May 02, 2009

  • Last updated on November 19, 2009 at 5:38 pm
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While I was sleeping in one morning on our honeymoon, DH decided to create his own PW account (GatorGroom, naturally) and post a thread. These were his words:


As I sip on a fruity cocktail (not typically my schtick but hey, I'm on my honeymoon) and GatorBride rests peacefully on our last full day of honeymoon bliss, I thought I'd take a chance to give you guys (gals!!!) a peek into a male's perspective on what my wife (hehe) has put together over the last year.

As most of you can tell by the few pictues and admittedly biased accounts so far, the wedding was an ASTOUNDING success.  The number of "best wedding I've ever attended" comments can not be counted on two hands.  It really was a "perfect wedding".

GatorBride really put on a show for all of our guests.  For the past year, she has truly put her heart and soul into making our wedding the best it could possibly be, and for it to exceed even her expectations really goes to show how amazing it was. Yes, I was involved in the planning, and when it came to execution, I'm proud to say that I, along with my best man and our loyal followers really busted tail to bring GatorBride's vision to life.

The most amazing thing that you should all understand about my wife and this wedding is, that above and beyond what has been revealed in stories and comments and truly astounding pictures, is that GatorBride will be an even more amazing and beautiful and complete wife that anyone could ever ask for.

She truly is an amazing woman, and I am lucky to have her. 

Thank you all for giving her so much of what has needed to make this wedding so very special.  I truly believe that on her own, it would have been much more difficult and stressful to do what she's done.  She would have done it on her own; she's that kind of person for sure.  But the value of your input and support can not be understated, and for that I have a real appreciation and respect for you all.

Thankfully and Sincerely yours,



I decided to save this in my bio because I will cherish the sentiment always, and I feel like it's a great reminder to me of what a great man I married. Love me some GatorGroom!

  • Last updated on May 29, 2009 at 12:22 pm
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A few cute ones from Beach Bum Photography's "Out-takes" blog of our wedding:

Pro Out takes photo 1Pro Out takes photo 2Pro Out takes photo 3Pro Out takes photo 4

  • Last updated on May 27, 2009 at 5:03 am
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We wanted to have a bouquet and garter toss at our reception... But how can you have these in the traditional sense when no more than 6 of your guests are single?? Well, we decided to make it a benefit. All the ladies would line up to catch the bouquet, and the person who did would have money donated to a charity of her choice, in her name. Same for the garter toss. Everybody seemed to enjoy the idea, and it added a lot of enthusiasm to the tosses. :)

The two organizations that benefitted from our idea are:

The March of Dimes, whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birthweight.

Al's Place, a local organization which provides care for people age 18+ with Alzheimer's disease or severe memory impairment. The adult program is available five days per week, Eight hours per day. Therapeutic activities include physical exercise; active and quiet games; reminiscence; validation therapy; doll therapy; and other failure-free activities. Lunch and two snacks per day are provided.

These are the only photos I have of either toss - I can't wait to see what the photographer caught!

No Singles photo 1No Singles photo 2

  • Last updated on May 26, 2009 at 6:02 am
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Until we get into a larger place, I'll be living vicariously through others' nest-feathering activities. There is so much inspiration to be found in these pages; I hope you enjoy some of them as much as I do...

More to come, I'm sure... :)

  • Last updated on May 26, 2009 at 5:10 am
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My life is slightly less full now that we're no longer planning the shin-dig to end all shin-digs... Thus, I've taken to nesting (at least in my head)! I'll try my best to chronicle these adventures as I go... We'll see if I can stick with it...

  • Last updated on May 21, 2009 at 2:25 pm
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Our DJ, Greg Tish of GT Entertainment in Tallahassee, FL, routinely records some footage of the weddings he works. He edited some of our film and put it together for us - we love it! He couldn't film much of the reception since it got too dark, but it's a nice little something to help us hold on to the memories...