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07 October 2008

I have something to tell you. Something big. [More:]

See the bunny? The bunny pinned to the bouquet? essexjan gave me that bunny. It was my something new and my something blue.

I think TheDonF and I have made MetaChat history. We call first couple-who-met-on-MetaChat-and-got-married!

It all started in this thread. Thank you so much, bunnies, for being here. Really.

And special thanks and lots of whuffles to cmonkey and essexjan for serving as our witnesses!
P.S. The name of our officiant was Trevor Love. We got married by Mr. Love.
posted by Specklet 07 October | 16:26
posted by mullacc 07 October | 16:28
That is so completely adorable and awesome.
posted by sperose 07 October | 16:29
Congratulations! You two look great together and this could only be better if you had been married by Dr Love!
posted by dg 07 October | 16:29
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posted by MonkeyButter 07 October | 16:29
That? Is awesome. Congrats to you both!
posted by gaspode 07 October | 16:33
I had never been a bridesmaid before (despite sister's six weddings) so this was a very, very special day for me to share with Specklet and TheDonF.

The funniest part was when cmonkey and I were waiting outside as Specklet and TheDonF went and filled out the forms before the ceremony. A member of staff came out and asked if we were the next couple to get married. cmonkey practically screamed and almost had a heart attack on the spot.
posted by essexjan 07 October | 16:33
Fantastic news! Congratulations to both of you, and best wishes for your happy future together!
posted by goo 07 October | 16:36
You two look absolutely wonderful. A rosy glow suffuses you. Congratulations!
posted by Miko 07 October | 16:37
lol! jan, that's an awesome story!

sincerest congrats to both you two. so. ossem.
posted by lonefrontranger 07 October | 16:37
Ah ah ahhaaa haa I'd forgotten about that, Jan!

Yep, as soon as I heard that Jan had never been a bridesmaid (despite her sister's six weddings) I decided on the spot that she would be mine. And so she was! Packing Burger King crowns and a blue bunny!
posted by Specklet 07 October | 16:38
awwwwwwww, Congratulations!
posted by theora55 07 October | 16:41
Wowsa. Congrats.
posted by danostuporstar 07 October | 16:41
You wacky, wacky kids.
posted by ethylene 07 October | 16:43
Corngratulations! Woo woo woo woo!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 07 October | 16:44
So beautiful! Congratulations!
posted by LoriFLA 07 October | 16:45
That's a really beautiful building- is that the local City Hall? New York City is in the process of building a beautiful new place for civil ceremonies, which I think is nice.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 07 October | 16:47
It's the City Hall in Brighton, where we had a simple civil ceremony. It was very pretty and more heartfelt than we had anticipated, really very sweet. (We're going to have a full-on wedding with family in a few months, this was just for us. And cmonkey and essexjan.)
posted by Specklet 07 October | 16:50
congrats you crazy bunnies.
posted by special-k 07 October | 16:51
woooooo! congrats!
posted by kellydamnit 07 October | 16:51
Mazel tov!
posted by brujita 07 October | 16:51
Wait, TheDonF is a younger and more dapper Anthony Bourdain? Who knew?? Specklet, you are one lucky lady.

Congratulations and every good wish, you two crazy kids. God bless those sugar gliders, eh?

I had never been a bridesmaid before (despite sister's six weddings)

Jan, this an awesome opening line to a short story.
posted by scody 07 October | 16:52
When did you all sneak off? Where is the fam bam and on which continent?
posted by ethylene 07 October | 16:53
Lovely. Wonderful! Hooray for love!
posted by crush-onastick 07 October | 16:53
Awwwwww, that's fantastic! Congrats!
posted by krix 07 October | 16:54
Oh, and I was the something old. :-D
posted by essexjan 07 October | 16:56
You look like something new.
posted by ethylene 07 October | 16:58
posted by stynxno 07 October | 16:59
I had to look up Anthony Bourdain. Yep, that's TheDonF all right.
posted by Specklet 07 October | 16:59
Cmonkey, you're so cute in that suit!
posted by mudpuppie 07 October | 17:00
TheDonF is so much cuter than Tony.
And far more pragmatic, i'm sure, with a more diverse music collection.
posted by ethylene 07 October | 17:01

Does this mean that someone gets to face IMMIGRATION HELL? If so, my condolences, and it works out eventually.
posted by ROU Xenophobe 07 October | 17:10
O very cool! Congratulations, you two. How completely wonderful!! Best to you both!
posted by Sil 07 October | 17:12
Also, as I was sort of mother-of-the-bride-in-loco-parentis, I made sure that I fulfilled my responsibilities and had "the talk" with Specklet about what to expect, you know, on The Wedding Night.

I told her that it was best just to lie back and think of England, that it was an ordeal, but it would all be over in just a few seconds.

Thankfully, she survived it.
posted by essexjan 07 October | 17:13
Hee hee hee!

ROU Xenophobe, we did it, it's over with now, and we shall never speak of it again. Unless we move to the States.
posted by Specklet 07 October | 17:16
posted by richat 07 October | 17:19
Yayyyyy!!! Whuffles to both of you, many many congrats!
posted by SassHat 07 October | 17:25
That's a gorgeous photo, too! And essexjan has been at two MeCha weddings so far (jonmc and pips too) - that must be a record!
posted by goo 07 October | 17:32
I actually squeed out loud and clapped my hands! You are a gorgeous couple and I wish you many, many years of happiness together.

I just find this all so terribly exciting!!
posted by jrossi4r 07 October | 17:38
posted by box 07 October | 17:39
posted by By the Grace of God 07 October | 17:46
Specklet! TheDonF! How wonderful! Congratulations!

That's a whole lotta HOTTness, right there. (EJ and cmonkey too!)
posted by initapplette 07 October | 17:50
That is simply the coolest fucking thing ever. A million mazel tovs. A million.
posted by Divine_Wino 07 October | 18:08
Wow! Congratulations to you both!
posted by typewriter 07 October | 18:11
YAAAY! You both look so lovely! (And cmonkey and EJ are no slouches in that department either.)

posted by Fuzzbean 07 October | 18:32
posted by Eideteker 07 October | 18:44
posted by gomichild 07 October | 18:52
This post made me immeasurably happy! Y'all are both gorgeous, and look just sublimely in love. Congratulations!
posted by Stewriffic 07 October | 18:55
That's fantastic news! Congratulations to you both. Everyone looks super pretty/handsome in the picture~!
posted by fluffy battle kitten 07 October | 18:58
Wow, congratulations! You all look amazing!

yay for bunny love!
posted by casarkos 07 October | 19:17
How very awesomely cool. Congrats, you guys!
posted by chewatadistance 07 October | 19:31
Oh! *fans self* The kiss photo is just suffused with happiness and love.

Congratulations and my best wishes to you both! How lovely.
posted by Elsa 07 October | 19:32
posted by WolfDaddy 07 October | 19:45
That's gorgeous!

congratulations! *whuffles to all*
posted by jonathanstrange 07 October | 19:52
WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's the best thing I've heard in a very long time!! Congratulations, both of you!!!!!

pictures, pictures, please!
posted by redvixen 07 October | 19:58
Sorry, I had to post so fast that I didn't have time to look at the photos. You guys are gorgeous!! Congratulations again!!
posted by redvixen 07 October | 19:59
Congratulations!!!! How totally wonderful!!! Yay!!!
posted by mygothlaundry 07 October | 20:14
hee hee hee hee hee. Yay.
posted by rainbaby 07 October | 20:20
Noway! Awesome!! Yay!! You should see me here, i'm jumping for joy! Congratulations guys!! Thedonf, specklet is one of my favoritestest bunnies so please please take good care of her!
posted by ramix 07 October | 20:52
OhMygod! This is sooo wonderful dear Specklet! Congratulations to you and TheDonF. Oh, you both are sooo beautiful! What a great looking couple you make. wow. I mean wow.

And essexjan, you are beautiful! I didn't know you were so beautiful. Love your outfit. And cmonkey, you're so handsome.Adorable. That photograph of you four is utterly charming. Such beautiful flowers in front of you.

This is so romantic you met here and now are married?!! Amazing. wow. What a great story. MetaChat history. We should have a MetaChat album.

So you met over sugar gliders?! That is too delightful. So now you share those little pink nosed rascal fuzzily wuzzilies?

Are you both going to live in England or America or both?

Wherever you go I wish you both every happiness, contentment, loving and feeling loved.

*sigh of joy
posted by nickyskye 07 October | 21:00
Rock. out.

Conga ≡ Click to see image ≡
rats ≡ Click to see image ≡
to yas both!

posted by Zack_Replica 07 October | 21:28
Fuckingfantastic! Happy life, folks... Wish we coulda been there!
posted by Pips 07 October | 21:32
Best wishes to the lovely bride and the handsome groom!
Congratulations, y'all!
posted by lilywing13 07 October | 21:36
That is so cool. Wonderful news and thanks for sharing.
Loved all the portraits.

posted by alicesshoe 07 October | 21:53
This is still making me smile, hour later :) YAY! Congrats again!
posted by Sil 07 October | 22:11
We puny humans seldom have the right words for event of such earth-shattering greatness: so let me quote "il sommo poeta":

Quando leggemmo il dis´ato riso

esser basciato da cotanto amante,

questi, che mai da me non fia diviso,

la bocca mi basci˛ tutto tremante.


When as we read of the much-longed-for smile

Being by such a noble lover kissed,

This one, who ne'er from me shall be divided,

Kissed me upon the mouth all palpitating.

Much happiness, kids. Rock on, as the Alighieri would say.
posted by matteo 07 October | 22:13
I'm so happy for you crazy kids!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson 07 October | 22:20
Dude, I had no idea, but congrats and wuffles all the same!
posted by TrishaLynn 07 October | 22:31
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posted by arse_hat 07 October | 23:06
Specklet, that is so awesome! And that dress is DIVINE! Especially with the necklace. And the hair. And the Specklet. Congratulations!!!!!
posted by small_ruminant 07 October | 23:14
Holy holy holy crap. That's wonderful! And may I say, you are both spectacularly good-lookin'. That dress is a knockout -- not a colour I'd have thought of but just wow-wow-wow. Congrats!
posted by loiseau 07 October | 23:18
w00tw00tw00t! Congratulations!
posted by bunnyfire 07 October | 23:24
It really was a very nice ceremony, and Mr. Love was pretty great. I think you guys should see if he can officiate at the full ceremony in the UK.

A member of staff came out and asked if we were the next couple to get married. cmonkey practically screamed and almost had a heart attack on the spot.

Haha, I had forgotten about this, too.
posted by cmonkey 07 October | 23:42
Of course, TheDonF has to know that we are all watching to make sure he treats our specklet right, right?
posted by dg 08 October | 00:04
And vice versa.
posted by ethylene 08 October | 00:08
hugs, whuffles, and all -- what a cute couple you two are! And I say TheDonF gets to star in the George Clooney biopic.

I remember that sugar glider thread, yessiree! I am not the type who pays attention to the tiny little signals over the years that indicate something like this is imminent, though.
posted by stilicho 08 October | 00:13
Eeeeeeeeeee! Thanks all! Yay!
posted by TheDonF 08 October | 01:23
Congratulations, the both of you. This is lovely news.
(of course - this means my mid-term plan of becoming TheDonF's lover is now scuppered, but heck.)
posted by seanyboy 08 October | 02:12
Oh, thank you all so much for your congratulations! Really, you guys make up a wonderful community and we're so happy we know you! We've been squishing our toes reading your comments.

Whuffles for everyone!
posted by Specklet 08 October | 02:29
And thanks for the compliments on the dress! I was a little freaked out by the pink, but I was pretty sure it was the right decision when I found shoes that matched exactly within five seconds of walking into Nordstrom.
posted by Specklet 08 October | 02:30
The dress was stunning, Specklet. Now you're out of the closet, I'll post - if it's ok with you guys - my photos on Flickr in the next few days.

Sadly, I did not get a picture of Mr Love :-(((
posted by essexjan 08 October | 05:46
Go right ahead, Jan. Maybe cmonkey got a shot of Mr. Love... I haven't seen any pics from him yet. cmonkey?
posted by Specklet 08 October | 05:49
OMG! This is incredible! HUGE HUGE congrats to both of y'all... I am so tickled for you. :)
posted by BoringPostcards 08 October | 06:45
Go right ahead, Jan. Maybe cmonkey got a shot of Mr. Love... I haven't seen any pics from him yet. cmonkey?

I don't think I did, as I assumed that Jan would and that her photos would be better than mine, but I'll look when I get home.
posted by cmonkey 08 October | 06:54

And, I must add, the entire wedding party looked smashingly wonderful!
posted by mightshould 08 October | 07:13
I am *slightly* disappointed that there apparently was not a choir of beautifully dressed sugar gliders singing "O Promise Me," but nevertheless, congratulations and best wishes and all that good stuff.
posted by JanetLand 08 October | 07:14
Congratulations, you two!!
posted by mike9322 08 October | 07:24
Many congrats on the wedding! Here's wishing you the happiest of marriages!
posted by misteraitch 08 October | 08:44
I didn't take a photo of Mr. Love, but here are some photos...

Of the vows...
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I can't remember what was going on here, but you both look so very interested...
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And finally, when you were both wearing traditional British wedding attire
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posted by cmonkey 08 October | 11:55
Congratulations Specklet and TheDonF! Everyone looks great, EJ and cmonkey too!
posted by halonine 08 October | 13:12


So much love for the both of you, Specklet.

This is unbearably sweet...meep.
posted by Lipstick Thespian 08 October | 13:40
Wow, yay!
You guys are adorable!
Hooray internet! Hooray Metachat!
Hooray exclamation points!
posted by Hellbient 08 October | 15:03
I wish I could get away with a pickup line like "have you seen my sugar gliders?", but people would think it was a double entendre and slap me.

You two look radiant, congratulations and best of luck!
posted by Quentin 08 October | 15:39
Just saw this thread--Wow! Congratulations! That's so wonderful. Big hugs to you both. And yes, you both look way too hawt for words. Woo!
posted by elizard 09 October | 08:27
How did I miss this? Congrats!!
posted by CitrusFreak12 09 October | 09:24
*Throws confetti*

Whohoo! And I, too, love that dress! Congrats!

*blows kazoo*
posted by lysdexic 09 October | 21:56
Ummmm, WOW! I need to start getting back into this place more often. Many congratulations!
posted by tr33hggr 10 October | 12:42

posted by tangerine 11 October | 00:50
Oh my God, I can't believe I missed this. This is fantastic news. Many congratulations!
posted by chrismear 12 October | 05:11
I missed this, too!!!!

Congratulations, you two! I love everything about these pictures! Everyone looks so happy and glamorous at the same time - it must be a UK thing.
posted by muddgirl 12 October | 13:21
Thanks guys, thanks thanks! Yay!
posted by Specklet 13 October | 03:42
Whuffles! I just saw this thread. Hooray! Congratulations!
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