Stitchy McYarnpants

Confessions of a husband-neglecting, cat-shooing, yarn-hoarding knitaholic. But in a good way.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

I Did. And I'd Do It Again!

Today is Jon and my second wedding anniversary. I totally forgot as I was leaving the house this morning! We’re going on a 5-night cruise next week to celebrate, we talked about today being our anniversary last night, and I still forgot. (yes, my memory is that bad) For the record, he forgot, too. We’re flaky peas in a forgetful pod, Jon and I. That’s why I love him. So instead of the post I was going to do today (vaguely knitting-related), I’ve decided to post a few of my favorite wedding pictures. They’re the ones I copied onto my work computer when we got the proof CD from the photographer (that’s why his name is on them). I haven’t looked at them in a while and decided it would be fun to share a few memories.

There was no knitting at the wedding, but there was bowling! We got married at the Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain. It was fantastic and I wish we could do it all over again. I wouldn’t change a single thing. We had a Hawaiian-themed wedding and pretty much everyone dressed for the occasion. I don’t have any with me, but the photos of the guests are so colorful and crazy, it was just what I had imagined. The world’s loudest wedding pictures!

This is me getting ready. Note the rhinestones on the tattoo. Also note the bandaid on my hand from where I sliced myself moments earlier cutting flower stems.

As I was getting ready in the back of the nightclub, Jon had to use the bathroom. His dad didn’t want him seeing me back there, so he led the way.

This is my dad walking me up the aisle (well, technically it was an unused bowling lane). My mom was wearing a muu muu that matched my dad’s shirt. My dress is a vintage 1940’s number that I had to battle for on eBay. We used Israel Kamakawiwo'ole’s Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World as our wedding march. It was the perfect song for the occasion.
You can hear a snip here. Scroll down to the song list.

This is Charlene. She was my Maid of Honor. I love how her fairy tattoo is just visible from the back of here dress. That’s me looking all ghosty in the background.

This is our I Do/Me,Too Kiss

Here is our “formal” wedding portrait (what can I say, informal formality makes me gleeful)

Here are two great photos of the wedding party. Charlene was the Maid of Honor, and Jon’s friend Tom was his Best Man. I almost gave poor Tom a heart attack when I pretended to drop the ring as he handed it to me during the ceremony. I was trying to keep things fun and upbeat. I didn’t realize it could trigger cardiac arrest.

If we were a band, this would be our album cover.

Here is our cake, complete with bobble-head dolls. One layer was chocolate with raspberry filling, the other was tiramisu. Hey! I just remembered that I still have a piece in the freezer that we forgot to eat last year. I wonder if it’s still ok to eat.

Here’s another smoochy picture, this time in front of the twinkling bowling lanes.

And these are my all-time favorite wedding pictures. This is Jon’s grandmother, who they call “Mudoo”. I believe she was 91 when this picture was taken. She’s a firecracker. The little girl is my friend Scott’s daughter. He has three little girls and they are the sweetest things you’d ever want to meet.

I firmly believe that a wedding is a party you’re throwing for your friends and family. It’s a big get-together for both sides. A meet and greet, if you will. The idea of Bridezillas and Princess Days is so crazy. It’s a party, man, relax. Have fun. Anything that goes wrong will only serve as an amusing anecdote later, so let the goofy stuff happen and create some new memories.

Happy Anniverary, Baby!! <3


Anonymous Hannah said...

Hi Stitchy,

Love reading your the cats!

I totally agree about a wedding being a party. We got married at 7:30am and I wore thongs (the shoe type). We had a ball!!

Happy Anniversary!

3/08/2005 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous carolyn said...

Those are awesome photos! Looks like it was a ton of fun. I'm all for a party type wedding - I guess that's why we got married at a putt-putt course!

3/08/2005 05:55:00 PM  
Blogger Aine said...

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your wedding story. I soooo wish I'd been more adventurous when I was a bride.

I had a very 1980s wedding.

3/08/2005 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing those great photos! Your wedding looks like it was a blast.

My SO and I always forget our anniversary. It makes it a great surprise when we finally remember, usually about a week later. (LoriO,, who doesn't know her blogger password.)

3/08/2005 06:17:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I love those pictures, especially the one of Mudoo. My grandmother is 91; she'll be 92 when I get married in September. We are also planning a very nontraditional wedding/party. So thrilled to see someone else doing something different... less of the It's-The-Bride's-Day-Because-After-That-Life-Sucks kind of a thing, more of a celebration of commitment and two families coming together.

Love your blog. Thanks for sharing!

3/08/2005 06:22:00 PM  
Blogger June said...

I had a very traditional wedding (married <6 mo now), but it still felt like a chance to hang out with all of my friends and family. We started the night by dancing to Ella Fitzgerald, but as the evening went on, more A-ha and Duran Duran kicked in. You and Jon look so happy in the photos. Congratulations, and happy anniversary!


3/08/2005 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Ah gee, I didn't have that much fun even if you put all three of my weddings together! Thanks for the cheerful photos! I'll file this idea away in case of future need, haha!Happy Anniversary!

3/08/2005 06:44:00 PM  
Blogger Christie said...

Happy Anniversary Mr and Mrs McYarnpants!

3/08/2005 07:12:00 PM  
Blogger trackingprojectbackpack said...

What a most excellent wedding!

3/08/2005 07:12:00 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

OH, YAY!!! I love wedding pictures. I'm so glad you posted looks like it was such a blast. Great photography, and you two look fantastic. The one of Mudoo and the little girl is priceless.

la la la *goes off feeling warm and fuzzy* la la

3/08/2005 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Teresa C said...

I am so glad I stopped by here today! My whole family loves your wedding pics (it is a rare time that we are all hanging out together-thanks to the snow), and it has started a discussion of what they might do for their weddings. I hope we have photos like the one of Mudoo in that great dress, bowling like a pro. Thanks for sharing and happy anniversary.

3/08/2005 07:41:00 PM  
Blogger Agnes said...

To be honest, getting married did good to your husband! He looks so much hotter now! hahaha ... What's your secret? What have you done to him?

3/08/2005 07:45:00 PM  
Blogger Bookish Wendy said...

Happy Anni to You!

What a fun day for you all...I loved the pictures, thank you so much for sharing!

3/08/2005 08:29:00 PM  
Blogger Rossana said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing the special memories with us!

3/08/2005 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your cats are scream-out-loud funny. I scared the toddler I was laughing so hard. He'll be okay. As for the wedding, I am so depressed with how much I still have to learn about this cool thing. I suspect it may never happen for me. I have, however, looked into getting a helper monkey. It's expensive, and they may not like co-habiting with cats. It's a lifestyle choice.
julia fc

3/08/2005 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Hilari said...

O La! I've said before how much I just loved your wedding dress, now let me add that I love your wedding too! How cool! But where were the kitties?

3/09/2005 12:57:00 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Happy Anniversary! Your wedding pictures are awesome.

My fiance and I are getting married in Belize next year, and I am determined to make it as informal and FUN as possible. Thanks for the inspiration!

3/09/2005 07:57:00 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Happy Anniversary! Your wedding pictures are awesome.

My fiance and I are getting married in Belize next year, and I am determined to make it as informal and FUN as possible. Thanks for the inspiration!

3/09/2005 07:57:00 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

My favorites are the bobble-head cake and grandma bowling! That is SO wonderful!

Thanks for sharing! I love your blog!


3/09/2005 11:44:00 AM  
Blogger Heide said...

Happy Stitchiversary! The wedding pix are great. Slightly disappointed that there are no pix of the kitties in muu-muu's, though. I mean obviously they couldn't bowl because they don't have thumbs and all, but are you such a species-ist that you didn't even invite them??? :)


3/09/2005 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Wow! I'm so happy that I am not the only one who is half of a forgetful couple. I've been married for...(oh dear I have to count now) 4 1/2 years now. We have been confused about our anniversary date EVERY year since we got married. One year we actually celebrated on the wrong date. Last year we had to dig out our marriage certificate to find out when our anniversary was. Maybe it's when you actually start counting the years that you know you're in trouble!

3/09/2005 02:25:00 PM  
Blogger Elena said...

I'm good at remembering, but one of the best things my partner and I did was have the date inscribed inside our wedding bands, just in case!
Your wedding looked so fabulous. I totally agree about it being a big party. Ours was a little more traditional, but we still hear from folks that it was one of the most relaxed and fun they've been to (you can ask Heide - she was there!)
A very happy anniversary to you both.

3/09/2005 03:55:00 PM  
Blogger Lynette said...

happy anniversary! your wedding looked so amazing wonderful. your photos are great! i've been married for 15yrs and i still forget. ;)

3/09/2005 10:41:00 PM  
Blogger Laura A said...

Wow! Great pictures, thanks for sharing. My wedding was 11 years ago, I think something like that would make a fabulous anniversary party.

3/09/2005 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Congratulations! Your wedding looks like it was a lot of fun. I wanted you to know that I got that "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" stuck in my head for about 4 days before I finally broke down and bought the CD - and I love it. Thanks!

3/12/2005 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Angela V-C said...

Congratulations!! My wife and I got married at the Milky Way, also, so I was so excited to see your pictures and read your story!

3/13/2005 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Great pictures, what a fun wedding! I have had that "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" stuck in my head too, and now I must have it. I keep meaning to get a copy and you've reminded me again.

3/25/2005 05:13:00 PM  
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