Thursday, August 28, 2008

Guest Book

Have you received your Save the Date card? Are you following along with us on this comic inspired adventure? Post a comment. Let us know that you're out there. We'd love to hear from you.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

You Guys Should....

Ever since we began announcing this wedding to people, we've gotten a lot of great ideas and feedback. Consider this a modern, interactive marriage ceremony. If you have an idea of something we should do or a thought you think we may have overlooked, by all means, tell us about it. This is a blog, after all. You can leave your comment and maybe it will find its way into our wedding.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Save the Date Part 2

We got the Save the Date cards back from the printers on Friday. They turned out pretty good, in fact, many of you are reading this as a result. I must admit, this whole thing has demonstrated how neglectful I am of correspondence. I am having to email everybody for addresses. Nonetheless, I'm almost finished, which is far more than I can say for Sarah. She has barely started.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Fashion Faux Pas

Believe it or not, several people have already asked if guests can dress as superheroes as well. The answer is a resounding "yes." We would love it if people arrived in costume, although of course it is not required. There is one condition, though. We ask that you not duplicate anyone in the actual wedding party. This means no Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Hulk, Spiderman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, or Batman.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Superheroes? Seriously?

Most of you know us well enough not to be surprised by anything we do. But for the rest of you, we felt an explanation was in order.

We've all been to tortuously proper weddings. Like many social functions, we felt obligated to participate, but not so much that we stayed long after the toasts went silent. Gifts were hurriedly purchased the day of the event from the tattered remnants of the bridal registry. Dresses and pants were dragged from safe havens in the back of the closet and called upon to perform all manner of structural feats for bodies that had moved in unexpected ways over the years. The teetotalers among us wondered if this might be a good time to start drinking, and the rest of us skip the existential debate and make beelines for the open bar.

This is not what we want our wedding to be like. We want it to be fun. We want you to enjoy being there. And nothing says "party" like Spandex and muscle suits.

As to the superhero theme, well, we aren't exactly sure ourselves. Neither of us were big comic book fans, but we both grew up with the characters. It's kind of hard to grow up in America without putting on a make-shift cape and pretending you can fly or kicking imaginary butt with your bullet-proof bracelets. As near as we can tell, the super-wedding idea came to us during a fateful lunch at Universal Studios. Regardless, the idea grew into the spectacle to which you have been invited.

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Maine vs. Tennessee

I would like to say that this decision was the subject of much debate, but that would be a lie. Even though Sarah and I met and fell in love in the the beautiful Volunteer State, we have made a home for ourselves here in Maine. We deeply regret the fact that many of our loved ones will not be able to attend due to the time and expense of the trip, but because of complicated logistics, we simply must have the wedding in Portland. This obviously isn't a traditional ceremony. It's really more like theatre, which I guess is fitting since we met while working at one. There's a set that must be constructed, lighting and sound that must be designed, and umpteen bazillion details to coordinate.

But we would like to make a plea to everyone. Maine is a beautiful state. Every summer, legions of tourists swarm to us from all over the US and Canada. They come for our beaches, shopping, or simply to catch a glimpse of a moose. Think of our wedding as the kick-off or finale of a great vacation. At least give it some thought. We would really love to have you there.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are we having the wedding in Maine instead of Tennessee?

Why superheroes?

Can guests arrive in costume as well?

Have you considered ....?

What is the venue?

Where's a good place to stay?

Is there parking available at the wedding venue?

(More questions and answers to follow.)