I am officially spending the rest of my life with my favorite person in the whole world, and I could not be happier. Marcus Tranberg finally made an honest woman out of me on May 24th. Truth be told, he would have done it sooner if I hadn’t wanted to include all of our friends and family. Logistics… erg….
Since this blog is mostly about business and writing, it seems fitting to share that I wrote a good chunk of our ceremony myself. (Go figure.) My cousin, whose qualifications include being a lead singer in a soul-rock band and a dedicated Burning Man enthusiast, did an excellent job of officiating the ceremony and adding his own flavor. Marcus and I really loved how it all came together.
We also included a couple of poems and other well-written goodies into the ceremony, such as How Falling In Love Is Like Owning A Dog by Taylor Mali, and an excerpt from The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman:
“I will love you forever; whatever happens. Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, till I find you again… I’ll be looking for you, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one will ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you… We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams… And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me.”
While you wipe that tear from your eye, I’m sure you can understand how love has a way of capturing a person’s attention when that person is supposed to be writing blog posts for her website. And wedding planning can be even more demanding than love! I won’t be falling out of love, but the intense emotional fling I had with wedding planning is a thing of the past. (Thank God, because we were heading down an unhealthy path.) It was a lot of work, but in the end, we had a damn good party and I married the man of my dreams.
That said, since Google Analytics has brought it to my attention that people actually do read this thing, I will once again be posting more often. And not just about mushy topics like love…