Monday, October 29, 2012

Wedding Part 2: Sign a ketubah and break a glass (or two)

After waiting inside for the rain to clear, we walked out to the yard where we had built a chuppah. My dad had built it out of tree branches a few weeks before we arrived, but the day before the wedding, Inspector Climate, my sister in law, and my bestie decorated it with tree branches. Basically this is a collection of photos (from Ms Kyle Hepp of course!) that show case the chuppah.

Despite what the pictures may imply, there were more people at our wedding. In fact, the first shot is one of everyone sitting on hay bales just as the ceremony was about to start. However, because my blog is a secret from my family, and I cannot ask them if it's ok to put their photos on my blog, I've tried to select photos that they're not in or at least not recognisable.

My dad is a Justice of Peace and he officiated our wedding, not that it mattered because we were already married.  Because my dad was waiting for me at the end of the aisle, my mom walked me down.


One of the things my mom insisted on was us writing and saying our own vows.  Now while I can be a total sap here on my blog and in writing, speaking that 'sap' is NEVER what I think of as a good time. To tell you that I had trouble writing my vows would be the biggest understatement ever. Inspector Climate and I shared our vows with each other before the ceremony for two reasons. 1. I knew Inspector Climate's vows were going to be really sweet and then I'd cry, and if I hate speaking 'sap' I hate being a sap more - crying in public is NOT something that makes me happy. 2. There was a ceremony that I found online that I loved and we unabashedly stole some of the key phrases. One of the phrases we both ended our vows with "I vow to continually ask how can I be more loving to you? How can I be more kind?"

Anyway, my point is this, a few days before the wedding we drove to Boston and on that drive we spent about an hour and a half trying to write my vows in which I cried not once, not twice, but thrice. I don't know why writing my vows was so hard. Maybe because expressing my love for Inspector Climate cannot be done in a few short words. It would need paragraphs, a thesis would need to be written.

We got there in the end. Our vows expressed us each quite perfectly.

Inspector Climate's did make me cry: he vowed to clean the food out of the sink, which is basically saying that he'll save me from all this evil in the world (it's just gross). He told me that when he met me, I made him fully him (and as he said it, his mom said 'Oh c'mon IC' as tears came to her eyes).

I vowed to swap sides of the bed every night, hey! That's important to some people Inspector Climate. I promised to cook his favourite meals and discover new ones too. And I vowed to experience new things and travel to new places with him (which is harder than it seems because he's a workaholic). But most of all, I vowed to be as generous and kind to him as he has always been to me.



My best friend read out our Ketubah (which we didn't know how to pronounce until the day of the wedding).


We kissed.  On Kyle's blog when she posted this picture she wrote a story of how before the ceremony she told me that I needed to hold the kiss so she could a get the shot. After we kissed, I looked at her and asked if it had been a long enough kiss, and she laughed. But the truth is, I just wanted an excuse to kiss him again.


One of my favourite shots of the day - seriously. I think I like it so much because while in these pictures my hair looks fairly contained, normally it's wild and crazy and sticking out in all directions just like the chuppah.


We laughed.


We walked down an aisle of gourds.


Inspector Climate tried to warm me up as I shivered in my short sleeves.


And we broke lightbulbs while our family shouted Mazel Tov!


Our ceremony was filled with things that meant something to us, the heart shaped rock next to Inspector Climate's foot in the above picture my parents found early on when they moved to the farm. The pumpkins and gourds were from my mom's garden.  We helped me dad write a ceremony that oozed DecoyClimateness. We had our hand made ketubah that involved all parts of our lives: my best friend read it, Sister Climate helped me crochet flowers and vines, and a blog friend Belinda helped me with the Hebrew.

I know some of you don't like all these wedding posts, and I'm sorry really (I'm not that sorry)! But there is still one more coming and it involves cake.

PS who's doing NaBloPoMo?

31 comments:

  1. I love this! you both broke the glass, that is really cool. the chuppah is gorgeous! I love how you incorporated yourselves and judaism into your ceremony.

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  2. I love the wedding posts! From the photos it looks like all the details were perfect.
    Eeeee I'm so happy for you guys! :D

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  3. You're such a beautiful couple. You're such a lovely bride. I like the chuppah trimmed with autumn leaves and all the other details. Writing the vows was the hardest for me too. What a gorgeous wedding :)

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  4. Absolutely beautiful. I'm loving these posts!

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  5. LOVE IT!! Also, only crazy people wouldn't like your wedding posts. Because you guys are seriously adorable.

    Also? YES to NaBloPoMo. Although you already knew that. And it may yet turn out to be an epic failure...

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  6. Oh gosh, these photos are gorgeous! The wedding is so beautiful and you look amazing!

    I hope the ketubah text was ok. :)

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  7. I love wedding posts and this is so lovely :) the pictures are beautiful xx

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  8. Those photos are so beautiful. It looked like such a special day for you and your family and IC. I had total hair envy, too.

    I'm not doing NaBloPoMo, but I intend on doing NaNoWriMo! Can't wait to get started on Thursday!

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  9. Those touches of orange in your ensemble are just gorgeous and your shoes are completely adorable. The chuppah looks amazing, too - the Autumn leaves are beautiful and make a perfect backdrop for your wedding.

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  10. So, so beautiful! I absolutely love your wedding dress, and the aisle of gourds is so creative! I'm so glad you shared these photos with us :)

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  11. I do so love a good love story! And you know, it's just not a party without the cake, so bring it . . .

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  12. I love the pumpkins and gourds, such a great touch! Congrats again! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. Gorgeous! I'm so glad that you guys wrote your own vows. You look absolutely stunning :)

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  14. That kissing photo could not have turned out more perfectly! What a gorgeous wedding. :-)

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  15. :-)!!! You can post as many wedding photos as you wish!

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  16. You know what? This was pretty much perfect to me. Very sweet but not saccharine. Just perfect

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  17. I actually am tearing up. I'm so happy for you! These pictures are just gorgeous.

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  18. i like the one where you're cold. frame that.

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  19. I LOVE this! I love your dress (I know I already said that, but I can't get over it), and I love the colors in these photos. It really does just look perfect.

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  20. Who doesn't like these wedding posts?! I demand to know! j/k =)

    I LOVE this! Seriously cannot get enough of how completely adorable you and IC are together.

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  21. Your ceremony was so beautiful, I loved the vows. Everything was absolutely perfect for the two of you.

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  22. beautiful pictures, and the whole wedding sounds so sweet! :) x

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  23. The whole ceremony just sounded beautiful and how special that your dad could officiate. I had to look by ketubah though :) I love all the details that went into your special day. You look stunning in the photos, you really do. And those shoes, oh those shoes! xoxox

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  24. A: Gourds...love them.
    B: Hair...fabulous!!!
    C: Umbrellas in the B&W Pic are adorable!

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  25. Amazing shoes :) Such a girl thing to say eh? Lovely pics too... you're a lucky girl - getting to do this twice, in the same year, to the same man! ;)

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  26. You are so beautiful. Looks like the perfect day. That one of you & the chuppah is my fave too.

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  27. Fantastic, darling! I love everything about your American wedding; the gourds, rain, haystacks, your hair, dress and orange shoes!
    Everything.

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  28. Fantastic, darling! I love everything about your American wedding; the gourds, rain, haystacks, your hair, dress and orange shoes!
    Everything.

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  29. Oh, I forgot the chuppah and ketubah too!

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  30. I cannot even express how much I loved all of this. I think your vows sound lovely. You looked so happy and pretty! I love your dress and your hair was fantastic.

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  31. Oh how I love this :) Yea, I am back-stalking your wedding posts!

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