The ceremony in a nutshell

Posted by Rob on Sunday Jul 11, 2010
Categories: Wedding

(with some added visual explanation to the bonus slow dance song)

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Basic Itinerary

Posted by Rob on Wednesday Jul 7, 2010
Categories: Wedding

So, with all the nuttiness going on for the day, I thought it would be easiest (and logical…est) to make up a little schedule. …not that schedules were anything I’ve ever followed, but… at least this list will give me an idea of just how late I am at any given time. And, if it helps any of you folks along the way, so be it!

9:00am – lex and nikki get hair done in hoboken
10:30am – lex and nikki arrive in garfield

12:00pm – all guys meet at hotel / rob’s room
12:30pm – photog meets guys at hotel
1:00pm – limo picks up guys, goes to church
1:30pm – limo arrives at church
1:30pm – limo heads to lex’s house to pick up girls
2:00pm – limo arrives at lex’s house
2:00pm – rolls royce arrives at lex’s house
2:15pm – limo leaves to take girls to church
2:15pm – rolls royce leaves to take lex and fam to church
2:45pm – limo and RR arrive at the church
3:00pm – mass starts
4:00pm – mass ends
4:05pm – weather permitting, photos are taken at SHU
4:05pm – others disperse; head towards hotel or reception hall
4:30pm – bridal party takes pictures at SHU
5:00pm – bridal party takes pictures at richfield recency or park

5:00pm – first shuttle leaves hotel to richfield regency
5:30pm – second shuttle leaves hotel to richfield regency

5:45pm – bridal party heads towards richfield regency

6:00pm – reception starts at richfield regency

11:00pm – reception ends

11:15pm – first shuttle leaves hall to hotel
11:40pm – second shuttle leaves hall to hotel

hotel to chapel: 20 minutes on 280
chapel to reception hall: 20 minutes on 280
reception hall to hotel: 20 minutes on 280
church to lex’s: 28 minutes on pkwy north
lex’s to church: 27 minutes on 21 south

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Certificate of Marriage

Posted by Rob on Tuesday Jul 6, 2010
Categories: Wedding

Certificate of Marriage

dun dun duuuuuuuun

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One week left

Posted by Rob on Saturday Jul 3, 2010
Categories: Wedding

ONE WEEK LEFT?!?!

Glass Box of Emotion

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Registering for the license

Posted by Rob on Thursday Jul 1, 2010
Categories: Wedding

Everything is so formal with this wedding process. You can’t just, like… y’know, get married. You have to register with the county for a license. With both parties. And a witness. And a notary has to observe. And you need verification of your IDs. And you have to answer questions. …like, if you’re already married to each other. Or related.

wedding form completeThat “hey, by the way, are you related” question has come up a few times, freakishly enough. For the marriage license, for Pre-Cana, for all the priesty questions Fr. Martin asked us, for Seton Hall, etc. And, every time, I always ask if any one had ever gotten that far in the process and answered “yes”. Like, “oh wait… crap, we are related. That’s why this is gross. My bad – we’ll see ourselves out.”

But, whatever the case, July 1st was our official, scheduled (!) time to fill out the marriage license request. You had to formally schedule a meeting to formally request a license to formally get married. And thank God we actually set up an appointment to get this paperwork, because there were at least two other people in the entire office. And they both worked there.

So, Nikki (our witness), Lex and I sauntered on up. Got our paperwork from the government robot lady, and went through the shpeal. She eventually softened and became our friend, who can blame her, but it was a process to crack the ice. The paper work was easy enough; Name, Birthday, Address, etc. Show your license, take an oath, make sure Nik saw what we were doin – and we’re done! Just gotta go back in another few days (7/6) to pick up the official form. Then I make Alexis use my last name. The burden spreads!

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Jewelry shopping

Posted by Alexis on Wednesday Jun 30, 2010
Categories: Wedding

On June 30th nik and i went up to the wonderful heart of gold to check out a band for rob, a band for me and jewels for nik.
-nik got a great bracelet, necklace and earrings!
Rob was super easy, picked out a simple band.
-i got a necklace fixed up(its my something old, and earrings adjusted for the day.
now choosing my wedding band…. that became a process. I plan on wearing the band on my right hand so i needed something really special. i narrowed it down to 2 bands with the help of everyone. Mr K let me take both home to debate over. I love them both but im pretty sure i have my mind made up! What a life, walking around with 2 wedding bands on!!!

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dress fitting and pick up

Posted by Alexis on Wednesday Jun 30, 2010
Categories: Wedding

dress fitting and pick up

On the 29th nikki, nicole and I went for their fitting and alterations! There was a little adventure involved and we had to run to the mall and another bridal store but after many u turns all over route 46 we got back to Bridals by Roma. Stella our seamstress, chalked and cut and pinned her heart out! She was amazing and sweet! Nik and Nicole have to go back on the 6th for the final try on and pick up! They look soooo BEAUTIFUL! I’m happy with everything and their shoes are killer!!!!

PS Good thing mom called during the girls’ fitting to tell me to pick up my dress cuz i forgot all about it! it was ready and all pressed and ready to wear! Goooooooo dresses!!!!!

dress fitting and pick up

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Wedding Interviews

Posted by Rob on Monday Jun 28, 2010
Categories: Wedding

Wedding Interviews
Less than two weeks to go now. Every day is filled with the minutia that is “wedding madness.” There are all kinds of documents and forms that need completing, arranging, scheduling, or any combo of the three. There are questionnaires to fill out for the photographer, the videographer needs paperwork signed off, the church needs us to finalize the marriage license, the state needs us to schedule a time to get the wedding license… everyone needs information from us, and quickly. it’s nutty. And there’s a lot of it. But with each passing accomplishment, there’s one more thing off the list.

And we’re one more minute closer to everything actually happening.

(aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!)

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