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The Wedding Blog!

Welcome and thanks for visiting our site! Below is a blog to keep you updated. MUSIC NOTE: You can turn the MUSIC OFF in the far lower left corner of site.
  • Check Out Our Graphic!

    Our friend Aubree put this together for us - isn't it just awesome? Aubree is the talented designer that did Laurie's business logo and website: See Spot Run.

    Thanks so much Aubree - we just love it!

    Added by Molly on Thu, Dec 13th 2007

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  • The Photos are In!

    Enjoy.


     

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    Added by Molly on Sat, Dec 27th 2008

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  • We Did It!

    Thank you Family and Friends for your Love and Support.

    - Wedding pictures from friends, here!

    - The Ceremony/Vows are posted here!

    - Honeymoon pictures - here!

    - OffBeat Bride featured our wedding:  Enjoy! 



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    Added by Molly on Sat, Nov 8th 2008

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  • YOU CAN FORGET MY TAXES: by MELISSA ETHERIDGE


    "Okay. So Prop 8 passed. Alright, I get it. 51% of you think that I am a second class citizen. Alright then. So my wife, uh I mean, roommate? Girlfriend? Special lady friend? you are gonna have to help me here because I am not sure what to call her now. Anyway, she and I are not allowed the same right under the state constitution as any other citizen. Okay, so I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes because I am not a full citizen. I mean that would just be wrong, to make someone pay taxes and not give them the same rights, sounds sort of like that taxation without representation thing from the history books.

    Okay, cool I don't mean to get too personal here but there is a lot I can do with the extra half a million dollars that I will be keeping instead of handing it over to the state of California. Oh, and I am sure Ellen will be a little excited to keep her bazillion bucks that she pays in taxes too. Wow, come to think of it, there are quite a few of us fortunate gay folks that will be having some extra cash this year. What recession? We're gay! I am sure there will be a little box on the tax forms now single, married, divorced, gay, check here if you are gay, yeah, that's not so bad. Of course all of the waiters and hairdressers and UPS workers and gym teachers and such, they won't have to pay their taxes either. Gay people are born everyday. You will never legislate that away.

    Oh and too bad California, I know you were looking forward to the revenue from all of those extra marriages. I guess you will have to find some other way to get out of the budget trouble you are in.
    …Really?

    When did it become okay to legislate morality? I try to envision someone reading that legislation "eliminates the right" and then clicking yes. What goes through their mind? Was it the frightening commercial where the little girl comes home and says, "Hi mom, we learned about gays in class today" and then the mother gets that awful worried look and the scary music plays? Do they not know anyone who is gay? If they do, can they look them in the face and say "I believe you do not deserve the same rights as me"? Do they think that their children will never encounter a gay person? Do they think they will never have to explain the 20% of us who are gay and living and working side by side with all the citizens of California? I got news for them, someday your child is going to come home and ask you what a gay person is. Gay people are born everyday. You will never legislate that away.

    I know when I grew up gay was a bad word. Homo, lezzie, faggot, dyke. Ignorance and fear ruled the day. There were so many "thems" back then. The blacks, the poor ... you know, "them". Then there was the immigrants. "Them." Now the them is me.

    I tell myself to take a breath, okay take another one, one of the thems made it to the top. Obama has been elected president. This crazy fearful insanity will end soon. This great state and this great country of ours will finally come to the understanding that there is no "them". We are one. We are united. What you do to someone else you do to yourself. That "judge not, lest ye yourself be judged" are truthful words and not Christian rhetoric.

    Today the gay citizenry of this state will pick themselves up and dust themselves off and do what we have been doing for years. We will get back into it. We love this state, we love this country and we are not going to leave it. Even though we could be married in Mass. or Conn, Canada, Holland, Spain and a handful of other countries, this is our home. This is where we work and play and raise our families. We will not rest until we have the full rights of any other citizen. It is that simple, no fearful vote will ever stop us, that is not the American way.
    Come to think of it, I should get a federal tax break too..."

    __________________________
    Plus a shining moment in television history from Keith Olbermann:


    Added by Molly on Fri, Nov 7th 2008

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  • Just Days Away - eek!

    Logistical recap

    Scroll down for the Bachelorette Slideshow!

    Ceremony
    - If the weather is nice, we will have the ceremony outside. You may want to bring a blanket to drape across your legs if you're attached to wearing that mini skirt.
    - If the weather is wet or too cold, we will have the ceremony in a heated tent.
    - The ceremony will begin at 4:00pm. We ask that you arrive by 3:00-3:30pm - you are welcome to arrive as early as you want.

    Food
    - Drinks and appetizers will be provided before the ceremony from 3:00-4:00pm, and there will be a full dinner after the ceremony.
    - If you are staying at the resort, you are on your own for food and drinks otherwise (with the exception of Friday night dinner for the rehearsal dinner folks)
    - There is a general store and restaurant next to the ferry dock that serves prepared food and sells basic fresh and packaged items.
    - The cabins and guest houses have full kitchens with utensils so you can cook and refrigerate things there. If you are in a yurt, you can find a friend and borrow a kitchen.

    Ferry Info
    - The ferry leaves Anacortes on Saturday at: 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, and 3:15 (crossing time is 5 minutes, then it's 5 minute drive to the resort)
    - The ferry holds about 18 vehicles at a time, so please error on the early side in case of a back-up.
    - There is a large free parking lot on the Anacortes side of the ferry, so if you see other dressed up folks, you can carpool across.
    - The last ferry off of Guemes Island on Saturday night is at midnight. If you miss it, you can crash at the resort (see below)

    Dress Code
    - Shine On - This means we'd love to see you dressed up with us.
    - And there are no rules so wear what you want.
    - FYI, the temperature could be as low as 40 and as high as 60 degrees.

    Notes
    - Laurie and I will arrive at the resort around 3pm on Friday. There will be a rehearsal dinner in the Guemes House on Friday night. Thus, any Friday night crashers will have to wait until after our the shin-dig to get into that house. We will all need to leave by 11am on Sunday.
    - Thank you for celebrating with us. We are super excited!!

    Love,
    Molly & Laurie



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    Added by Molly on Tue, Oct 21st 2008

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  • Showered at Nancy's!

    Scroll down for the Shower Slideshow!

    Laurie and I were showered with love and support (& serious creativity) last Sunday. From the balloons, cupcakes, and flaming lips, to the bride topper, oversized portrait and fashion show....it was definitely an evening to remember.

    Can't wait to see you all at the wedding!


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    Added by Molly on Thu, Oct 9th 2008

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  • Making our Rings

    Scroll down for Ring-Making Slideshow!


    What could be cooler than wearing a wedding ring handmade by the love of your life?

    Jena, a local jewelry artist, brought us into her workspace and guided us through the process of creating each other’s rings. We started with a little bag of platinum beads, melted them down with a torch, and spent the rest of the day transforming an oblong blob into a lifelong symbol and reminder of our love for each other.

    We used an ingot, a mill, a saw, files, sandpaper, a hammer, a torch, big goggles and facemasks. We melted, flattened, pounded, rounded, measured, corrected mistakes and drank champagne. The tools and techniques we used are the same ones jewelers have been using for hundreds of years.

    It’s amazing to know that the ring I will wear for the rest of my life is covered from the inside out with Molly’s love and fingerprints!


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    Added by Molly on Sat, Jul 5th 2008

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  • Inch by Inch, Row by Row...

    This is where our wedding dahlias will grow!

    I'm so tickled about our new garden bed! A couple months ago Laurie started killing the grass (newspaper with rocks on top actually works). We turned the grass over this weekend and surrounded the bed with free rocks that Laurie found on craigslist. Jen (beautifully pictured above) and Adele came by tonight with a truck filled with rich and stinky compost as well as lots of dahlia bulbs. Now we just need to water this puppy.


    THE OCTOBER DAHLIA UPDATE:

    Look at how beautifully they grew!!




    Added by Molly on Fri, May 16th 2008

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  • The Rules: There Are No Rules.

    At this event you can do no wrong.

    1. It’s okay if the wedding blog hasn't been updated in 3 months.
    2. You can RSVP whenever it works for you.
    3. Laurie doesn't have to wear a dress if she doesn't want to (and neither do you) . . .

    This wedding will not be a standard affair...there will not be a wedding party, or hand-held bouquets, or white dresses, or a wedding cake or wedding favors (unless you count your CD invitation) but it will be delightful and full of LOVE! Please don't worry about getting anything "right"....there really are no rules!

    Added by Molly on Sun, Apr 13th 2008

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  • The Invitation Sweatshop

    The invitations are ready to go out! YIPPEE!

    No, they are not Save the Date (STD tee-hee) cards. Yes, we know that our wedding is 9 months away. Yes, we just can't wait any longer to share all of this with you, soooooooo enjoy the music and the website!

    Scout, Laurie and Stuart sure look perky as they cut, fold and stuff all those invites! =)

    Added by Molly on Wed, Jan 30th 2008

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  • Shopping for Garb...

    So that's my mom who came in from Chicago and Laurie's sister Debbie who came all the way from West Seattle :-). This weekend, these two patiently advised Laurie and me on what outfits we look hottest in. For those of you wondering....Laurie will likely be wearing pants, and I will be likely in a dress. There will be colors and our outfits will be playful - just like the whole event.

    If you're wondering what the dress code is for the wedding, be sure to check out the 'Wedding Details' link!

    Added by Molly on Fri, Dec 21st 2007

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  • Love this Song!

    I am having too much fun putting together this site.... what do you think of the music playing - doesn't it just rock?

    You are listening to:

    - "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz. We walked down the aisle to this one...

    - "Today" by Joshua Radin

    - "To You" by Amy Martin. The lyrics are from a Walt Whitman poem. Watts sang this during the ceremony while Lisa guided her on guitar.

    - "Space Walk" by Lemon Jelly - This was originally found on the great wedding blog, Offbeat Bride... Someone had their wedding party come in to this song - how rad is that? Enjoy!

    You can turn off the music in lower left corner (on the border/frame) of the this site at any time!

    Added by Molly on Wed, Dec 5th 2007

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