Lizz Bryce

1825 Days Later

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Today is the fifth anniversary of our first date, which was also the day we met. You’re apparently not supposed to count that after you’re married but I can’t do that. I can’t erase the significance of 5 years. So I guess I say “together for 5 years, married for 48 days”. That makes things easier, right?

I like this marriage thing. I liked making the choice to continue, rather than just continuing on. I like saying husband a lot.

We snuck into St Lawrence Market

We snuck into St Lawrence Market

LizzWedsRyan-1Our wedding was everything I (and I think, we) wanted it to be. It was kind of weird, had good music, good food (I didn’t get any, but I assume it was delicious), free-flowing drinks, and really amazing doughnuts. All the important people were there. If anything went wrong, I didn’t notice.

I got through my vows without puking, we mostly got through photos without rain. I danced like no one was watching. All the stress I was feeling leading up to it just melted away. 19 of my favourite children were the life of the party. All my worlds collided, people who really don’t belong in the same room were there anyway and it just made sense.

We held on to a few traditional elements. It was really important to my dad to walk me down the aisle, and I made Ryan stand at the front waiting for my grand entrance. I had bridesmaids (in an amazing rainbow of dresses) and flower girls.

But there was tons of non-traditional stuff too. Our “wedding march” was this lovely cover of an INXS song.

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I got Ryan a ring with a giant dinosaur on it

We started the dance party portion of the evening with Monster Mash. People didn’t really seem to get what to do with it, but that kind of made it better.LizzWedsRyan-436

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We invited T-Rex to party. X2

 

My bridesmaid/cousin/pal Hejira made every single flower decoration in the room. They were amazing.

My bridesmaid/cousin/pal Hejira made every single flower decoration in the room. They were amazing.

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My cousin/pal/most talented person ever, Heather, made the single greatest guestbook poster in the history of the universe. We're on a dinosaur's back, guys!

My cousin/pal/most talented person ever, Heather, made the single greatest guest book poster in the history of the universe. We’re on a dinosaur’s back, guys!

Bouquets by my lovely Shawnte, at http://shawntedesigns.com/

Bouquets by my lovely Shawnte, at http://shawntedesigns.com/

When Mother-in-Law searching, find one who brings nanaimo bars

When Mother-in-Law searching, find one who brings Nanaimo bars. I got some pretty great in-laws in general.

Fruit Platters saved the day (and by that I mean saved me from passing out when I realized I forgot to eat). Thanks, Ben and Anna!

Fruit Platters saved the day (and by that I mean saved me from passing out when I realized I forgot to eat). Thanks, Ben and Anna!

I made these cool Kudusama paper flowers. I gave up after 6.

I made these cool Kudusama paper flowers. I gave up after 6.

Guests travelled from Whitehorse, Sao Paolo, Kingston, Maine, Muskoka, Barrie, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, The Beaches. I feel very lucky.

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My city wedding bliss.

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Author: Lizz

I’m a Toronto(transplant)-based writer. I write what is on my mind, often wildly ranting, just for catharsis. It rarely has a theme (unless you count being irritated by everything to be a theme), but is generally a pretty good representation of me. I love to read well written articles/blogs/columns that I agree with. But I also love ones I totally disagree with because they make me think (even though I usually go back to thinking I’m right.) There’s always room in the world for a well argued point of view. I wish there was less room for the nonsensical madness. Welcome to inside my head.

4 thoughts on “1825 Days Later

  1. That looks so awesome, Liz. Happy 5 years.

  2. It was a beautiful wedding and a beautiful time. Happy 5 years and may the next 50 be just as happy.

  3. Those photos are amazing! I love the way you wrote about it too…

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