Licensed to Wed and a Groom is dressed!

These days it’s rare for Mr. Zombie and I to have a day off together. Our work schedules are always different, so in the rare occasion that we do have a day off, we make the best of it. In this particular day off, we opted to accomplish a lot of wedding-related tasks.

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First and foremost, we had to get our marriage license from the Toronto City Hall. In the province of Ontario, marriage licenses are valid for three months. We had been told that this would be both an exciting and lame experience, which was so true. Dealing with the government offices, with its stale-coloured walls, forms and number sequences are never fun. However, seeing all the smiling faces of couples about to elope and the pleasant license-granting workers made it all the more warm and cozy.

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The entire process took about half an hour, a flash of our IDs and $130. It was that simple. Mr. Zombie and I are officially licensed to wed!

The next errand on our agenda was finding the perfect wedding outfit for the groom. For this, we headed down to the trusty Canadian menswear store, Moores to pick out a snazzy suit. For all you Canadian television watchers, Moores was responsible for quite possibly the most tear-jerking, ovaries-tingling commercial about a couple getting married with the tagline “And while everyone is looking at her, she will be looking at you”. Needless to say, we had been making jokes the entire day about this trip. But I tell you… the damn ad was true. As soon as we found the perfect suit for Mr. Zombie (which really only took all of 15 minutes and three different outfit choices), I had a happy tear or two down my cheek at how handsome he looked. (I know… you can go vomit a kitten now).

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Mr. Zombie was adamant on wearing all black for the wedding. Black suit, black chucks, black tie. And why not? He looks like a badass white guy who so happened to become an honourary Asian mobster. Hubba hubba.

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The suit is a stripled black-on-black two piece (because, really… who needs the cheesy vest?). The jacket was the perfect fit and the only tailoring required was shortening the pant legs. It’ll look awesome with the appliqué he’s planning to embellish the suit with!

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To tie in some of my dress to his, he got a grey silk kerchief to put on his jacket breast pocket. Finding the perfect tie took the longest. The wonderful French-Canadian gentleman who served us was adamant that a plain black tie was only appropriate for funerals and not weddings and brought us many different “offbeat” choices for ties. In the end, he found us an awesome black on black striped silk tie that matched the suit perfectly.

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While we were there, we also found the perfect ties for the groomsmen. They are black and orange striped ties (sorry the iPhone image sucks and shows the black as blue!) and they were one of the extremely few ties with the perfect shade of orange on them (Seriously… do people have a serious hate on orange? Why are they so hard to find?). The groomsmen will look pretty hot this Halloween!

After a long afternoon of wedding tasking (we had more done, but I will save this for another blog entry), Mr. Zombie and I celebrated with some fresh mango bubble tea. It’s hard to believe that there is less than two months left until our big day. There’s still a lot of tasks left to accomplish, but getting the bigger priority items out of the way is such a relief!

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