Monday, June 7, 2010

Love Apples & other Growing Things

When Alex and I got our first wedding present, the tag on the gift bag read 'Love Grows.' But even months before that, the 'seeds of love' were already winging their way to us in the form of Love Apples.

Now, I didn't know this before, but 'Love Apples' are another name for Tomatoes. Um, can you already see how cool that is for two newlyweds embarking on growing tomatoes for the first time!? In a secretive envelope, a dear friend has enabled us to grow our own love apple alley of heirloom tomatoes. A month after planting, look how well their doing:

Out 32 seeds, 21 plants of 6 different varieties have sprouted and have now been transplanted into (temporary) larger homes. On top of that, the sunflowers, marigolds & strawberry seeds addressed to The Brides have shot up like there is no tomorrow and so far our house-warming rose plant, spearmint, pineapple mint, rosemary, cilantro & basil are all alive & well!

In the midst of cultivating our relationship, we're also nurturing our green thumbs--and we're becoming quite fond of having growing green things around! It's also made me start to think about what other growing wonders we'd like in our garden (if you can crave lavender, then I've been craving a lavender plant for over a year now), and it's inspired a bit of wedding planning too, in terms of gift registries. I mean, c'mon, how cool would it be to have a strawberry tree as a wedding present:

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Full UK Wedding Recaps

Hello lovelies!!

We're married!! On April 17, we tied the legal knot and just over a month later now, we are just getting back to the real world again (blogosphere included) and I'm now officially allowed to stay in the UK. Double awesome.

What's awesome again is that I've finished recapping the UK wedding for So You're EnGAYged, the awesome gay community wedding blog daily publishes that love is all around us. Since it would be a bit silly to post it all again here, I encourage you to go check out the latest over at SYE and get a feel for how our UK wedding came together (Hint: It rocked my world to the very core).

And guess what....? The wedding planning is SO not over. A rainy day in England meant that Alex and I have started to revamp our wedding website with a new California look! Bring it on, wedding website re-launch, new Save the Dates, and a whole new wonderful wedding to the love of my life...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wedding Week: Paul Arrived!

No photos, but Paul arrived safe and sound at 7:30 am-- 4.5 hrs before they closed the British airspace.

All exhausted and very happy in Cornwall.

Wedding Week of Photos: A Day Trip in London

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wedding Week of Photos: Mom Arrives!

Mom arrived at Heathrow Airport!!

Had to take a photo in front of her first Marks & Spencer (Terminal 5 at Heathrow)--and make a reference to Calendar Girls within her first hour of landing....

Together again!!

With her fabulous new luggage from Corey--rockin' style...

She's so cute waiting for the lift to take us to the Underground: World Traveller.

And she made it to Tooting--and took a picture of the flower stall first thing. (And now she's fast asleep--12 hours later!)