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Had We But World Enough, and Time, This Slow Wedding Planning Were No Crime

Had We But World Enough, and Time, This Slow Wedding Planning Were No Crime

Mark it down in the daybook. February 11, 2014: The day I realized that you could literally devote unlimited time and bottomless resources to the plotting of your nuptials.

Deepak and I have now been engaged nearly two whole months. And what do we have to show for it?

I mean, besides our ever-strengthening ardor (“My vegetable love should grow / Vaster than empires, and more slow”!), my impractical bauble and the semi-legitimacy of our sinful living arrangement?

Done
Done
... and done.
… and done.

OK, I admit it. I’ve been failing my inner Charlotte York Goldenblatt.

"Marry in haste, repent at leisure." Except the other way around.
“Marry in haste, repent at leisure.” Except the other way around.

It’s extremely daunting to winnow down your and your fiancé’s every acquaintance and relation into 3 columns (cherished readers, you are all in the “A” column of my life!). I beat myself up all the time over not posting more blog entries or for not thinking of the most creative way to graphically illustrate an idea. (Please, for my sanity, keep your quibbles with my GIFs and crude manips to yourself!) Little wonder, then, that it feels extremely indulgent and/or frivolous to spend the requisite hours calling vendors, researching ideas and hashing out budgets. Trawling Pinterest, The Knot and their ilk does NOT feel like the most productive use of my time; yet, 2 months into our engagement, when Deepak asks me what I’ve done and what I know, my nuptial nescience is glaring.

The movies never warned me about all the game theory of wedding planning! All I saw was peonies, génoise and organza. Not spreadsheets, “must invite” columns and using aliases to call prospective vendors.

I’ll now attempt to find the belated high gear on the locomotive of our wedding planning. (To be clear: The love was always in high gear; the plotting of a lavish fête conceived to highlight the dizzying highs and humanizing yet still inspiring lows of our union, less so.) In the meantime, let me make it up to you with this jarringly unrelated pastiche of photos of what I’ve been up to while not wedding-stressing.

Deepak and I have been roasting so many vegetables! It's asparagus season, I gather.
Deepak and I have been roasting so many vegetables! It’s asparagus season, I gather.
This dog is prejudiced against me because of my slow wedding planning.
This dog is prejudiced against me because of my slow wedding planning.
We've been watching and enjoying the Olympics, of course!
We’ve been watching and enjoying the Olympics, of course!
... and experimenting with new cocktails.
… and experimenting with new cocktails.
Another new drink: the maple latte (made with decadent maple syrup, which we usually use on oatmeal).
Another new drink: the maple latte (made with decadent maple syrup, which we usually use on oatmeal).
Hangin' with friends
Hangin’ with friends
Crouchin' with friends
Crouchin’ with friends
Conveniently, my shoulder is positioned so that you can seamlessly photoshop in a little angel, who's currently exhorting: "GO HOME AND PLAN YOUR WEDDING!"
Conveniently, my shoulder is positioned so that you can seamlessly photoshop in a little angel, who’s currently exhorting: “GO HOME AND PLAN YOUR WEDDING!”


1 thought on “Had We But World Enough, and Time, This Slow Wedding Planning Were No Crime”

  • that last photo is fantastic!

    also I’m glad you’ve been putting in more pictures and gifs as discussed on our whale outing!

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