I had to put my professional life on hold for a few weeks and it won’t be 100% again until the New Year. A long time ago I realized I can only juggle one or two great projects at a time. So, for the past several weeks I’ve been solely dedicated to pulling off one of my proudest projects – my wedding.
I’m sure this doesn’t sound like a huge feat to many of you or you don’t understand why it’s so stressful… you’re probably a man. All I can say is both of my parents have been married three times each. This had an enormous impact on my views of marriage and I had to do things my way because I only intend on having one partner for the rest of my life. As an environmental activist it was also important that I make the event as low-impact as possible while not terrifying the attendees. Trying to plan a green wedding in Jacksonville, FL was like trying to put a round peg in a square hole… it ain’t going to fit no matter how hard you try. In the end, I had to compromise and for anyone that knows me, I’m as stubborn as they come, so this caused a bit of stress.
Fortunately, we had an absolutely amazing weekend from which I’m still riding high. We laughed, cried, danced and enjoyed every moment with our incredible families and friends. It was personal, warm, cider-filled, delicious, fun and unforgettable. Thank you to everyone that attended and everyone else that sent their congratulations and warm wishes!
The wedding stats:
- 1 and a half years of preparation
- 104 guests
- $13,000+ cost
- $200 veil covered in Swarovski crystals
- 6 Xanax taken
- 84 Xanax left
- 7 cups of tea
- Dozens of terrific friends and family
- 1 lifelong commitment
Upon return to the real world:
- 147 comments in moderation
- 5 approved comments
- 31 stumble requests
- Countless Digg shouts
- 1 busted blog
- 1 upcoming SEO conference
- 1 upcoming honeymoon
Some of the photos (check the rest out on Facebook and I’ill post a link to Flickr soon):
By the way, if anyone was motivated by Graywolf’s post about StumbleUpon kicking Google, Yahoo and MSN’s bums in Social Search, now is the perfect time to buy me a copy of “Planet Earth” on DVD.