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The Gratuitous Last Day

19 Jan

So guys, I’m sitting in the Crowne Plaza, and I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that in 9 minutes, it will be midnight of the morning of my wedding day. The last three days have been hectic and busy, but gorramn, it’s been 110% worth it.

I have the most amazing support team in.the.world. People have been rallying around Mr Big and I, and I really, really, really cannot believe how incredibly lucky I am. I don’t know how I’m going to thank all the zillion and one people who have been so über supportive, but I can try.

To all of my fabulous, fabulous friends – the bridal party, the attendants, Australians and New Zealanders alike – thankyou, truly, from the bottom of my heart. You guys have been amazing to both Mr Big and I, and I really, truly cannot tell you how blessed I am to have you guys in my life.

To my family, I love you all. Words cannot express how lucky I am to have such a supportive group of people raise me and care for me like you all. Even though I can be insane at times, you put up with me and my madness, and for that, I thank you.

To the Hive. When I first started off with the venture – writing this blog and sharing my plans with the world – I didn’t think I’d ever be in the position to share my wedding on such a huge scale. You guys have given me advice when I needed it, made me laugh with the stories you share, and most of all, you’ve been with me throughout the hectic last months of my wedding. So to the Hive, thank you for being there, for making me chuckle, and for being just downright awesome.

And finally, to Mr Big.

It’s been a year-and-a-half of ups and downs. You are the reason we’re here today. You took the leap of faith and asked to meet me and my life has been pretty much perfect ever since. You kept me sane through the bad times, and laughed with me in the good. I love you, with all of the strength of my every fibre, right down to the very core of me. I cannot wait to meet you at the altar, to say “I Do”, and to call you my husband.

We’re finally here Mr Big. Let’s get this shindig on the road.

Signing off for the last time as a Miss,

Miss Bighorn Sheep xx

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27 Oct

Hi guys!

A few weeks ago I signed up to a wedding blog, Weddingbee. It’s a good community of people, and the bloggers are all named after specific monikers (for example, there’s Mrs Funnel Cake, Mrs Panda, Miss Filly, Miss Bicycle) and they all talk about their ideas, inspirations, trials, and tribulations of their wedding planning. Some of the information is insightful, some inspiring, and some just plain fun to read.

Would-be bloggers sign up for Weddingbee at least 8 months before their wedding, so readers are taken through the wedding planning process as the blogger plans. Now I’ve been blogging my wedding for some time and after coming across Weddingbee, I decided to give it a crack in June! …I didn’t get in. Another month later, I gave it another crack. Once again, denied! Third time lucky maybe? Nope, de…wait-for-it…nied!

So, should I go for a fourth time around? I know it’s not hugely important to some, but writing is my passion (I’m writing a thesis, I write fiction) and I really wanted to contribute with my own wedding planning process.

I waited for a little bit and mulled over the decision. I looked at how I wrote my posts, the voice I was trying to get through, and decided, after some much-needed advice and my own ‘change-of-process’, that I needed to change how I wrote. I made my posts more insightful, less blabby (I have a tendency to go on a tangent), and  filled with more personality.

And then I went for it.

Well guys, I got in! I’ve written up an introduction post, which I can link back later, but I’m uber excited to be contributing to this great community. I believe most of the posts that’ll be up on Weddingbee will be my older posts (as, you know, I’ve been blogging for awhile now), but it’s super exciting to be sharing this wedding-thang with others.

My moniker will be Miss Bighorn Sheep. For those of you who know us as a couple, it’s pretty self-explanatory as to why I chose it. For others who don’t really know us, GP is a Kiwi. 😉 I’ll be referring to myself as either Miss Bighorn or Miss Big, but we’ll see what happens when I keep blogging.

I’m super excited! Wish me luck guys!