Tuesday, August 2, 2011

He Blinded Me With Science


This time last year I was a very happy girl. I had a sixties style updo, an amazing dress, bright blue shoes, and I was about to marry my favourite guy. At the altar of Elvis. In Las Vegas. After driving down The Strip in a 1969 Cadillac convertible.

For new readers, the full story can be found here. Or, if you aren't into clicking, here's the short version: The Man of Science planned our entire wedding, IN SECRET, making sure it included everything I liked and wanted, and then proposed to me and whisked me away to Las Vegas with one day's notice. And then we got married.

Our favourite wedding photo

It was just the kind of crazy, romantic, retro, hilarious, fun fun fun experience that I wanted. No pouffy white dresses, no bridesmaids (except in doll form), no figuring out a seating plan, no embarrassing speeches (or my Dad showing the video of me at age eight riding a sheep in New Zealand on a family holiday) and no stress. I loved everything about it.

ready to go!

I have also loved, incidentally, this first year of being married to the MoS. He is dependable and hilarious and smart, not to mention an excellent person to share a home and some pets with. This is going to sound ridiculous, but my go-to assessment for whether or not a marriage is successful is something I got from the first Sex and the City movie. All the characters are whinging about how unhappy they are in their relationships and Samantha asks Charlotte, "How often do you feel happy in your relationship?" After a pause Charlotte says, "Every day. Not all day every day, but every day." Amen to that. It's not always a walk in the park, but I am happy every day. Happy anniversary, Husband of Science.

J.

11 comments:

jenthevegan said...

I'm often a lurker but I love your blog and this seemed like a good time for me to de-lurk, since I got married in Vegas in May this year. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary!! And I agree about the SATC quote - bit cheesy, but so very true.
Jen :o)

jenthevegan said...

Oh, also meant to say that I'm VERY impressed that he organised everything. Lovely story!

Allysia said...

That sounds like an awesome wedding! I'd love to have some sort of themed wedding where everyone wears togas...or futuristic space outfits...or something. Congrats on the anniversary and I love that quote!

Lois said...

I'm another lurker and I think I started reading right around your wedding. Congrats on the first year completed! That is a good quote, from a 27 year married person. Lois from Hamilton

the [sugar] apothecary said...

Hands down, one of the sweetest, most thoughtful weddings ever. I can't believe he pulled it off without you finding out! I love love love that you so enjoyed your wedding, and hopefully your anniversary, and the year in between! Congratulations, girlie :)

One of Ottawa's Real Foodies said...

Happy Anniversary!

Sarah S. said...

Happy Anniversary! I can't believe that was already a year ago.

I'm so glad you posted that second shot so we get a better view of that dress. Beautiful! Your husband sure knows how to pick them, and not just the dress! Congrats again.

T said...

This is so sweet. I remember that post, can't believe its been a whole year! Congrats and wishing you many more!

Hilary said...

Happy Anniversary! As someone who seems to be morphing into Bridezilla more and more by the day, with all the accompanied stress, I occasionally wish I had the guts to say SCREW IT! and do the same thing.

I like that SATC quote too. Good old Harry!

Lynn said...

Still the most romantic wedding story EVER. Plus your dress is awesome. Happy anniversary!

Candace said...

Such a great wedding story! I feel the same way about eloping. How amazing that he planned it all! What a fun surprise.
Love your blog :) Going to try out that fettuccine recipe soon, it looks super good.