described my and Linus's relationship:
I have now been married ten years. I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest—blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband’s life as fully as he is mine. No woman was ever nearer to her mate than I am: ever more absolutely bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh. I know no weariness of my Edward’s society: he knows none of mine, any more than we each do of the pulsation of the heart that beats in our separate bosoms; consequently, we are ever together. To be together is for us to be at once as free as in solitude, as gay as in company. We talk, I believe, all day long: to talk to each other is but a more animated and an audible thinking. All my confidence is bestowed on him, all his confidence is devoted to me; we are precisely suited in character—perfect concord is the result.
Afterwards we had dinner and cake at my favorite Italian restaurant, the one I've been going to since I was seven years old. Our cake was red velvet with cream cheese filling, white buttercream frosting, and white-and-black fondant butterflies. (I kept joking that the cake was "Red on the inside when you cut into it. Just like people." I don't think anybody else appreciated my humor.)
My favorite moment of the reception was running down the street with "the girls" to grab a quick, after-dinner drink. The bartenders were pretty puzzled when I showed up in my wedding dress. Appropriately, the shot was called "Wedding Cake."
It was a wonderful wedding, followed by an even more wonderful honeymoon. Up next: TropiGoth in Hawaii!