Friday, March 11, 2005

Zee Feed

This pages now feeds the hungry masses!

Thanks to the kind efforts of Murray C., my blog is now included in the feed list for Munich Blogs. If you want to read about others in Munich, that's the place to do that. Some interesting stuff in there.

Just below, you'll see a picture of the lastest bridal magazine I'm reviewing. Cleverly named "Brides". I'll have a review up on the weekend.

Brides UK edition

A rather poor picture of the front of the current Brides magazine. Unfortunately, it's the only one I could find.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Zee Royal Comparison

I thought, just for fun, I would compare our upcoming nuptials to that of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. We are labeled 1. and in regular print; Camilla and Charles are labeled 2. and in italics

1. Zee Bride and Zee Groom;
2. Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles
1. 33 & 26;
2. 57 & 56
Aha, Camilla picked herself a toyboy too!
Length of time they have known each other
1. approx 29 months,
2. approx. 32 years
Wedding announced
1. Publicly, Jan. 1, 2005;
2. Publicly, February 10, 2005
They’ve wanted to for longer, but we still beat them.
Engagement ring
1. None yet;
2. The engagement ring is said to be an Art Deco era ring once owned by the Queen Mother. The platinum ring has a square-cut central diamond with three diamond baguettes on either side.
Okay, they beat us here. But I like the choice of Art Deco.
Wedding date
1. Jan. 20, 2006 (probably, don’t book your flights yet);
2. April 8, 2005
Wow! Get your skates on kids, hope everything is ready!
Wedding clothes
1. Traditional Bavarian;
2. Designed by London designers.
Horses for courses, as the Brits say.
Civil or church ceremony?
1. Civil;
2. Civil
We shall do things civilly.
Wedding location
1. Standesamt, Munich, Germany;
2. Town Hall, Windsor, United Kingdom
This is also the same as us.
Number of guests
1. less than 20;
2. for the actual ceremony it’s unclear- there are 2 rooms, one holds up to 30 people, the other up to 100
Pretty small as well.
Does the Mother of the Groom want to attend?
1. Yes, but may not since she lives on the other side of the world.
2. No, but there will be a blessing and reception held at her "house" just down the road.
Well, Liz claims it’s to help keep the wedding low-key. Others claim it's because there will be too many commoners around. You choose.

So, as we can see, some similarities, some differences. My theory about why they decided to do the wedding so quickly: They were worried about it being overshadowed by ours because of our growing fame from this blog.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Wonderful online jeweler

I found a great online link: Fantastic stuff, and as we plan on being in the UK over Easter, we're going to take a trip to check them out.

For the first time in a long time, I wore a ring today. Normally I don't wear rings at all, but I was wearing all black and have a cheap little black, white and grey ring that is kind of cool so I just decided to slip it on. I couldn't stop fiddling with it all day. I'll be so bad when I get a ring that I'm supposed to wear all the time. At least for the first week I would imagine. I'll just have to make sure I don't stand near any open drains or elevator shafts that week...

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Zee Advertising

Eagle-eyed readers may have noted that I have a few ads scattered about the blog. They are there in the vain hopes that I might earn some money for the wedding via them. So far, with the Google Ads, I've earnt... wait for it... $1.15 US. Whooh! On the way to paying for the whole she-bang!

But seriously, why not if they will possibly pay me a little something and the people who come regularly to the blog can find them useful? Most things should relate to weddings and such, so it's not like they are totally off-base.

If you find them terribly crass and annoying, tell me and I'll consider removing them. I'd rather have regular blog readers than a couple of bucks from Google.

Yes, this too is an ad. :-)


The shop I mentioned in the previous post is not the same shop we got bad service in. It is a totally different shop, but located just around the corner, that's why I confused it with the other. Still, when the catalogue doesn't have prices, it doesn't encourage me to go into the shop.

More ring stuff

One of these days I will have a picture of an actual ring that belongs to me to show you. In the meantime, I will be forced to simply to talk about rings in general.

A catalogue arrived in the mail today. It was from a dealer here in Munich that I found online. I won't bother to give their name or link, as I wasn't very impressed. I sent them an email asking them to send their catalogue to me, since there weren't any prices listed on their website. Well, their weren't any prices listed in the catalogue either. What's the point in that then? The designs were quite boring and hardly worth printing on the paper. Well, that is perhaps slightly unfair, there may have been one or two interesting ideas, but out of an entire catalogue, not very worthwhile.

In fact, after looking at the address of their shop, I now believe it is the second shop we went into the first time we went ring shopping here in Munich. So, with no prices and lousy service, they neither get my business or even a named mention on my website. So there.

I would like to thank She Dances in Dragon again however, for her (I'm assuming this after a short look at her blog) very helpful advice. I haven't had a chance to look at her links in full, but certainly will do so tomorrow. Until then, sleep well kids.

Monday, March 07, 2005

What is Zircon?

A commenter, She Dances in Dragon, made some very good suggestions on my ring browsing post. Thanks very much for that. I look forward to the next post with links! In the meantime, here is a link so that you can inform yourself about zircon vs. cubic zirconia. Zircon: Brilliant but Misunderstood. I didn't know about it before She Dances in Dragon made the suggestion, so thanks again!

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Ring browsing online

I've been looking at estate and art deco jewelry, as it's more unique and they seem to be more likely to have other gemstones than just dimonds.
Here are some good links:,%20Art%20Nouveau%20and%20Georgian%20Rings

I don't know any of these vendors, but they certainly are good places to get some ideas from.

Any other links and I'd be happy to see them.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

I don't know if I'm being overly sensitive or if I'm just totally wrong about this, but could it be that nearly all the people who I know who are divorced are less enthusiastic when I tell them I am getting married? Not thinking of anyone in specific, just generally. Am I just projecting here, or are they really thinking, "Don't do it you foolish girl!" in the back of their mind? Just thinking out loud here, not really worried about it.

Zee Nightmare

I had a bad dream last night about the wedding. I'm sure it's pretty common for people to have them about their weddings when they are planning. You have a lot to think about, so the thoughts keep swirling around your head after you go to sleep and the stress of the occasion puts a negative spin on it. As it is, mine was pretty mild, and upon waking, more funny than scary, so I'll share it with you here.

Faithful readers will know, I don't want a big white poufy dress. What I do want and plan to wear can be found here. Anyways, in this nightmare, I was wearing a white sheath dress down to around my calves with a thin gauzy layer on top of it that hung tightly to the dress.

Well, for whatever reason, I was in a panic and had to run to get to the ceremony. But as I started to run, the gauzy layer started to catch air and fill up. It wouldn't go down! My dress was being inflated, I looked like I was wearing a big puffy white tube. I kept pressing down on the sides to push the air out, but it wouldn't come out. Of course, I was still trying to run at the same time as doing all of this, so I was quite constricted. I woke myself up because I was starting to hyperventilate! Hah! Well, I thought it was funny as soon as I woke up, but at the time of the dream, it was not fun.

Just a little moment to share with you that hopefully you'll also find funny. Anyone else have any nightmares?

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