Sunday, November 06, 2005

Mrs. Zoom - All the Points Possible - Plus One, Natalie Portman - 0

We made it. The big W is done. I am quite possibly the happiest girl in the world, and I know I'm the luckiest one.

Thanks for giving him up Natalie.

I said to C less than 24 hours into our married life: "HEEE! I can make that noise and you have to file papers to get away from me!!!!!"

The ceremony went off with a few errors here and there, but nothing that anyone noticed.

I thought I'd be a complete wreck due to the "people might be looking at me" factor, but was amazingly calm. Much of that had to do with the fact that C and I pretty much said screw tradition, and were clinging to each other before the ceremony officially started. We also took official portraits before the ceremony so that I could get to the booze as fast as possible after the i do's.

He would freak out some of the guests by saying "Look, seeing the bride seeing the bride...woooooo" and walking into the room where I sat trying to see over 25lbs of lace and under dress fluffy stuff. Those dresses are fine until one tries to sit down. Then it's on.

The whole thing FLEW by.

Our officiant was a good and wonderful friend of ours who we had deputized through the County to perform the ceremony. There's a little known way to have anyone in CA deputized to perform a ceremony, and we jumped on it. We now call him Father Ka. Ka was his nickname prior to the whole Father part.

I kept trying to say we had him "knighted". And that would have been funnier if I had realized I meant deputized instead of knighted.

C wrote and deliverd a speech at the reception that was a complete surprise to me. And it made me and the entire room cry. Even the reception hall employees were seen with hanky in hand.

Our photographer who had lived 30 years in California decided one month before our wedding to freaking move to MONTANA. Of course he did. He flew in to do our wedding. He is coming back to do all of the California bookings he set up before he picked up his entire life and family and became a farmer on 18 acres of land, but still. Flew down just to fight me looking at the camera.

As I've done to many professionals, he was exasperated by the fact that I am horribly camera shy. HORRIBLY. I'm the one behind the camera. I like it that way.

At one point he grabbed the fake bust that was an insert in my dress and began to run around the room with it on his head. This was pretty much the only way I forgot about the camera until I was able to get to the booze. The guy was amazing, and everyone found him to be one of the fun factors of the whole event.

If he still lived here in CA, we would already have the wedding photos back (we went all digital, which further freaked out family and friends), but he had to GET BACK HOME TO PREPARE FOR THE FIRST FROST?!?. When we do get them, we will set them up on flickr so that you guys can get a look if you want to.

When I retrieve my own camera from my mom, I can post some of the pre-wedding pictures.

Which brings me to my maid of honor. Skillit. That girl poured her heart into making C and I the best cupcakes and sugar cookies anyone has ever had. She spent a week in actual preparation, and what had to have felt like a lifetime in planning for us. She put up with all kinds of things. And they turned out beautiful and tasty, just as I knew they would.

C and I are taking a week off to decompress. I'm going to watch all the true crime shows I can find on 356 cable channels. I'll likely choose some really crappy movie off of the Entertainment on Demand. You'd think the $1.95 fee [instead of $3.95] would tip me off - but sadly, no.

I kept some notes of things I wanted to share with the internet from before, during and after the big W, so from time to time I'll write those up.

To all of you who check in on us, and your well wishes, your comments, your e-mails - Thank You. Thank you guys for all fo the fun you've given us here.

C and I have switched sass weapons from "You know we aren't married yet, right?" to "I'll divorce you. I will."


theresa said...

The story of you two makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I'm so happy everything went well, and I can't wait to see the pictures.


Rev. Brandy said...

CONGRATULATIONS, again, newlyweds! I am so happy for both of you and echo Theresa: can't wait to see the photos.

ZooooM said...

Thanks Super T and Rev!

Now if I can just stay awake for more than an hour at a time. C has already had to pry the t.v. remote from my snoring body on the couch.

Al said...

Yeahhhhhhhhhhh - Congrats. I think the word newweds comes from the latin term leaning "willing to have morning sex prior to anyone brushing their teeth or using mouthwash.
Now all you need are the matching Reindeer sweaters for Christmas -
Let's see those pics.
Some comedian on TV was talking about what a wedding was really about, they said "and after it's all over you go back to the honeymoon suite and open up all the envelopes and see just how cheap your family really is".
Anyways - be good to each other -
Tell Jeebers that beer is proof that there is a higher power and that she/he/they/it really does love us.

AndyT13 said...

Congrats dearie. Very happy for you. This is oddly like the wedding I just attended for my best friend. Very non-trad, one best man deputized to perform wedding, the other to perform music (that was me) and other assorted prepatory tasks. Also went well. Many many happy returns and congratitudes. Tons o love to you both even.

Ryan said...


The institution of marriage totally freaks me out, but you 2 just might make me see it in a new light. Hope ya rock the world! :)

P.S. Montana? Eww.

Aisha T. said...

Congrats on the nuptials, Zoom. I laughed about the Montana bit...that's where I grew up. Talk about remote! And, hey, what the? What's the Ryan comment about? LOL

ZooooM said...

Al, Andy, Ryan and Aisha - Thanks guys.

Al, you are probably far more correct than you should be.

Andy, I remember you saying that wedding was fun. We had a bunch of people tell us "It was nice to see you both just be you and not care about what anyone thought."

That could be taken many ways, but as usual we decided it was good stuff.

Ryan, there was nobody more against marriage [for herself] than I was. It's trite to say "You know when you meet the person", but it my case it was true. And there's just no guarantee no matter which path we choose, so I decided to take the one that made me feel tingly and hope for the best.

Aisha, try to love the Ryan even though he's not on board with the Montana. I promise, he's got some good stuff in there too. heh.

Al said...

Got Aisha's back on Montana -
Quoting Jimmy Buffet
"I hope you're enjoying the scenery, I know it's pretty up there, We can go hiking on Tuesday, With you I'd walk anywhere"

I got a feeling you two will make it..
BTW - Please Tell Me No Carpenters "We've Only Just Begun" at the Ceremony

Ryan said...

Whooooooooooaaa...I gotta explain myself with this one. Montana is just so...clean...and wholesome...and safe - I hate that! There's probably not even any gridlock there. Except for that horse on the road in front of you taking a dump. And I KNOW there's no rap station! You probably don't even get magazines on Thursdays, you have to wait till Monday! Boring.

And don't even get me started on Starbucks or Costco...


The Management said...


I'm all about happy marriages and what not... BUT I'm just happy you're back!