So we're back from the interview and the wedding, had a day of rest, and now I'm making myself get stuff done. On a frustrating note, Derek didn't get his visa approval right away. Everything went well - they told us that everything looked good (apparently we convinced them that we were married and that we made enough money) but the only issue was "establishing domicile." That means that we have to prove that we are in fact moving to the states. That seems so stupid to me, because why would we have gone through all that trouble to NOT move? (Guess I should have worn something red, white, and blue :P) Haha. Anyway it's quite easy, we just have to send in a few more papers via mail - we don't have to go back to Quebec, thank God. It should be fast, as well, so we should still be moving soon (mid September, perhaps?). So all in all, a very good outcome, but quite frustrating after spending five hours sitting in a building knowing you have to be in Traverse City in less than twenty four hours.
Dress: Express Shoes: Aldo Necklace: Designs By Annika Headband: Feather Your Nest
We did, in fact, make it to Traverse City in time, and my friend Sharayah's wedding was so lovely. It was incredibly emotional watching her tie the knot, and seeing her so happy. Her classic fashion sense was evident in the sand-colored tuxedos she chose for the men, the hints of color to her ensemble (blush colored sash and veil) and amazing hairdo. I will have to share more and better pictures when I stumble across them. As to the matter of what I wore, the above was not my carefully planned outfit. My carefully planned outfit is actually in Quebec, where I left it, hanging up in our hotel room. -_- The dress I ended up wearing is this gorgeous, colorful number, and I received it from my in-laws for Christmas. It actually ended up being a better choice than my original plan, so hey, not all a loss. I tend to purchase black dresses, but I don't like wearing black to a wedding. Other dresses of mine have a white base with a print over it, but I also don't like wearing white to a wedding, so this dress will actually probably be a staple for attending weddings. It's celebratory, formal, but still very wearable. I can't say the same for my stilettos, but I fail-danced the night away in them regardless. Also worth mentioning, Sharayah managed to seat us probably with the best people...ever. It was the most successful seating chart in the history of seating charts. Most likely.
We gave the bride and groom somewhat of a creative present, but I won't tell you what it is in case they haven't opened it yet. Maybe in a couple of days I will. Well, little hands of panic are closing around my throat as I contemplate the workload before me, so I better get crackin'. Just try not to think about what it's going to take in order to be packed up and ready to move across the continent in a month, Elizabeth...