Originally posted: 2012/03/08
You make me feel, as good as you look!
Sorry, no poems for you today, my love. Just a simple statement about how beautiful you are, and how much you mean to me.
Originally posted: 2012/02/10
When all I had was sorrow, you brought me joy.
When I was was dead, you brought me to life.
When there was only cold blood pumping through my veins, you rekindled the flame that now allows warmth to flow through them.
When my world was nothing but darkness, you illuminated my life with your love.
When I was all alone, you took my hand in yours and said, “Mi Reina, I am here for you forever and for always.”
My beautiful Jared, I am so thankful to have you in my life. Thank you for being the sunshine, spark and ultimate love of my life!
I love you so much, my sweets!!!
Originally posted: 2011/12/05
We were amazed at how many people were trying to figure us out during the day. Only one guy got it right at the courthouse, when he said “Cool! Steampunk!” as we were walking by. Another person said “Time Travelers!”
But other assumptions were severely distorted. Everything from ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ (from a subway drunk), to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (in the Empire State Building Elevator), to ‘Napoleon’ (old guy selling things on the street corner). Whether they understood us or not, they all cheered us on, and asked to take pictures. Everywhere we went through the city, there were so many compliments and applauds.
Jenny did some custom modifications to her dress/corset. It originally had buttons on the front, but the buttons were plastic, and a few of them broke. Jenny decided to sew in some gears to replace them; it actually looked better than the original. She also sewed the train (I suppose you call it that) in place to give it a more elegant and flattering look.
Originally posted: 2011/12/04
To help you understand the work that went into Jenny’s hair, here’s the aftermath.
Bobby pins: 84
Pearl pins: 20
Yes, those numbers are accurate. In fact, the bobby pins set off the metal detector at the absurdly-over-secure Empire State Building!
You already saw how her hair looked during the day, but here’s the sad side-effect of dismantling a work of art!
Fran Drescher ain’t got nothin’ on this ‘do!
We got back to our hotel around 3:30AM, and thanks to the broken elevator, we had to take the stairs up to the 9th floor (carrying all our gear, along with two pizza boxes and a couple pieces of cake).
We ate and crashed, only to get up 4 hours later. Jenny was too tired to clean up the rat’s nest hair, so this morning she gave up and put on a beret to cover most of it up, and we headed out for the day.
The rest of yesterday’s wedding pictures will be posted shortly. We’re still not even sure what day it is anymore, and will let you know as soon as we do!
Originally posted: 2011/12/03
Today is the real deal with Jenny’s hair at K’s Salon, and it turned out excellent. Not only that, but the customer service and atmosphere was most impressive (Jenny can’t say enough about how great it was).
She knew exactly what she wanted, and was a little worried about a hair stylist understanding and executing it. Jenny fell in love with her octo-clip (called ‘stolen pearls’) and chose to accent her hair with pearl-pins to give the octopus even more pearls to steal. Kaye was so amazing, and produced a true work of art!
(If you haven’t already seen the hair pictures, see this post.)
We just had to get a shot with Kaye (left), and one of the staff before leaving.
So now that we have revealed our theme, there will be no holding back!
Steampunk Themed Wedding (or elopement, you could call it).
No white dress, no black tuxedo, no flowers, no ‘let’s do what everyone wants us to do’.
We had been planning this for months, and wanted to do something that we both enjoyed.
Click here for the rest…
Originally posted 2011-12-01
With our paperwork taken care of, the rest of our day was free for pre-wedding pictures.
Since we were going to be spending lots of time right in downtown Manhattan for the rest of our trip, it was nice to be able to take ‘the path less traveled’ for the rest of the day, and see some of the less-familiar NYC locations.
Originally posted: 2011-12-01
We landed safely, and are all settled in. Our first day was great (although we were running on almost no sleep).
Our hotel is conveniently located on 94th & Broadway, so we have easy access to both the express and local subways, and can quickly get anywhere we need to be. Outside our window, we have all the authentic views and sounds of the busy city.
Tons of things to do and see, but we need to take care of business first. After the ‘big day’, we’ll have more time for sightseeing. Even so, we were still able to squeeze in some fun on our first day. Here’s Jenny at Columbus Circle, posing by the steel globe in front of the Trump International Hotel and Tower, while we were waiting for our ride.
But before we even got this far, Jenny got a trial run of her hairdo. Click on any of the pictures to see them larger.
Jenny got her trial run hairdo at the fabulous K’s Salon, and it looked awesome! We spent the rest of the day having fun and getting our pre-wedding pics while Jenny got to “test drive” her new hairdo.
I think she likes it!
Way too much to do now, so we’ll upload the rest of today’s pictures in the next post.
We’re in SEATAC, and about to board our flight. The forecast shows clear sunny skies Thursday through Sunday! What more could we ask for?
Jenny could ask for another way to get there.
A slight case of aviophobia at first, but she eventually got on the plane, even with a smile!
Red-eye flights are the best! Except when a passenger brings their small, annoying, yapping dog on board. An unexpected disturbance to our mid-flight nap at 30,000 feet.
Almost there. It will be daylight when we land, and we’ll hit the ground running!
Wanna hear a scary story? We’re leaving tomorrow and haven’t even started packing yet!
There’s so much to do, and time is running out. As many of you already know, the announcements won’t arrive until after we leave. So we’ll be posting everything here, and will mail out the announcements once we return.
The picture above was taken just south of Mount St. Helens in the Ape Cave, the longest continuous lava tube in the continental United States. Very dark, and a little cold. We hiked the whole thing, and stopped along the way for a few fun pics (more pictures later).