Month: June 2010

#Paul&Sara ‘s Hilarious Twitter Wedding (Video)

When we decided to stream our wedding online, we knew there was a good chance the video quality would not be great.  The plan was to stream it the best we could on that day, and post the higher-quality video shortly afterward.  For those that missed the stream, or just couldn’t get a great connection, here is the ceremony in it’s entirety along with the transcript.

Good afternoon. Sara and Paul would like to thank everyone for joining them here on this beautiful day to share in their celebration and welcome you no matter where you come from, whether you’re here with us in Bienville Square, or joining us online.

Connections between people are a powerful thing, and the connections that people forge via the Internet can be the spark that creates lasting and wonderful real-life relationships. Most of you here know each other because of the Internet, and there can be no greater testament to those connections than the occasion we are here to witness today- the joining of two people who have weathered two years of trial and distance in order to be together. Two people who have literally changed their worlds, and could not have done it without the support of their friends, and the wonders of modern technology.

Some would call them insane, others might call them crazy. (Some have called them far worse, and if I wasn’t getting paid for this, I probably would too…) Whatever you call it, their stubborn natures, along with the internet, have been the force behind their pulling off this Lifehack of epic proportions.

Paul would you take Sara’s hand and repeat after me…

·       I Paul take you Sara to be my wife,
·       my lover and my best friend always.
·       To love you, to follow you,
·       to stumble and to retweet,
·       to share, support and encourage
·       even when your ego rivals my own.
·       To fix your computers and maintain your blog
·       until such time as my hard drive permanently gives up the ghost.
·       I promise to always be faithful to you
·        and help you achieve your goals
·       and that which makes you happy in life
·       and to make your dreams my own.
·       I promise to share my gadgets and hosting
·       in the same way I share my body and heart
·       and to be beside you online and off,
·       to infinty and beyond.

Sara, would you repeat after me…

·       I Sara take you Paul to be my husband,
·       my lover, and my best friend always.
·       To follow you, friend you,
·       and always comment on your blog posts, even when I don’t agree with them.
·       To pretend to listen when you rant,
·       to wear lingerie when you· ask,
·       and to not complain when you play Call of Duty with your friends.
·       I promise to put nothing else before you,
·        and to always ensure you are at the top of my contacts.
·       I promise to love you, to be faithful to you,
·       and to be your muse and your partner in all things, online and off,
·       to infinity and beyond.

Paul, take Sara’s ring and place it on her finger and repeat after me:

·       Just as this circle is without end,
·       my love for you is never-ending.
·       With this ring, I take you to be my partner for life.

Sara, take Paul’s ring and place it on his finger and repeat after me:

·       Just as this circle is without end,
·       my love for you is never-ending.
·       With this ring, I take you to be my partner for life.

(Handfasting)

Know now that since your lives have crossed, you have formed ties between each other. The promises you make today and the ties that are bound here will cross the years and will greatly strengthen your union. With full awareness, know that you declare your intent to be handfasted before your friends and family. Do you still seek to enter this ceremony?

Bride & Groom: We do.
I bid you look into each others eyes.

“Will you share yourselves freely and generously with each other, making time to be together?”
“We will.”
“The first binding is thus made with dark blue, symbolic of Water, that your love may flow and fill you to your depths.” [The dark blue cord is draped over the couple’s hands.]
“Will you each seek to ease the other’s pain and suffering, sharing laughter and joy?”
“We will.”
“The second binding is thus made with green, symbolic of Earth, that your love may be wise and nurturing, and your happiness abundant.” [The green cord is draped over the couple’s hands.]
“Will you strive to keep your romance alive through daily actions and words of encouragement?”
“We will.”
“The third binding is thus made with red, symbolic of Fire, that your love may be bright and passionate.” [The red cord is draped over the couple’s hands.]
“Will you both help each other to grow in spirit and wisdom?”
“We will.”
“The fourth binding is thus made with light blue, symbolic of Air, that your love may be as limitless as the sky, and filled with spirit.” [The light blue cord is draped over the couple’s hands. All four cords are tied together.]
“You are now bound together, your two lives joined by love and trust into one life.”
The knots of this binding are not formed by these chords, but rather by your vows. For as always, you hold in your own hands the making or breaking of this union.

Inasmuch as you have sealed your vows in the presence of those gathered here and online, by the giving of rings and have consented together to live in marriage, it gives me much pleasure to pronounce that you are now Husband and Wife.
You sir have just signed your life away, you may now kiss your bride.

Did I Toss the Sex Toy? Why Yes I Did! (And Who Won One Too!)

I caught a little flack for suggesting I would be tossing a sex toy at my wedding instead of the bouquet. Weddings are ‘supposed to be’ about tradition, in spite of the fact that Paul and I are anything but traditional. We knew all along this wedding would be done our way, and we didn’t let any criticism sway us from that.

On Saturday night as the reception was just getting into full swing, we took the oh-so-tastefully-wrapped (Star Wars wrapping paper ya know!) Triple Indulgence Rabbit Vibrator so thoughtfully provided by Eden Fantasys and had the girls gather ’round.

Such pretty, sweet ladies…

And I tossed it….

We have amazing video footage of this that I will get up later in the week, but needless to say those sweet southern ladies were more than willing to do what needed to be done to get their hands on that toy. (Hope may or may not be biting Heather’s wrist in that picture, I’ll leave it to you to figure out. She did get it though!!) It. was. hilarious.

I wish we could have found a way to make the online giveaway half as exciting, but the internet only gets you so far. Still, we had a lot of fun reading the advice people left on how to have a happy marriage. ‘Lots of sex’ seemed to be the most obvious and repeated answer, although frequency was up for debate (everything from every opportunity to once a month! Just once a month, really??).

While it’s not the most practical, my choice of winner came from Shonda Peterson simply because it made me laugh the loudest-

I will give you the advice my mom gave me, if he ever gives you problems, just tie him up with bed sheets and beat him with a broom.

If there’s anything Paul and I enjoy, it’s a good laugh together. That friendship and laughter is a huge part of the foundation for our relationship, and Shonda hit the nail on the head with her reminder.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated and gave us their words of wisdom, and thanks so much to Eden Fantasys for giving us the means to create a wedding memory NO ONE will forget!

Our Wedding Livestream #Paul&Sara

Paul and I are getting married at 4pm CST (10pm GMT) and we’d like you all to be a part of it. You can join in the celebration by following the livestream here and follow along on Twitter using the#Paul&Sara hashtag.

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