So…I’m a slacker. But I have a good reason…

As you probably have noticed, I haven’t been keeping up with this blog thing at all over the last few months. And here’s the reason why:

Maxwell Zoran Wilson

This little guy came into our lives this last week, and has really broadened my perspective on life. The months leading up to his arrival were a little stressful, and if I’m to be honest, I was very grateful that it was in the wedding off season. Not only was I taking care of his mom, but I was also preparing the house for him and for my transition to a Work From Home employee at my day job. This meant taking on a major project finishing our basement to add living space, and converting our two guest rooms into a baby room and an office. However it was worth all the time and effort, because he is pretty kick ass. I just hope I can be the best dad I can be, and provide a good example for him to learn and grow from.

Who knows…maybe I’ll even have to some day change the name to “Get Wed By Ed and Son”!

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Great engagement story from a guy’s perspective

Such a great, entertaining read. I really admire the attention to detail in the ruse for the greater good. And while most guys won’t go through the same physical adventure the author did, most of us will go through a mental journey with as many twists and turns.

Check it out! Groom makes sure he get’s the parental signoff before popping the question

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Really!? I mean….really?

Couple Denied Request to Submit Wedding Announcement
I saw this article online and it really made me sad.  For those of you that don’t want to click through, a newspaper refused to publish an engagement announcement because it involved a lesbian couple.  It’s just so foreign to me.  What does it matter?  How does it affect anyone reading the paper?  How devastating for Kristy…but good for her to stand up and rally support.

Hopefully one day we can put all this ugliness behind us and see it for what it is- Love.

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Ebert on Same Sex Marriage

Great blog post from Roger Ebert on his thoughts around Same Sex Marriage-

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2010/08/the_first_time_i_heard.html

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Some fun days to look at next year

November 11, 2011 or 11.11.11.  Whose #1 now? :)

September 10, 2001 or 09.10.11.  Brings me back to Sesame Street…and instantly put that little 1 2 3 4 5, 6 7 8 9 10, 11 12 song in my head :)

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Sports theme wedding…ABSOLUTELY!!!

I’ve heard a lot of comments in the past about sports themed weddings, and unfortunately most of them have been negative.  I am absolutely a supporter of a sports theme, as for many people their allegiance to a team is a big part of their personality.  Sports teams give us a way to break the ice, an instant common bond, an emotional experience as we move from the good plays to the bad (any of this sound familiar?).  And if someone is lucky enough to have found a partner that shares their passion…why not make it a part of your wedding?  Especially here in Atlanta, where we have so many great teams and options to choose from.

Incorporating your team into your wedding could be as simple as a pin on a lapel or a mix of colored table decorations all the way up to performing the ceremony in the stands during a game of your favorite team.  Just remember…it’s your day.  If you are a fan and want to incorporate your team…go for it.

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“An ideological objection … is insufficient.”

There’s a great opinion article in the L.A. Times Who has standing to appeal Prop. 8 ruling? Absolutely spectacular. Conservatives have set precendent that may prevent themselves from legally fighting the decision to strike down Prop. 8, and that would allow marriage equality.

How does two men or two women being married personally affect my marriage? It doesn’t. It doesn’t lessen the value of my marriage or its strength.

The world needs more committed partners whose relationship is protected. It will only strengthen the institution of marriage as a whole.

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“I do” Do-over

Project Wedding posted an “I Do-Over List” of regrets that brides had about their wedding day. What made #6? Being clear with your officiant about how your vows will be said.

Apparently it’s a big thing that lots of folks wish they had done differently. Don’t become one of them.

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Congratulations!

Thanks Shawn & Heidi for the beach wedding booking! Looking forward to next July.

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Get Wed by Ed at the Ted :rimshot:

Seriously, would love to do a baseball-themed wedding at a Braves game. Can you picture it?

In the stands, during the 7th inning stretch. The bride & groom (or groom & groom) in jerseys, Ed in a umpire’s shirt, rings nestled on a glove. And the crowd goes wild.

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