Please leave a comment to share your words of wisdom, advice, stories, well-wishes, etc.
Also – if you have any ideas of what we can do for our wedding – in addition to jumping in the river, please share!
What Im currently struggling with:
– some people may actually want to come and observe our exchange of vows.
This is a public event, with other people jumping in the river as part of the Polar Bear plunge and space is limited. Anyone have a boat capable of cutting through ice???
– we are so lucky to have such amazing people in our lives, and people are wanting to come in and celebrate with us. We really have been quite busy, and now I wonder how we might find a way to accommodate this. Please write with any ideas!
Adam and I are super stoked for 1/1/11
We had planned on getting married 11/11/11, but as my future brother-in-law pointed out, that is a Friday, and the first day of repeated 1’s is 1/1/11 AND a Saturday. My girlfriend Joanna is getting married on 11/11/11 too, so this way I can see her get married. Why the fascination with 1’s? See Why Adam and I like 1’s
A Winter Wedding was never something I considered, and I admit I was not as excited at first. A friend had asked if we were going to miss the Polar Bear plunge. Well, that question prompted a quick decision to adopt the icy jump – we have decided to embrace it and make it part of the ceremony.
We had wanted something non-traditional and considered going off in the woods with a Quaker’s license – but instead we will exchange vows and then jump into our future together by taking the plunge into the Mon river on New Year’s Day. Guess we will have cold feet that day!
My sister is going to video tape this, and we plan to have a live stream on this website.
We expect to possibly make it onto the local news, and who knows, maybe we will make even make the evening news highlight reel.
So, any ideas on how to prep for a zany winter wedding?
The day after we were engaged I made Judy her ring.
I had an idea to use an old Titanium mountain bike spoke from one of my old wheels. I knew the wheel was at my vacant storage unit of a house that I have here in Pittsburgh. I had to change out some locks anyhow, so I made a trip to the house. I started working on the door locks, setting my tools down on a speaker beside me. I almost set the tools on one of the Titanium spokes. I knew I had to make the ring, but do not remember leaving the spoke there.
The ring turned out great, and was actually very easy to make. I had the whole process figured out in my head before I began. The material appears flat when you first look, but there is a very subtle tapering on both sides. One of my favorite parts about the ring is it’s functional. Judy uses it to clean under her fingernails, funny to see. I have a few things I’ve made from old mountain bike parts, but this one takes the wedding cake. I rode this old spoke on a Sun Ringle’ rear mountain bike wheel for many years and now it’s on my beautiful Bride to be’s finger.