Wedding fever

First: They say it’s difficult to sell a mainstream novel set in Asia, but here’s Silver Phoenix! Release party and contest for Cindy Pon’s debut book over at her blog.

4098001_blogBack to weddings: I’ve barely unpacked and thrown my clothes into the washer and already I have to get ready for another trip. My cousin Kimmy is getting married this weekend in San Diego and I’ll take any excuse to go to California — oh, and we’re a close family and all that too, of course! 🙂

This is definitely the year of the wedding for me. I’ve heard this is pretty common for couples to fall into it like dominos one after another. In my case, it seemed like my wedding was the kicker. Shortly after we got engaged, a whole bunch of other people, friends and family, also announced engagements. I suppose once the wedding buzz starts, all the gals started gushing and all the guys started getting nervous, and so on and so forth in a chain reaction.

This year three of my friends are getting married (or are already married now). Two of these were couples in epic relationships that finally took the next step. I was sad to have to miss their weddings since I had moved out of state. Two of my family members – cousin Kimmy and Little Sis are also tying the knot. Happy, hectic times!

It’s good to see that happy news can be contagious too.


  1. Dara
    Apr 28, 2009 @ 09:27:43

    For me, it’s the year of babies 😛 Everyone seems to be pregnant or having children within four to six months of one another. Since December, there have been two babies from my hubby’s cousins; one of my close friends from college had one a few weeks ago and a girl from church just gave birth last Friday. I’m waiting for one of my other friends to tell me she’s pregnant (I’m certain it’ll be coming any time soon…). Another friend of mine is getting married next month and told me flat out she wanted kids as soon as possible, so I imagine sometime over the summer I’ll find out from her she’s expecting. 😛

    Oh, and I gotta love everyone asking me when hubby and I are going to have kids, lol. Not. Anytime. Soon. 😛

  2. December
    Apr 28, 2009 @ 09:59:07

    I have a love/ hate with weddings. I love getting fancied up, and the fun reception and getting teary eyed at the ceremony.
    I hate the waiting around, the drunken bridesmades/ groomsmen, and the stupid games you have to play sometimes.
    And I hate when they don’t cut the cake until midnight, or some late hour. Blech.

  3. Jeannie
    Apr 28, 2009 @ 10:31:20

    Dara: I suppose Wedding Fever is inevitably followed by Baby Fever. 🙂

    “The question” makes hubby quite nervous.

  4. Jeannie
    Apr 28, 2009 @ 10:34:17

    You would have loved my wedding. My sister was the maid of honor and she had a flight to catch so the MC fast forwarded everything so Little Sis would be there for the wedding party dance. We were just running the gauntlet – toast/cake/dance – go, go, go!

    All my guests commented on how well that went. They just wanted to get to the drinking and dancing and the people who had an early bedtime could congratulate us and get on home.

  5. Jax Cassidy
    Apr 28, 2009 @ 12:06:49

    Wow, you just got back and now you’re off again! Good for you. Enjoy the traveling, weddings, and all that jazz. I love weddings. They are so wonderful and romantic. Have some wine for me!