April 29 11

You guys. I wish I could show you what my site is going to look like soon. I have always loved this design…the first one that Becca did. It has served me well, this theme. But now it’s time for something new. I’ll show you a teeny weeny little snippet so you can get an idea of what this is going to look like.

Becca completely captured the essence of ME. She is a genius. It’s like a dress I would wear with a pair of heels and a string of pearls and never want to take off. It’s clean, it’s fresh, it’s perfect.

Speaking of dresses…

(See what I did there? I am the Queen of Segue!)

(See what I did again? Queen? Get it?)

PERFECTION.

I am one of those who loves this kind of stuff. I am a sucker for a good Royal Wedding. You can judge all you like, that’s up to you. And while neither of the Princes are exactly my cup of tea (and I’d probably choose Harry over William if I could just forget about that time that Prince Harry dressed up like a Nazi although later apologized for), I teared up like mad during the ceremony. When William looked at her and said YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL, I wept for the new Princess. Could he have said anything more perfect, right then? Just a moment; a small, private, heartfelt moment during a huge televised-to-billions event.

PERFECTION.

My wedding almost 13 years ago was not a huge public affair. I mean, no one wanted to watch it on tv and you can sure as heck believe that not one person was setting their alarm clock at 4am for me. IMAGINE. But there was a moment like this at my wedding. A small, private, heartfelt moment.

It was just as my now-husband saw me for the first time. In an Orthodox Jewish wedding there is something called a bedeken. It is actually such a lovely tradition, and I was really so happy that this was a part of our wedding. Right before the ceremony, the bride sits in a chair and the groom, accompanied by friends and family take the brides veil and cover her face with it. Her veil remains over her face until the ceremony ends.

He came in close, just before veiling me (is that a thing?) and whispered something to me. There were no lip-readers at my wedding, but I will tell you what he said. I haven’t told anyone for 13 years.

(We had this inside joke that I can’t really even begin to explain, but we met at camp as basicallyinfants, and there was this depot with a giant sign that said SMP and we made a joke that it stood for sunshine monkey princess. It makes no sense, but we were kids, so just go with it…)

“Sometimes you’re my sunshine, and sometimes you’re my monkey…but right now you are very, very much my princess.”

PERFECTION.

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  1. You haven’t aged a bit Ali! Love that wedding photo!

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    Comment by Kristabella on April 29, 2011
  2. So sweet *tear*

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    Comment by Jess on April 29, 2011
  3. Love those private, little moments. Can’t wait to see the new site!

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    Comment by Amy on April 29, 2011
  4. Awww Ali, that’s so sweet!

    I agree, I also shed some tears during the royal wedding .. it was perfection!

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    Comment by sarah on April 29, 2011
  5. First of all – LOVE the pic of you! Second – OMG! I LOVE your hubs for saying that to you. That’s yummy love, baby!

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    Comment by Rae Ann on April 29, 2011
  6. Awww! Sounds like you have your very own prince! Such a sweet thing to say!

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    Comment by Liz on April 29, 2011
  7. Now I’M ready to cry! That’s really beautiful!

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    Comment by Dana on April 29, 2011
  8. *swoon*

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    Comment by Nanette on April 29, 2011
  9. That is the most beautiful thing I’ve read or seen all day, tear worthy indeed.
    Thank you for sharing that :-)

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    Comment by monstergirlee on April 29, 2011
  10. Well that’s just about the most perfect thing anyone has ever said, royal or no.

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    Comment by Mama Bub on April 29, 2011
  11. Well, hell. Now I’m all sappy again.

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    Comment by Bejewell on April 29, 2011
  12. Ok..that made ME tear up a little! SO sweet!

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    Comment by LibraryGirl62 on April 29, 2011
  13. So sweet. All of this wedding talk makes me so giddy for my own one day. Thanks for sharing such a sweet moment from yours!

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    Comment by Sensibly Sassy on April 29, 2011
  14. YOU MADE ME CRY.

    :)

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    Comment by Angella on April 29, 2011
  15. OH How Sweet!! I love it and need to go get a kleenex now!

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    Comment by Jana A on April 30, 2011
  16. Aww! That’s so sweet! Now I’m hopeful that my fiancé will think of something to say….

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    Comment by Heather on April 30, 2011
  17. that picture is heartstopping. need to wipe off some happy tears now.

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    Comment by julie on April 30, 2011
  18. I was totally smitten too. Such a beautiful loving couple.
    I recorded it all… and will probably watch it again. and again. and again.

    Between the two princes, Harry’s more my type too.

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    Comment by Nenette on April 30, 2011
  19. Awww! So sweet!

    I can’t wait to see the new design. I am sure it will be awesome!

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    Comment by Shannon on May 2, 2011
  20. Well this was just ridiculously adorable.

    (And I can’t wait to see your new sitely digs!)

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    Comment by Kerri Anne on May 2, 2011
  21. This has been a great reminder that I, too, felt like a princess on my wedding day. A nice thing to remember, after 10 years ; )

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    Comment by katy on May 2, 2011
  22. i’m actually tearing up. that’s so cute. i guess he was already the most romantic guy in north america back then, just undiscovered!
    also, totally beats what my hubby whispered … “there’s a mistake in our ketubah!” gotta love him.

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    Comment by adina on May 3, 2011
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