Wedding pictures

The wonderful @JSWadley and @Cyberlizard each put up picture streams (here and here), and live-tweeted the proceedings. Here are some pictures from the wedding taken by Jodi’s sister Teri. I’m working on getting my Gallery installation working, so these pics will have to whet your appetite until I manage to get it working properly. I might also give up and post them all to Facebook later.

The brides-to-be hugging

Me, sitting. Exciting!

Husband and wife to be

Our first betrothed kiss

I’ll hopefully have Gallery working before bed. Hopefully.

Wedding day

Today, we’re getting married. Tomorrow, I might post about it. There will be videos up as soon as possible. And yes, I scheduled this post in advance, because there’s no way I’d have time otherwise.

If you want to reminisce, start here. The original blog trail is also cached here.

Thanks, Stephanie, for your help in starting this ball rolling. Wish you could be here to see the wedding.

And Jodi: when you finally read this several days from now, this is just a reminder that I love you. (As though you need a reminder.)

Wedding mode go!

I’m going to be in wedding mode for the next week. Work needs to be brought to a position where it can coast for the duration of my time off, and I’m going to be far too preoccupied with other stuff to blog regularly, so there’s a chance I won’t be able to post anything major for a while. I’m sure you won’t mind. I’ll do the standard Blog Cruise Control thing and link to various Youtube videos I find amusing or galling or what have you.

I hope to have videos of the wedding up on the 7th at the very latest, ripped from ReformedYankee’s camera and converted to something for public consumption, barring any unforeseen circumstances. There’s also a good chance @CyberLizard and @JSWadley will be live-tweeting the wedding proceedings. If we set up a picture feed I’ll of course link it here as soon as it’s ready to be used.

Kindly keep an eye on the intertubes for me in my absence, folks.

Wedding Favors!

As most of you know we’re doing a mild ‘steampunk’ theme for our wedding outfits because it’s fun and different. So for our favors we decided to keep to that theme and go with one of the victorian eras favorite past-times……. poisoning!

Some time ago I found some scans of genuine victorian poison labels that I thought were awesome. We decided we would print them onto sticker paper, then attach them to some small bottles of some sort and fill them with booze to give away as favors :)

Here are some pics of the finished result, I’m so pleased with them!! [Read more…]

Wedding outfits so far

I wanted to give you all an how the wedding outfits are shaping up, with pretty pictures — and as close to pretty as you can get wherein I am the subject matter. Might as well get the latter out of the way first and foremost.

My partial outfit

My partial outfit

The hat will have a leather band tacked into it (if at all possible), I’ll have a waistcoat made of the same material as Jodi’s corset, and a cravat made to match the one we’re going to get ReformedYankee to wear. Sadly, I don’t have pictures of either the waistcoat or corset yet.

Also, we commissioned Jodi’s close friend Soni Alcorn-Hender (aka Bohemian Weasel), a multi-talented artist from Portugal, to make us some steampunkish jewelry for Jodi’s outfit and a fob-watch chain for mine, and she sent along some pictures I just had to share. You probably know her, in fact, from her Topps Lord of the Rings and Star Wars: Clone Wars art cards (or for you Pharynguloids, her Cthulhu card).

So we’ve got some top-shelf art being done for this wedding! These are absolutely beautiful, and will definitely add to the outfits that certain je ne sais quoi that we’ve been lacking up til now.

The necklace and earrings

The necklace and earrings

Closeup on the necklace

Closeup on the necklace

Closeup on the earrings

Closeup on the earrings

The fob-watch chain

The fob-watch chain

Amazingly, we got all this for a mere pittance, because Soni’s a wonderful person and loves Jodi to death.

I’ll put up some more pictures as I obtain them, hopefully of the full outfit once all the disparate parts have been gathered from the four corners of the Earth. And to those of you that have so graciously donated to our wedding and honeymoon fund via the righthand button, we have plans regarding giving appropriate thanks. (I won’t spoil what little surprise is involved.)

Wherein I beg (or: Help Jodi and Jason Afford Their Honeymoon!)

With the wedding exactly one month away to the day, and funds rapidly dwindling, I’m not above begging. We’re not in any kind of danger at the moment, but holy hell, the expenses sure did pile up fast — with the outfits and rings bought, and the party favors made, the big stuff is done with, but we’ve yet to pay for the last minute stuff, like hairdos, the Justice of the Peace, the appetizers / wine, or the venue. So, I figure we’re as good a charity case as any — I mean, hell, if Rick Warren’s Saddleback Ministries can make a cool $2.4mil in a week, despite how crazy sketchy his request was, people can throw a few bucks our way, right? I mean, at least here you know what it’ll be used for, and it definitely won’t be hookers and blow or getting out of gambling debts.

Therefore, I’m putting up a Paypal donation button for our wedding and honeymoon fund, for those of you who can’t make it but would like to throw a buck or two into the kitty, or those of you who might have a vested interest in seeing us make Minnesota in June, here’s how you do it.

I’m setting the default donation to $5 — but honestly, even a dollar would be greatly appreciated. Every loonie counts! And as always, thank you, my beloved intertubes!

Update: the embedded button in the post is, for some reason, erroring out, where the donate button on the sidebar isn’t. I think it’s having the certificate initialized twice on the same page that’s doing it, so if you feel you’d like to donate, please do so via the button to the right.

Kneel Before Duct-tape Zod

I’ve privately informed Jodi that nothing like this is to happen at our wedding. If anyone tries this, I’ll have no issue with consigning them to the Phantom Zone. Or taking some real swings at them with a whiffle bat, at least.

And dude, what’s with that weird shoulder thing Supes has going on with his costume? Is that, like, a shawl?

Hat tip to @shimmer418 and Newsarama.

Epic weekend was epic

We had a very busy weekend. Way too busy. And with another overnight job unceremoniously dumped onto my lap tonight, I’m thinking tomorrow I’m going to sleep pretty well until Jodi gets home from work.

Somehow we managed to pick the busiest time I’ve seen in a while, to do our groceries, wherein all the old people were out in force to block aisles with their silly-looking two-tier grocery carts while they labored to stoop to get their cans of spaghetti sauce. We got the car fixed — our mechanic replaced the right front strut assembly. And while we were there, I fixed Samo’s computer. And again the next day. [Read more…]