A Highland Fairy Tale: We Begin With a Teaser Video!

Hello hive!  Happy June!  It feels like I’ve been gone forever but it’s only been a little over a month since my last honeymoon post.  I had to wait a bit longer for my professional photos (which was really difficult) but I’m happy to report they were worth the wait because they are insanely amazing!  And they make me miss my wedding day ten-fold.

Luckily I get to relive it in epic detail with all of you and I’m totally pumped about that.  So let’s get these recaps started, shall we?

For those of you who aren’t as familiar with my story as others, here are a few highlights of my time as a blogger of Weddingbee:

engagement photo by Jennifer Jackson

engagement photo by Jennifer Jackson

I joined the hive declaring it was my dream come true (and it was).  My other half Mr. Sword, (who proposed to me at the top of the John Hancock building) is from Scotland but didn’t have a family tartan to wear at our wedding, so we decided to design and create our own.  Even though it turned out better than we could ever imagine, it only came about after some disagreeing between myself and Mr. Sword and many opinions from the hive.

I love Mr. Sword's eyes in this photo- he's so good in front of the camera!/engagement photo by Jennifer Jackson

I love Mr. Sword’s eyes in this photo- he’s so good in front of the camera!/engagement photo by Jennifer Jackson

Despite my determination to make my wedding planning year all about me and my boobs, exciting things happened to other people and both my little sister AND Mr. Sword’s wee sis got engaged as well!

In the beginning, I encouraged us all to laugh at ourselves and figure out what type of bride we were most like, I openly showed my support for gay marriage, I begged you all for help in finding a suitable wedding reading, and I made up some new WR lingo.  Speaking of which, how can I get “shrendoring” into Urban Dictionary??  🙂

engagement photo by Jennifer Jackson

engagement photo by Jennifer Jackson

As my planning year came to a close I acted like a drama queen when my dress didn’t fit the first time, but it all worked out in the end thanks to a five-pound weight loss and a new bra.  In my last week as a single lady I admitted my true feelings about plaid/tartan and wrote about how amazing it was to be getting married to the man of my dreams!

And now for a beautiful overview and teaser of our special day:

And with that, it’s time to begin the Sword Recaps!!  Whoo-hoo!  I can’t promise I’ll be brief but I can promise I’ll be open and honest, I’ll be entertaining and at some points embarrassing, and I won’t skip a single major moment!

Sword Wedding footer FINAL

A Highland Fairy Tale Teaser

Happy Holidays Hive!!  I hope you all had an awesome time with your family and/or friends.  I was in North Dakota over Christmas where the temperature promptly dropped below zero.  Gross.  Despite the cold we had a great time celebrating and singing together at church, eating Grandma Sword’s chili, sharing presents, playing games, and gorging on cookies.

I’m actually doing a lot of wedding planning, crafting, and family bonding over the next few days so I won’t have any spare time to write, BUT I will have lots to share with you all starting in January when I’m back in Chicago!

For now here is a project I worked on with Sister/MOH Big Eyes during our time in Bismarck.  The back story is that Sister Big Eyes received a new IPAD from her school and she and her third graders made a movie trailer using iMovie. Well, she showed all of us her trailer and after congratulating her on the awesome work, I exclaimed that we just HAD to make one about my wedding too.

We had a blast making it and then went on to make even more movie trailers with other family members.  I’m not even an Apple person (Mr. Sword and I are “Android people” as he likes to say) but this IPAD app totally rocked my world.  Plus, I’ll jump on any chance to star in a movie made by me about me.  😉

Hope you all enjoy it and I’ll be back next week with lots of wedding updates!

Makes me laugh every time I watch it.  🙂