Wedding junk mail: When life gives you garbage, make confetti!

With my marketing and public relations background, I really should have known that once I started calling vendors, my name would wind up on someone's mailing list. For the last several weeks, I have been receiving regular junk mail from my area's WIC staple vendors. So I've come up with several solutions of what to do with all that gross junk mail…


Why we had a very, very gay wedding (not "just a wedding")

One of the arguments we hear a lot is that weddings aren't "gay" or "straight," they're just weddings. Of course, that's true… but our wedding was also very, very gay, and that was one of our favorite things about it!

In the fight for marriage equality, there's a risk that the thing that makes queer lives different will get lost in the shuffle. We wanted to celebrate the gayness of gay weddings and the importance of our broad family-of-choice to our lives. We ended up writing the following passage and printing it in our wedding program:


How I used a pillow fort to propose to my boyfriend

Even though our wedding is planned for October, we had yet to get "officially" engaged. My boyfriend was getting more and more stressed due to what he perceived to be the pressure of creating "the perfect" proposal. I realized that I was letting him do it because I wanted the story, something cool to tell my friends. It occurred to me that I was putting other people's reactions and opinions ahead of my love's well being. So I decided I would take matters into my own hands.


How my fiancé lost his finger tips and our friends saved our wedding

Well, technically my fiance didn't "lose" anything — both severed finger tips are in the back of our refrigerator. I spent one sleepless night trying to decide how I felt about still having our wedding, knowing that the medical payments are going to be a part of our lives for a long time. But now it feels important, necessary even, in a way that it never really did. Now more than ever, I want to celebrate my relationship with our friends and family. Daniel is the most incredible person I have ever known, and I can't wait to call him my husband.