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
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Our Wedding Part 2: First Look, Ceremony and Formals

September 30th, 2013
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Our Wedding Part 1: Rehearsal Dinner and Pre-Ceremony

September 25th, 2013 2 Comments
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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