Saturday, December 11, 2010

... being married!

married!

yup, we got married.

or, more specifically, we eloped in new york city last weekend. it was 100% perfect. wonderful, beautiful and just what we wanted. city hall makes it insanely fun to get married there, and though i thought it might cheapen the experience, the fact that we were surrounded by dozens of other eloping couples made it both exciting and romantic. it was a room filled with a whole lot of love.

my handsome groom

and c will kill me for this, but i just love this photo. he's so very handsome and looks amazing in this suit. (seriously, look at my handsome husband!)

parents

one of the best parts is that my parents embraced our spontaneity and, on just a few days notice, booked a flight out to new york to join us in our celebration. it made it that much more special having them there.

(also, because my mom thought of the little things like getting us flowers--for some reason, this never occurred to me--and making sure sufficient pictures were taken.)

our marriage clerk

the ceremony was quick and simple, and conducted by this no-nonsense clerk. seriously, would you mess with her? yikes!

veselka & flowers

we followed up the early morning ceremony with the traditional* post-wedding ukrainian brunch at veselka. pierogi... yum!

post-wedding brunch

i couldn't be happier.

there were many more adventures in nyc, but obviously, this was the most exciting. i'll post more soon!

*not traditional at all

24 comments:

  1. Congrats! How exciting for you! I wish you lots of love in your marriage!

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  2. Oh wow! Congratulations! That is so exciting! I wish you all the happiness!

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  3. eloping is the best! congrats to you both and cheers to doing it your way! best wishes!

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  4. Awesome! Congratulations and many many wishes for a wonderful life together.

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  5. Congratulations. How wonderful that your parents could join you too. Friends of mine did this on a holiday to the US and had a whale if a time matching their wedding with their honeymoon. I wis you many years of joy together.

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  6. Congratulations!!! What a lovely post - your husband is very handsome and you look wonderful, that outfit is fantastic! I love your tights. Wishing you both all the very best and then some.

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  7. Congratulations!!! Sounds like a wonderful time was had. All the best to you both.

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  8. How wonderful! Congratulations and blessings your way. I absolutely adore that first picture of you two. What a special memory!

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  9. Congratulations! My husband and I eloped as well!

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  10. Get out!!! Can't wait to hear the details!

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  11. Congratulations! I just love your dress:) It all looks lovely.

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  12. Oh congratulations! That's totally awesome and I'm so happy for you that your parents could make it!

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  13. Wow! Congratulations! Best wishes! Etc.! Your wedding trip sounds like a fun time, and a great way to side-step the nightmare of wedding planning.

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  14. Congratulations and best wishes to you for a bright and happy life of love together!
    --Cathy

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  15. YAY congratulations ms arajane!! i love that photo of you guys holding your newly-ringed hands - too sweet! :)

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  16. Congratulations! I love love and I love marriage! You're going to just love it.

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  17. Congratulations! How exciting! Eloping sounds like a good idea to me :)

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  18. congratulations that photo looks fantastic. Its great being married!

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  19. What a wonderful surprise to open your page and see this post! You both look very happy. It will make a great story forever! Congrats!

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  20. Wishing you a life time filled spontaneous and romantic moments! And of course anniversary pierogi at Veselka :)
    Congratulations a hundred times over!

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  21. Congratulations! All the best to you and *your husband!*

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  22. wow, thanks everyone! i am so very happy and so very very lucky, indeed.

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