Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Getting Married

Our family and friends start arriving from out of town tonight. We're picking up our marriage license tomorrow. Our first ceremonial moment begins Friday night, at our synagogue. And on Sunday, I'm getting married to the person who means more to me than anything in the world. He is my partner, in every sense of the word. He is the person who inspires me to live up to my own hopes for myself. He is the person who helps me be my most honest self, and with whom I can share and experience the world more completely.  And on Sunday, he becomes my husband.

Even with all this happening around us, I wouldn't feel right about getting married without stopping by here for a huge thank you to all my readers. You and this blog have become an integral part of my wedding experience. You have written emails and left comments when I've been emotionally stuck. You've cursed with me as I navigated emotionally fraught wedding decisions and ran screaming from the pressures of mainstream and indie wedding expectations alike. You've cheered with me when I had wedding breakthroughs and triumphs. Some of you emailed with local resources that helped save our sanity and budget. Some of you became official members of my wedding team, making my hairflowers, becoming my photographer, and helping me plan and manage the day. Some of you sent actual real gifts and wedding items for us to use (you ladies made me cry). Some of you have jumped in to physically help with our wedding crafts and projects, like the chuppah or wedding dress shopping. All of you are amazing. All of you have enriched this wedding experience in ways I could never have imagined when I started writing this blog a year and a half ago.

All of you are part of my wedding. You have helped me build the physical and emotional day, and I can never thank you enough. Even if we can't physically host you at our wedding, please know that I will be carrying you all with me in my heart, all day long. You are my wedding community and, beyond even this one day, you have all made a difference in my big-picture life and in helping me navigate this transition point. Thank you. I'm looking forward to sharing our wedding and the next phase of my life when I return from our honeymoon.

In the meantime, I'm going to leave you with a photo from my bachelorette party this last weekend. It may not be a "beautiful" photo, but I love it because it captures the sheer joy I felt when surrounded by my girlfriends and experiencing the strength of our friendship. It captures the barest smidgeon of the excitement I feel as I head into this weekend. And heck, it's a big ol' giant smile, because that's what I'm feeling right now for all of you, for this wedding, and for the post-wedding adventures to come.

33 comments:

  1. YEAHHHHH!

    I'll be thinking of you!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and sanity checks with us along your journey. I have loved following along and wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming weekend!! Congrats!!

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  3. I am so excited for you. Please have the beautiful happy thoughts and moments I want you to have. (You heard me, missy!)

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  4. Aww! WOW! It's actually HERE. It's wedding-time! I am so happy for you. I love that big smile on your face. That's what it's all about! Enjoy! & CONGRATS! You made it! xoxo.

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  5. Yay! I'm so happy you popped in one last time. I'm still in the pre-engaged category and I have to say you have definitely opened my eyes with your wise words. Thank you!

    I hope it all comes together and that you and J are in the moment and enjoy the time with your family and friends. All the best!!

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  6. Wishing you all the best, good weather, good food, good companionship, good laughter. And congratulations, in advance.

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  7. MARRIED!! Congratulations in advance. Have an amazing time. Be present. Let your heart fill with love.

    xoxoxo

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  8. that is a TOTALLY beautiful photo. can't wait...congratulations...best of luck...all that stuff!

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  9. Aww, love the photo, love your words. It's been a joy to hear your thoughts on the process--the fun and the frustration and the emotional big-ness of it all.

    So excited for you and Jason!!!

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  10. Thank you so much for this post! We'll all be thinking of you this weekend. Have a blast.

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  11. I teared up with joy that your wedding is so soon! Good luck and have fun!

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  12. What are you talking about? that photo IS a beautiful photo of you!!
    We hope you have many more just like these on your wedding day!

    Mazel tov!!

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  13. Yay!! I can't believe it's finally here! I've been one of those readers checking in and looking on from a distance, but always felt very connected... My big day is the weekend after next! Have a great time!

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  14. Congrats, dear! Enjoy it fully and I can't wait to hear more when you get back (and lots more about how amazing your food was, so I can anticipate ours!).

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  15. It's been so great to share your journey, just like you shared in mine. Can't wait to hear how amazingly wonderful your wedding is. Savor every little moment!

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  16. I'M ALREADY CRYING!!!!!!!

    Love you, B. Can't wait to celebrate the big day.

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  17. Wow, it's here already! So exciting... all our love to you! Enjoy every second!

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  18. Have a happy ever after day! You and the hubby to be deserve it.

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  19. Oh Becca I am so excited for you. I have learned so much from you during this planning process and I'm glad to have been part of your community. I will be thinking of you all day on Sunday. It will be absolutely wonderful. Yay!

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  20. Can't wait to hear about it! Have a great time soaking in all the love! Congratulations!

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  21. Hooray! I'm sure it'll be incredible!

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  22. enjoy all those marvelous moments...be present and you will look back with a giant smile in your face...like the one in your bachelorette party.
    be happy, for you, for your near-husband and for all of us that read you and live with you all this way to your wedding day.
    Angela. From Spain.

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  23. Dammit Becca, you made me cry.

    I wish you all the very best this weekend. I am so glad that I found you on the interwebs and I am so proud to call you friend.

    Your intelligence and tenacity paired with your open and sometimes raw emotions make you one helluva woman. You are an inspiration to me, and clearly to many others as well.

    Congrats to you and Jason. I simply can't wait for the details. Happy happy to you both.
    ♥ - Louise & The Candyman

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  24. FINALLY! Go do this thing!!!! We'll hold you in our hearts on Friday (which whoa was important for us) and Sunday.

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  25. Yay Yay Yay Yay!!! I am a frequent reader but not-so-frequent commenter, and I wish you nothing but the best during the events of this blessed weekend and on your honeymoon. Can't wait to hear all about it upon your return. Cheers!

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  26. I am thinking of you today! Congratulations!!

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  27. Congrats, Becca! Wishing you lots of love and happiness!

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  28. I am so excited for you! I wish you a wonderful, amazing, fun, and meaningful wedding weekend. Enjoy!

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  29. I was traveling so late to the party, but sent thoughts and prayers your way! YAAAAY!! You've been such a voice of sanity and wisdom and plain ol' rad for me.

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  30. It IS a beautiful photo, silly Becca.

    Congratulations, sweetie!

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  31. Yay Becca!!! I am so excited for you both!! It has been an amazing journey already and yet you are only beginning it!! Thinking thoughts of you both & sending even MORE love your way. xoxo

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