Another reason I love our officiant…

Posted On August 19, 2009

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Mr Frenchie is SUPER nervous about our wedding ceremony. He hates public speaking and being the center of attention (one thing we are complete opposites on). Standing in front of all 130 of our guests with all eyes on us is really stressing him out.

Last night we got together to run through our ceremony so he knew exactly when things were happening and when and what he was supposed to do and say. I’m really glad we decided to do this because I found a section of out service that didn’t sit right with me. At the beginning of the ceremony under “Welcome & Statement of Marriage” there was this paragraph…

“Marriage is a gift from God given to us as a holy mystery in which a man and a woman are joined together and become one, just as Christ is one with the church.”

I know this is common statement at weddings, but as a supporter of Marriage Equality, this just didn’t sit right with me. I sat there wondering if I should bring this up to our officiant or just let it slide. The more I thought about it the more I knew I needed to ask her to change it. I was a little nervous to make waves so close to our wedding, but I love Leanne, and I knew she would take my feeling and beliefs into consideration regarding this issue, whether or not she agrees with me.

So, I called up Leanne this afternoon and asked her if we could change it to read…

“…in which two people are joined together and become one…”

She was very supportive of my request and understood my reasoning behind it. I know I’m very fortunate to have an officiant who will let me alter our ceremony and I’m even more fortunate to have one that will let me change something to include Gay Marriage. That (among other reasons) is why I LOVE our officiant.

Were/are you able to alter you ceremony to more reflect your relationship and beliefs?


Best Wedding Video EVER!

Posted On July 27, 2009

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I know you all have seen the crazy wedding videos going around the web and because I love a good wedding video as much as the next girl (and guy) I wanted to share my favorite.
My friend (and fellow WeddingBee’r) Dana and her Husband Hunter did the AWESOME video for their wedding!

Lemme know what you think 🙂

I’m a Cougar *rawr*

Posted On July 9, 2009

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Confession: Another reason I wanted to get married on July 4th was, I wanted to be the same age as Mr Frenchie when we got married.


Back when I used to plan out my life, I planned to get married when I was 26. That way, Sister Frenchie would 21 and able to participate in all the bachloretter activities. Good reason, right? Well, at 26 I broke up with my a$$hole ex-boyfriend and met the love of my life, Mr Frenchie. I knew I wasn’t getting married at 26, but I knew he was the man I was going to marry.

Now 3 years later, I’m turning 29 (today) and getting married next month. Mr Frenchie, however, won’t be turning 29 until the end of August, while we are on our honeymoon. How silly is it that this bothers me? I don’t mind being 29. Heck, I’m not even freaking out about almost being 30. But, I’m still a little hung up on having our wedding in the 6 weeks between our birthdays. It’s not like your age goes on your marriage certificate. (Right?) No one will know and the ones that do, I sure, wont even think about it.

So, there you have it. I’m the cougar *rawr*, robbing the cradle etc.

Am I alone? Anyone else crazy like me?

Hi, I’m Lame.

Posted On May 11, 2009

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Okay so who watched the Grey’s Anatomy episode last week where Izzie and Alex tied the knot? I did.

It’s weird to me the things that get me excited about my wedding. I know some of you are like me, you get distracted by your growing “To-do list” and lose sight of what you’re planning for. Sometimes, this wedding doesn’t seem real to me. I really found the man I’m going to spend the rest of my life with? Me? I feel pretentious using the word “fiance”.

And then I watch a TV show one Thursday evening and it sinks in. A FREAKIN’ TV SHOW and I’m crying all by myself with Joy because in a little over 100 days I’m getting married. THAT is going to be me. I’m going to have a husband, he’s going to have a wife, we’re going to be a team and no matter what, we’re going to have each other. YAY!

Am I the only one whose wedding doesn’t (didn’t) feel real to yet?

His next Roommate

Posted On March 31, 2009

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To say Mr French Bulldog has had some bad roommates would be a gross understatement. I could write a post on each one of them, but that isn’t the point so I’ll just run by a few of the highlights…

Previous Roommate #1 – Crazy lady who was okay when she took her meds, but when she didn’t, she would have conversations with her cats and couldn’t be trusted with knives. Obviously she was on her meds when he went to look at the place.

Previous Roommate #2 –  While Mr Frenchie”s BFF was visiting, and his roommate was at “work”, the repo-man came to repossess RM#2’s stuff.

Previous Roommate #3 – This roommate got jealous of all the time Mr Frenchie was spending with me, and as things between them started to go bad, RM#3 thought it would be a good idea to buy a TUBA and practice it at all hours of the day and night. 

Previous Roommate #4 – Completely forgot a conversation about the rent they had had 30 mins previous. Mr Frenchie had to have the entire conversation again… RM#4 didn’t remember it AT ALL. We’re also fairly certain he was in jail when he said he went to Hawaii for a few weeks. (These are just the highlights people).

Previous Roommate #5 –  (Or RM#5’s mother) RM#5’s Mother,  sublet her room to Mr Frenchie when she moved in with her boyfriend. Even though she no longer lived in the apartment she still though it was alright to host dinner parties and Sunday brunches without even warning Mr Frenchie.

Current Roommate (#6) – To be fair RM#6 is the most normal of the bunch, it was his ex-fiance that was the problem. She’s out of the picture now, hence the “ex”, but that was after the night he came home to find 3 cop cars, 1 fire truck and 1 EMT vehicle parked out front.

Everytime I hear a new story about a previous roommate or current roommate (at the time) I tell him, “I promise I wouldn’t do that when we live together.” Some people ask us why we don’t just move-in together now and some of you are probable wondering the same thing as you read this… that is something we both agreed, from the get go, we didn’t want to do until we were married. After all the emergency vehicles and with the wedding getting closer, it is tempting to just move in together, but we’re sticking to our guns. We have nothing against people that live together before they are married, in fact most of our friends have done it, we just want to leave something for when we’re married.

Have you decided to hold off living together until after your married?