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When it finally clicked

Posted in Honeymoon with tags , on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 by nightmarewedding

Mr. Zombie and I had been co-habitating very early on in our relationship. As a result, the leap from single to married life seemed almost non-existent. Everything still felt the same after we got married, so the concept of actually being married didn’t quite click in our heads right away. It didn’t quite click to me specifically until a few days into our honeymoon, when an unfortunate accident led me to realize, “Sweet Zombie Jebus… I really am married!”

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It all started with a bubble bath. Our room at the B&B came with a large hot tub complete with massage jets. Having only a stand-up shower in our loft at home, having access to a bath tub was a huge luxury for Mr. Zombie and I. We really took advantage of it by hopping in the tub at least twice a day, every day. On a quiet Tuesday evening, I had been particularly glued to my iPhone, tweeting away my honeymoon bliss and talking to a friend of mine from Toronto through Ping. I left my phone on a face cloth beside the tub and hopped in. After a half hour cooking in the hot water, I hopped back out since I started to feel light-headed. I left the phone beside the tub. Mr. Zombie, who was also starting to feel quite faint from the hot water decided that he was going to soak a face cloth with cold water and rest it on his forehead while he sat in the tub for longer. So… there he was… reaching for the face cloth, not noticing that my iPhone was sitting on top of it.

SPLASH! Goes my iPhone.

To anyone who owns an iPhone, you would understand how horrific this situation was. We desperately blow dried the phone, sifted through Apple forums and whispered sweet-nothings to it in a lame attempt to revive it. Alas, my phone did not survive its bath.

The next morning, we high tailed to the nearby Apple Store to get my phone fixed at the Genius Bar. Mr. Zombie had set up an appointment for me the night prior. We stood in front the Genius Bar and checked out the screen to see where we stood in the cue. I looked for my name. “Miss Zombie. There is no Miss Zombie…. but who the hell is Mrs. Zombie?”

“That’s you. Mrs. Zombie,” Mr. Zombie said.

“Oh, right. We’re married now.” It finally clicked.

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My iPhone was replaced after paying my “I’m a moron” penalty fee. I also signed a form with my brand spankin’ new married signature. We were so excited about this momentous occasion that we had to play tourist and take a photo.

So there you have it: it all finally clicked in the middle of the Apple Store in Montreal. I suppose that given the geek factor, this was probably the most appropriate situation for everything to sink in.

I’m now Mrs. Zombie!

Wonder Twin Powers ACTIVATE!

Posted in Details, Friendors with tags , , , , on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by nightmarewedding

Less than two weeks until the wedding and we are starting to receive products from our vendors. It’s a strange feeling when you first see the tactile outcome of all your hypothetical and conceptual discussions that happened who knows how many moons ago. I think this of all things probably makes the wedding feel more real now.

We received our wedding rings in the mail last week. For a few months, we had been emailing and making long distance calls back and forth with our awesome jewelry artisan, Chris from Steelwerks in Montreal. Working with Chris on our rings was a wonderful experience. He was honest and incredibly thorough. He really made sure that we got exactly what we had wanted, but also threw in some awesome ideas to get the full effect of the concept we had envisioned. The process from the final sketches on the drawing board to the shipping was also quite speedy for custom work. In short: we HIGHLY recommend working with Steelwerks for all your stainless steel/titanium jewelry needs!

Now the ring design. Our original concept was for the rings to connect at the top somehow. This isn’t because we wanted to symbolically portray two lives becoming one or anything… it was because we wanted to be able to randomly give each other props while shouting “WONDER TWIN POWERS ACTIVATE!”

Yea. We’re serious when we say that we’re just that full of geek cred.

So, this funny little idea shared with Chris resulted in this:

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SUPER HERO-STYLE WEDDING RINGS! SAY WHHHAAAAAATTTTT?!

I was drooling on my iPhone screen when Chris first sent me these photos. Mr. Zombie almost made me deaf when he squealed like a happy little school girl after I forwarded him the email. No words can describe how perfect they are… except for maybe “Wonder Twin Powers, ACTIVATE!”

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The rings lock in so well! As soon as we got them, we had been playing with them and giving demos to all of our friends. We didn’t even need to say what cheeseball pop culture reference we were inspired by… every single person we showed them to squealed the famous line and reminisced about their hilarious misadventures.

The rings also came with a wonderful surprise:

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Who needs Paloma’s Nest* when you’ve got a super badass custom stainless steel ring holder that locks your rings in perfectly? Most importantly… this solid piece of work can kill zombies if the zombie apocalypse should arise… just sayin’. ;P

Thanks Chris for making the best wedding rings ever! We’ll be sure to stop by when we’re in Montreal!

* Nothing against Paloma’s Nest of course. I do think the bowls are cute… it’s just that whenever I think of wedding ring bowls I automatically think of them because it seems like everyone’s ordered a Paloma’s Nest for their jewelry holding needs.