Author Archives: Justina

Six months on…

Wow, six months already… we still need to write a testimonial for Gabriella. The more I look back the more I see just how vital she was and how lovely it was to have her in our corner. On October … Continue reading

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After the fact…

It’s been quite a month. All the waiting and secret keeping ended up being well worth it. Reactions have been positive. My parents are thrilled; they basically said, “We don’t have to worry about the ceremony and can go straight … Continue reading

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Twitterpated

Leaving for Italy this afternoon. Joe and I are bouncing with excitement. We’d better get to the airport soon so we can be bored for a few hours. Passport, tickets, money, papers, dress, rings… oy. Here we go!

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Gearing up for the finish…

One more snafu to report that could have been avoided with a bit more effort. I’d called to cancel this dress on June 2nd, after they recommended that I do so. But a couple days ago I got an e-mail … Continue reading

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On a silly, inconsequential note before I continue with the saga of the paperwork…

Joe’s ring fits around mine perfectly. :) It was meant to be. Or it’s just coincidence. :)

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Dress been gotten

In spite of my leaning towards white, the dress is lilac. In spite of my wanting tea length, it is floor length. In spite of my not wanting a train, it has one. In spite of my intending to find … Continue reading

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Musical chairs, dress wise

So it looks as if I will not be wearing this dress after all. I got a phone call this afternoon from Metrofashion informing me that they were having difficulties with their distributor for that dress and couldn’t guarantee delivery … Continue reading

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Paperwork

Finally got my Atto Notorio from the local Italian consulate. Our two witnesses, Joe, and I went in this morning to sign it. Halfway through the process I was told I needed to get another apostille for the translation of … Continue reading

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Translations

While I’m waiting for my tea kettle to boil, I’ll vent a little about international paperwork. Geh. It’s about as much fun as you’d expect it to be. I need to get my birth certificate translated into Italian and French … Continue reading

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The Actual Date and more blather

July 20th at 11:30 am… Venice time. We’ve signed up with Wedding in Rome and have started down the road which involves money, specifically nonrefundable money, so it’s real now. Somehow getting the rings doesn’t quite have the impact as … Continue reading

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The actual event… *twitch*

So we will be getting married in July. In Italy. Venice specifically. Right now, we’re leaning towards going with this group for organizational and planning purposes. Getting married in another country requires a bit of paperwork. Is this really happening?!

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Jewelers

Here are some reviews of local jewelers that we went to in our search for wedding rings. Freedman Jewelers: Really didn’t like these guys. They were pushy and didn’t seem to listen. When I said I wanted sapphires instead of … Continue reading

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Rings and Things

I’m a liberal girl. I also have a healthy dose of white guilt. There’s no way for me as an American to be completely sure that I’ve removed all sources of cruelty to others, short of going completely off the … Continue reading

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Greetings world

My boyfriend and I are eloping. We are trying to keep this a secret, but since it requires such preparation and I’ll want to remember this time in the future I’m starting this “secret” journal. “Why not just keep a … Continue reading

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