The Happy Nappy Bride

About weddings. About relationships. About the first year of being married.

introductions June 17, 2010

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The Mister and I are at a work conference of his and there are hundreds of folks here.

The bad part about that is having to introduce myself to all of these strangers. The good part is…having to introduce myself to all of these strangers! Because now I’m a Mrs.!

So when The Mister introduces me, it’s “my wife Dawn”, how cool is that? Or when I’m referring to him, I get to say stuff like:

“Have you met my husband?”, or “I’m looking for my husband” or “My husband and I did such and such”.

Maybe I’m just being silly, but I’m really getting a kick out of it. And I may or may not have written my name (with my new last name) in the foggy glass while I was taking a shower this morning.

Anyhoo, I’ll get back to recaps when we get back to town, until then I’ll keep grinning about having a husband and being a wife.


Mrs. May 29, 2010

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I’m sending this from my phone, how cool is that?!

We got married and it was amazing. These last two weeks were crazy hectic and full of details, to-do’s, delegating, organizing, calling, emailing, asking, reminding, coordinating, following up, driving here and driving there…and it was all worth it!

I’ll post later (when I’ve got my computer) about this week, but I’ll just say that all the haters came around. The one’s that said they didn’t like my dress before said they loved it yesterday. Those that said they couldn’t believe I was doing my own hair before said it looked amazing for the wedding. The folks who weren’t feeling my big day vision before were impressed with how everything came together.

So I guess I’ll just say: trust yourself and believe in what you want for your wedding day.

We’ll chat later ladies, but I’ve got to go see about my husband…because I’ve got one now! Yippee!!


whoa nelly! April 25, 2010

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I was just getting ready to grab my mouse  and head off to some website and buy more clothes for our marathon month after our wedding:  10-day honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, 5-day Arizona trip, then another wedding…and that’s when I realized that I should probably actually check and see what I’d already bought for all of that stuff.  It’s amazing how hard it is to shut off that shopping switch in my head.

Anyhoo, this is what I’ve got so far.

From J.Crew…on final sale, a cute brightly colored halter:

Got this at Ann Taylor Loft on super sale (on sale after the sale price)!  I think I tied the belt too tight…but trust me, it’s very cute:

This is such a cute dress from Anthropologie…you just can’t tell from this pic, lol!  Anyhoo, I’d planned on wearing it to our rehearsal dinner, but it’s gonna be uber-casual so I’ll probably use it for something else (as well as the honeymoon of course):

I’d totally forgotten about this dress!  I got it at least six or seven years ago at Ann Taylor and it’s absolutely lovely!  It fits like a glove but is comfy:

And of course shorts…and when I wear shorts, they’re short!:

So that’s what I’ve got so far.  Plus I’ve got plenty of cute skirts and tops that’ll work for the trips as well.  And I feel like I should at least pretend that I’m going to work out, so I’ll have to pack running shoes and workout clothes.  The only thing that I need to buy are swimsuits and a cover up.

Disclaimer: just because I don’t need to buy anything doesn’t mean that I won’t!


whew April 4, 2010

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Happy Easter folks…Lent’s over!  For the last six or seven years, I’ve done the Daniel Fast for Lent.  Basically it’s a vegan diet…plus, plus!  Anyhoo, I was a raging caffeineaholic and it’s one of the no-no’s of the fast, so guess where I went today?

Tasty!  Two years (and two months) ago, when The Mister and I went on our first date, it was just at the beginning of Lent and I was so worried that he’d think I was a crazy person.  Luckily he didn’t and the rest is history!  And that’s why we get along…because he fully supports me quirks.


this pic made me giggle April 2, 2010

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what do you think… March 2, 2010

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…about The Bachelor?

Could you fall in love and get engaged in six weeks?  How about while you watched him go on dates and hook up with other ladies?


appropriate? January 19, 2010

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So when is it okay for me to be out in the open with my wedding planning at work?  I’m just asking because I know all of us brides-to-be are getting some items checked off of to-do lists, right?

My ratio of wedding planning to work is at about 80:20…but I anticipate that number will slowly change as we get closer to the wedding date.  When can I tell my boss, “I’m sorry, I’d love to get that very important project done for you, but I’m talking to our caterer right now.  Can I find you later”?  Or when my coworkers need me for a project, can I be all “your project is for suckers, I’ve got a wedding to plan!”?  The week before, can I just yell at people to not talk to me?

I’m just wondering.