On the wedding front, we've gotten lots of things done; at this point almost everything is ready. Going to the bridal fair in late February gave us a couple of good possibilities for photographers, and we ended up picking Morgen Benoit, because her work showed a lot of personality, and that she wasn't afraid to shoot fun (and even goofy) pictures. We had our final pre-wedding meeting with her today, and we are confident that things are going to work out well. It helps, of course, that Morgen owns an iMac and needed some consulting and training, so we came to a financial meeting of the minds. After we get back from the honeymoon, she's also going to shoot some new business headshots for me.
We faced a bit of a crisis in March, when we discovered that our friend whom we hoped would be able to perform the ceremony had to cancel because of a conflicting family commitment. We were sad, and also freaked out because we had no idea where to turn. I've learned that good professionals know other good professionals, so I asked Morgen if she had any suggestions. She looked at us, grinned, and said "I've got just the right person for you two!" She was right: our ceremony will be performed by the Rev. Blane Ellsworth. We've driven out to Napa twice to visit with him, and we're expecting a fun time to be had by all.I bought a tuxedo today, because I'll need one for the wedding and also for the honeymoon cruise (three of the twelve cruise nights are formal). We're also scheduled to go on another Geek Cruise in August, which will require more formal wear, so it just makes sense to buy a tux rather than rent three different times. We're renting a tuxedo for Sean, who will be playing a part in the ceremony.
Well, I have suffered for my proposal: I went to a bridal fair with Dori on Saturday. Truth be told, it wasn't that bad, though I noticed that I was part of a pitiful minority of people wearing "Groom" stickers; it was mostly the brides-to-be and their mothers and friends.We took in the fashion show, which gave us plenty of opportunity to make snarky comments about the clothes; ate some wedding cake and catering samples; checked out tuxedos; and best of all, it looks as though we've found a wedding photographer. I've opened negotiations; if we come to a deal, we'll link to her website. The one we picked does portraits as well, which is nice because I need a new business headshot.