So for those of you who managed to be out of the loop despite my constantly talking about it, Crysta and I got married on Saturday. The ceremony was held at Glacier Hills County Park in Washington County, Wisconsin. For those of you who pay far more attention to this sort of thing than you should, that's also where my friend Kyle got married a year ago.
Crysta and I wrote the ceremony together, and it was ministered by my friend Terence (aka "Meep"). We had an outdoor reception in the park, and much fun was had by all. I won't go too much into it, as I hope to get some photos and video together to toss up later this week. I'll also put up a photo album later on the official wedding website.
We drove back to Indiana on Sunday night, and sadly I'm back at work this morning. As I burned all of my time off in the move from Wisconsin to Indiana, there really wasn't any time to have a honeymoon afterwards. That is, in my mind, not really a good thing. I honestly would love a chance to breathe.
Now that the wedding is over though, I do feel like a lot of pressure has been taken off. Between planning it and the move to Indiana, there's been a lot of stress on Crysta and I, and it's nice to know that all we have to do now is settle in... well, and write a bunch of thank you cards. But there is no pressure, no deadline... merely life now.
Personally, I'm a big fan of that.
I'm a big fan of the reduction of stress. I'm a big fan of not having to constantly bop back and forth across multiple states. I'm a big fan of no longer worrying about whether or not we have enough food ordered (the answer to that is: Oh god yes - I think my parents will be eating wedding leftovers for the next couple of weeks).
So I'll try to get more stuff up from the wedding over the next few days, which will likely involve me compiling photos taken by people that they've posted to facebook, photos sent to us by friends and family, plus the official photos we had taken by the awesome Tall Katie. Maybe there will even be video too -- I guess we'll see.
I am only slightly disappointed that Meep did not perform the ceremony in Esperanto. Other than that, it was a beautiful ceremony, a fun reception, and an all-around gorgeous day. Weddings don't get any better than that.
Congratulations, Trae and Crysta. I wish you two all the happiness, health, and love the world can offer.
I feel your pain on that no honeymoon thing. Erik and I planned on being in Milwaukee starting August 11 just to make sure there were no problems with getting the marriage license. Even working remotely whenever I can, I'm going to use all of my accrued vacation time. We can do a sad "no honeymoon (for now)" dance together.