Dizzy Swallows

To My Man

July 20th, 2016

Three years ago today I was cinched into a skin tight chiffon bodice, nervously swirling my long train, and desperately trying to maintain a modicum of composure. I was breathing. Kind of. I was attempting to keep the wandering attention of two confections of copious white tulle under the age of four. I was waiting for my song. Because damn it, I wasn’t walking out until my bloody song was played. I shot another look at my father who was making tiny but furious gestures to an unseen agent on said mission. Finally those first heady strains of Etta’s “At Last” floated out of the hall and my heart took wings. It wasn’t just that I had been planning this moment for the past year and wanted it to be perfect (sure, that too…I’m nothing if not a perfectionist), but that this song spoke to me volumes more than the … Continue reading

Our Wedding Part 3: Reception, Dinner and Dancing

October 7th, 2013

Well my dear ones, here is the final installment of our wedding photos. I do hope you have enjoyed a glimpse at our wonderful day. Have a listen to our Cocktail Hour playlist as you soak up these last looks, complete with amazing, heartfelt, hysterical toasts and much boogying down.

Don’t forget to click on an image to enlarge it!

Wedding: Cocktail Hour by danielle hendrix on Grooveshark

Our first dance was a waltz to this gorgeous Lykke Li track:

Love Out of Lust by Lykke Li on Grooveshark

I chiseled and honed our dance playlist (set in two parts: family friendly and late night) into a lean, mean machine that had everyone dancing their feet off right until the last notes. If I do say so myself.

Incidentally, one of my best friends and her boyfriend caught the bouquet and garter respectively. He proposed that night. Congrats again Rachel … Continue reading

Our Wedding Part 2: First Look, Ceremony and Formals

September 30th, 2013

Hello darlings! Here is Part 2 of our wedding. This includes a few moments of anticipation and anxiety pre-ceremony, our First Look, the ceremony (complete with weird, trying-not-to-cry faces), and a selection of formals largely for the benefit of my family. As you peruse the images, you’ll see music interspersed for your listening pleasure, placed at the time it was played during our wedding.

Don’t forget to click on an image to enlarge it and enjoy!

All photos by Andria Lindquist.

Wedding: Prelude by danielle hendrix on Grooveshark

For those of you wondering about the Fist Look debate, for us it was such a special moment to see each other before the ceremony. It was intimate, calming, and so exciting. It was lovely to quietly revel in mutual anticipation, to admire the details of our respective finery. In no way did it detract from the first time our … Continue reading

Our Wedding Part 1: Rehearsal Dinner and Pre-Ceremony

September 25th, 2013 2 Comments

The more momentous an occasion, the more difficult it is for me to talk about. Perhaps this is because I lack the words adequate to describe the breath of emotion, the gamut of tiny moments which make up the constellation of an such an event. Perhaps it is because once written out, memories crystalize until only the documented words represent, in our minds, just what transpired. Our wedding is the archetype of such. So please forgive me if I offer only this:

Our wedding truly came together out of so many labors of love, both tiny and large, and we could feel all that love and support throughout the weekend. Everything was so personal and unique. Our dear friends and family pitched in the day before, stringing up bistro lights, hanging the ceremony wreath, arranging flowers, laying out the amazing moss. My sister and her boyfriend created the most … Continue reading

Minimoon Part 1

August 9th, 2013

Yesterday I spent the entire morning and afternoon cleaning windows. The brilliant sunshine now streams in, unhampered by particulate and streaks. The last few months have been an amazing journey, but I would be lying if I said they were without stress. Now, I finally feel enough clarity to breath and appreciate the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us. Nearly three weeks ago, I married my best friend. Life could not be better. After almost eight years of dating, including over a year-long engagement, we both were taken by surprise at the new depths marriage brings. I can’t wait to share with you all the details, sights, sounds, and emotions from our wedding day. Soon.

Today I wanted to share the first set of photos from our minimoon.

After the wedding, we took off for just over a week, postponing our “real” honeymoon in New Zealand until February … Continue reading