Call me lucky, but I am one of those guys who happens to have a lot in common with his wife. Planning our wedding day–together, I might remind you–we very rarely had differing opinions on what we wanted to do, and that included a the need to stop and get a few photos at the Royal Ontario Museum.
You will have to excuse me for being off the grid recently, but as some of you likely already know, I got married on October 22, and it was a delirious, madcap adventure for the weeks leading up to the big day, and the weeks since have been spent getting festive for the holidays and doing a bit of travel to Mexico and back.
A lot of time goes into planning a wedding, and a lot of personality on top of that, but what makes a wedding really outstanding is finding the right people to work with leading up to your big day, and I’m not just talking about your family and friends.
This week I’m feeling a little random, but I had to pass on a few wedding tidbits that amused me, and might interest a few of the other grooms-to-be out there. The funny thing is though, these tidbits come back to the same idea of personalizing your wedding, and while that may be a no-brainer, I don’t think everyone realizes all the quirky things you can do on your wedding day.
Wedding preparations have been going pretty well, and I’ve still got a lot to share about those plans, but one thing has been eluding me so far: my hat.
[AKA: How to get engaged in Paris]
In less than six months I’ll be walking down the aisle with my fiancé, and it’s a little hard to believe we’ve already been engaged for over seven months.
Almost two months have passed since my last Groom update, and yes, a lot has changed. We still have a lot to plan, but we’re slowly getting some of the biggest plans settled.
Last weekend Aisha and I visited one of my top picks for our wedding space: the Windsor Arms hotel. As I mentioned in my last post about the spot, it’s a classy space, and the Courtyard Cafe is big enough if we want to have a larger wedding, but it will also accommodate something smaller too.
This might be skipping ahead a little, since I’ve been thinking about telling you all the story of how I got engaged, but my mind has been consumed as of late by the search for a wedding venue.
Last September, while I was taking a much-needed vacation in Paris, France, something big happened in my life. My girlfriend Aisha and I had been looking forward to exploring one of the most romantic cities in the world, and I had made plans to propose to her.