It’s been one of those simple tasks that shouldn’t be this hard!! I know you know what I’m talking about. It can be mind blowing.
I started a free (yes, nothing is ever free) wedding website through “The Knot”. I just needed a place that our wedding guests could visit to see information about the church and venue, places to stay and fun things to do while visiting the Mississippi Coast.
Clearly I’m mildly web capable. I have this blog. I know how to buy things on the web, no doubt. However, Matt and I have had problem after problem with The Knot. It’s been CRAZY. Store registries disappearing from the site and not allowing me to attach them back, getting locked out of the site, then not being able to get anyone on the phone. It’s not that it would just ring and ring and ring, but it would pick up with immediate sales messages, giving us a chance to win a honeymoon or something I didn’t want, and then you’d have to punch a number on the phone to speak to a representative, but it’s all so confusing, I spent 30 minutes trying to get through and never did! I don’t think it’s possible to reach a human on the other line. I seriously think their wedding websites are just a ploy to gather sales information through your registries added to the site and then sell it. That’s fine, but at least answer your phones and offer properly functioning website – then I gladly give you my information. I should have researched all of my options more.
Who has time to write real blogs when you are fighting with all this!
Get how I finally was able to get my website fixed – Facebook! I messaged the company. It took a couple of messages, but it went a lot faster than the phone and email. Social media is nuts. I wouldn’t use “The Knot” for your wedding website. Look for an updated blog eventually when I find a better company. I’m researching it. Will definitely be one of those “wish I’d known” lessons from the wedding planning experience. Oh well. It’s up and working now in enough time for our guests to get the information they need to make for a fun weekend.
On my way to the airport to pick up Matt, I realized it was going to be one of the more interesting days of my/our life.
I always thought our wedding day would create the feel of never being the same again, but instead I think the day he moved in will go down as the craziest!!! I remember telling my mom on the phone that I was a getting a house guest that was never going home. OMG. On the other hand, Matt was thinking, “I’m visiting my girlfriend….forever.”
He’s been here almost three weeks now. We’ve been long distance from the start, so starting and ending every day together now is just CRAZY! I know he feels the same. I can see it on his face. Most of all finally being together is fun. The simple and easy things are fun.
We’ve been busy making my apartment feel like ours, with Bridget’s help, of course. Those two are slowly making friends.
While I’m at work right now, he’s busy hanging framed pictures and planning out a big gallery wall on our main wall behind our couch. Have I mentioned we are living in a one-bedroom / 700 square feet apartment. The lack of personal space really is quite funny. Poor fellow can’t really get away from me, not that he wants to, but still, there are moments that he would prefer some quiet. Nope. Only when I’m at work or sleeping.
There is so much to share about these last three weeks where I’ve essentially been blank on my blog, but I prefer to leave them for us and our memories. Too much to tell. Though, from here I’ll start sharing some of the funnier moments of learning to live as a couple together in the same city. A city that really is new for the both of us. So much to explore!! We’ve only started checking everything out here.
I snapped this picture of Matt at the Walker Art Museum. Modern art makes for such good conversations. He, however, doesn’t love taking pics, so I have to get creative. As you see here.
Lots of love to my hard working fiance. Today was his last day of work before he moves up to join me in Minneapolis. I know he’s going to love it up here, as I do, but he has a great group of friends, colleagues and family down in Griffin, Georgia who he is going to miss terribly. Sending all my love down south to him. All of our Griffin friends have been incredibly supportive as he makes this GIANT life change. We will be down there often, no doubt. Those folks know how to party. Plus, it’s home, just has he’s adopted Mississippi for me.
That’s the ice covered Mississippi River behind us. I’ll will always think it’s just one of the most incredible sights and so foreign to someone who grew up down river. We are standing at Saint Anthony Falls. It’s the only waterfall on the Mississippi.
While the host of Twin Cities Live is on maternity leave, some of the reporters and anchors from the KSTP-TV news department have been filling in for her. I’m not used to talking about food, fashion and fun on TV. News, by nature, is so serious. Anytime I get too far into leisure topics I start to feel like I’m about to get in trouble. Since I needed some natural topics to talk about, the sweet TCL crew did an entire segment on wedding dress trends with the editor of Minnesota Bride magazine. This is one of the publications I’ve been using lately for inspiration. The pictures and landscapes used for bridal photos are just stunning. This dress pictures is actually a two piece. The picture is Steve asking me if I would wear a crop top dress for my ceremony. What came from me was a resounding no!
This isn’t my dress, but I showed viewers a picture of my long search process.
Oh, I also included a pic of my favorite segment – ever – Valentines cocktails with sparking rose. I think the picture says it all. The 4:30 pm broadcast after TCL was fantastic this day.
TCL is such a well done show. It is detailed and full of fun information for men and women and lots of different ages. I’d love to do it again! Especially if there are more pink drinks.