Brian and I have officially been married for one month! And, honestly, the only awkward thing is how earnestly cheesy and romantical I've become.
I can't even bring myself to type "barf." Marriage is ruining me.
Kidding. Kidding. It's the best ever.
Before I ramble on any further - and y'all know I'll be a-ramblin' - a quick note that all photos shared here today are from our professional photographer Kylene Lynn Photography. Kylene is amazing and I'd recommend her in a heartbeat to any Central PA brides-to-be (or grooms-to-be! #gendernorms). If you are going to share any of these in any way like pin them or I don't know, email them to your grandma or whatever, please credit Kylene! NO I am not so vain as to actually think you're going to like, create a whole magazine of my personal wedding photos but I don't know how the internet works and just want to make sure I'm giving credit where credit is due!
OK I'm a psycho. MOVING ON!!
What have I learned in the month we've been married? Well! Did you know that during World War II the US Armed Forces trained a regiment to fight on skis in the traditional Alpine style? This skill was used but once and doesn't actually seem to have been that successful but, the more you know!
I realize this has nothing to do with me, or with Brian, or with marriage but I learned it last week, post-wedding so...it counts?
To be honest, not much has changed in the day-to-day in the last month of our lives. We were already living together (whoops), had a joint checking account, and shared a closet. We've felt "married" for a long time and now it's just legally binding. I'm sure I'll have plenty of ladymag worthy insights on marriage in the months and years to come but for the past 30 days, I've just been enjoying the ride.
It's so much fun to call Brian my husband. I find any excuse to bring it up - on the phone with random work colleagues, in line at the grocery store, to my coffee cart guy. I especially like putting on a sort of character, the lovingly exasperated wife. This past week I was in a taxi at 6 PM on my way to meet Brian at the airport and my driver asked me what time my flight was.
"Oh, not until 9:15" I said. And then, with a knowing chuckle and a slight shake of the head, "But my husband loves to get to the airport hours early."
Oh, that husband!
Did I mention he's a part time GQ model?! Like, seriously.
I also enjoy coming up with clever new nicknames playing off husband. I think hubby sounds so cheesy...we can do better. Some gems:
- Hubba Bubba
- Hubble Telescope
- Barney Hubble
and my personal favorite:
L. Ron Hubbard
I crack myself up.
Honestly, if I have actually learned one thing in the month since we've been married, it is that I really, really and I mean REALLY like looking at photos of myself.
Oh wait...I already knew that.
I actually think I look like a total goofball in that photo. I'm vain enough to admit I can work it with a grin but the smize? Niet zo much. America's Next Top Model, I ain't.
I have officially decided to change my last name, though I'm planning to continue using my maiden name at work. Though I've gone through zero of the legal steps to make this happen, it has been very fun to gradually transition into my new identity. Receiving birthday cards in the mail this week has been a hilarious example of my general confusion over the matter. I received cards addressed to: Mrs. Elizabeth Scott, Liz Scott (!!!), Elizabeth Hohenadel Scott and Elizabeth Hohenadel/Scott.
I think the Hohenadel - slash - Scott is my favorite and most accurately representing of my current state.
Why pick one when I can just mix and match! Keep it fresh!
I am planning to do some little recaplets of some wedding business and by recaplets I really mean recap + whatever suffix means XXXXXXTRA long because, let's be real here. I'm going to do these once a week on Wednesdays because Wedding Wednesday is alliterative and like any basic bitch, I love me some alliteration. Also, doing wedding posts once per week allows those who don't care about weddings AT ALL to not read and those who ONLY care about weddings to only read those posts. And, most importantly, it helps me continue my previously stated goal of extending this JUST MARRIED attention as long and strong as I can.
Except this week I'm doing Wedding Tuesday because our anniversary is Tuesday and twice per week is more than my lazy bones can handle. I guess I could do like...non alliterative wedding posts on Tuesdays from here on out but that's just not as cute. Ugh, life is so hard sometimes. Am I overthinking this whole thing?
Ok so just one more gratuitous smooching shot...
and, OK FINE a photo of the wedding party...
and ALRIGHT ALRIIIIGHT, a hilarious dance scene...
A little bit softer now!
My brother is the best.
And I'm out of here. Stop begging me to post more wedding photos! I'm going to look like I'm obsessed with myself and my HUSBANDDDD or something! How embarrassing.
Blowing this exit, Liz. Shut it down.
xoxo M(r)s. Elizabeth Hohenadel / Scott