Friday, July 9, 2010

Happy 1 Year Anniversary To Us!

The wedding was beautiful. I cried. Kurt cried. Pretty much everyone with a soul cried in that sealing room.

And then it was over. And we were married.

"Weird." I thought to myself. "Helena Eriksson. I wonder what she's like."

(I'm still trying to figure that one out)

Walking out into the sunshine and seeing my friends and family was unforgettable. Mostly because it's on video, and I've watched it about a million times.

The pictures took a while. Hours. But I am so glad we took them. That is one thing I recommend 100%. Get a good photographer.

Life in the Pitts

And then we headed back to my dads house for brunch.

"Amber! I'm.still.scared. We have barely even kissed since we got engaged! And now I'm supposed to just jump right in??"

It's true. I traded our make out sessions for that ring back in march. Kurt didn't want us messing up, and so he instituted some fun-killing guidelines. It worked. And it was awful.

So that day, the thought of going from NO KISSING EVER to, well, everything was scaring the crap out of me.

"Here. Why don't you guys go downstairs and "pack". Only, just make out and, you know, stuff."

"Amber. No. I will not have my first time be in my dads basement with my friends and family wondering where we went!"

"Set some boundaries. Like maybe...underwear on. Or something. That way later it won't be such an abrupt change."

...Huh. That wasn't a bad idea.


About an hour later I got a call from Annie. When I answered it, I was in tears.

"Um, I'm not interrupting anything, am I?"

"No! Annie, you won't believe what just happened."

I took Amber's advice, and we were downstairs rolling around on the bed when someone knocked on the door.

It was my Dad.

"Helena, can I come in?"

I was horrified.

"DON'T COME IN!" I shouted frantically, pushing Kurt away.

He didn't hear the "don't" part.

As the door started to open I shouted "NO!" at the top of my lungs.

He heard that one, and the door slammed shut. "Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry! Um, Annie wants you to call her! I'm sorry!"

Then he ran away.

He didn't see anything, which is kind of the problem. If he had opened the door a little more, he would have seen that we weren't naked, and just embarrassed because who wants their dad walking in on their makeout/wrestling session?

But he didn't see that, and so he ran away thinking "I JUST WALKED IN ON MY DAUGHTER HAVING SEX. FOR THE FIRST TIME. IN MY BASEMENT."

"Annie" I managed between gasps of laughter. "What should I do? I don't want him thinking I just ruined my daughters wedding night! Er, wedding day. WHICH SHE CHOSE TO SPEND IN MY BASEMENT? But I'm so embarrassed! I could tell him 'Don't worry dad, we had our clothes on' but that would mean looking him in the eye, and that might be a problem from now on."

In the end, I just let it slide. Awkwardly.


The reception was beautiful. It was at Le Jardin, in Sandy. If you are in Utah have your reception there. You will not regret it.

It was the best party of my life.

Life in the Pitts

Right before our first dance, Kurt disappeared.

After a few minutes, he came out of the bathroom, sweating. And that's never a good sign.

"I threw my ring in the trash."

"Well. I guess that's one way to say it's over."

He rolled his eyes. "No, it's a little bit loose, and I was washing my hands. When I walked out the door my ring was gone! It came off in the paper towel when I was drying my hands."

The poor guy panicked, and frantically searched the trash can. When he couldn't find it, he dumped it out on the floor of the bathroom and started digging around.

A few people walked through, but no one asked him what he was doing. Which is weird to me. If I walked in a room and saw the groom playing with a pile of trash on the floor, I'd probably be curious.

He found the ring, and rushed out just in time for our dance.

This was the best day of my life.

It's hard to believe it's been a year already.

Part of me is thinking "Wait, this isn't our 7th anniversary?"

(It's been a big year)

But mostly? I'm excited about forever.



Kristen said...


I loved your wedding day stories :-)

BTW, who doesn't ask the groom what he's doing in the bathroom digging in the garbage or help him !?!? ha ha

Nichole & Dirk said...

Oh Helena you crack me up!!! I love it! :) Your wedding stories are so fun!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Happy Anniversary!

Kenzie said...

Congratulations! Your stories crack me up! Poor you, husband and Dad, I probably would have died! Oh and my husband did lose his wedding ring at the bottom of the ocean 3 days after we got married. So needless to say $900 and a new ring later I wasn't very happy! Have a great day!

viewfromdownhere said...

Oh my god, I would be so mortified! Wow, what a story!

Enjoy your anniversary!

mle said...

Oh! You are so funny!
Happy anniversary...
and don't invite your dad over today!

Corinne said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! How exciting!
I just moved to Pittsburgh and found your blog - I love it!

the thrifty ba said...

i laughed OUT LOUD and my 9 yr old wanted me to read him this post.
(oh, dont worry-i didnt!)

RenaeF said...

Congrats on 1 year! Love your cute and funny stories...

alishka babushka said...

ha ha ha ha. sounds like something that would happen to me. lol. i love it Helena. you are awesome sauce. congrats on the one year anniversary. happy days!

Chana@ Mamma Town said...

You just might win the award for the best flashback of the week, my darlin! Too funny! I love it when folks share the real nitty gritty stuff! Goodness, you are an amazing story teller!

Jessica Strassner said...

Happy anniversary! Great story and awesome pictures. I agree with you on the "hire a good photographer!" Ours was... not so awesome. In several of our wedding photos I'm pretty sure I'm scowling. At her. She was bad. Hehe. But oh well!

Have an awesome weekend!!!!!!!

Alyssa S. said...

I think this is the best wedding day story I've ever heard! Were it me, I would have surely just walked out into the backyard and buried myself in embarrassment :) Your pictures are beautiful and I can see why you are so happy you did it.

Creatively Missy said...

Happy Anniversary!

My hubby's ring was loose too and he almost lost it. We stopped at a convenience store to get some drinks and snacks on our way to our honeymoon. He opened the car door and all I could hear was "PING....roll, roll, roll". He jumped out of his seat and ran to the back of the car to grab his ring. I sat in my seat laughing hysterically. Apparently it wasn't as funny as I thought, he didn't laugh, not even once. LoL

Hungry For Living said...

Congrats & I love your blog!

Your newest follower!

Fox and Amy said...

Happy Anniversary! By chance, does your dad read this blog? That might clear things up for him (or make him even more embarrassed!).

BusyMama said...

I thought I recognized the reception place! My brother just got married there in December and it was gorgeous. And so were you! If your dad reads your blog, he now knows he didn't ruin your wedding night/day, right? So it's all good. ;)

Anonymous said...

Aw! hahaha Everything about this is hilarious... what a good day full of awesome stories! :)

By the way, what's up fellow Pittsburgh blogger?

Living the Scream said...

I'm following from it's Friday I'm Hopping I LOVE your wedding day story. That is so embarrassing!

Home-Mom said...

beautiful! love wedding photos

I get what you're saying and that's what i meant so I'll change up my wording it its misleading ;) thnx so much for supporting me and following.

following you back

Xenia said...

What a great post - happy anniversary!! I love the pictures as well, they're all absolutely gorgeous.

I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday, have a great weekend!

De Leon Signs said...

Congratulations! I love your stories you're so fun. Also your pictures are beautiful. Enjoy your day!

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

Happy Anniversary!

Devon said...

ahahaha... your stories made me laugh! what memories!!!! some day your dad will find out about the basement thing (w/ your clothes on) and you'll all laugh about it!

def agree... get a good photographer... mine STUNK!!

JoJo said...

your pictures are beautiful!

Andrea said...

Watch out, if you blink REALLY LONG, it will be five years later and you will have kiddos that are "interrupting" instead of your dad! :o) On my wedding night, our best man kept calling from the hotel because he was "lonely." Oh, the things that stick with ya! Congrats on your big day!

Tia Colleen said...

Bahahahaha. This post had me cracking up.

The pictures are gorgeous.

But really, I was cracking up.

Chantel said...

I can't believe its been a year already! sometimes its hard to believe you're married. What did you guys do? hope you had a good day. how did you celebrate?

LoL I forgot about that... too embarrassing. I don't know what I would have done. Maybe cried.

I didn't know he lost his ring! Poor Kurt. I can't believe no one asked what was wrong.

Anyway, Happy Anniversary!

Crazy Brunette said...

Bitch you are soooo disgustingly happy!


Beautiful pictures hooker!!!

Happy Anniversary!!!

Wish the photographer would've gotten a pic of your Daddy after the 'incident'!!!!

Unknown said...

Oh Helena, you absolutely crack me up.

We Joneses said...

happy anniversary!

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary! Tiyr photographs are beautiful!

What is a sealing room?

I'm visiting from the Tea Party.


Helena said...

Hey Michelle, I couldn't find your email address, so I hope you check back. In my religion, most people get married in our Temples. And the room where you get married is called a "sealing room". There is more information about it here:

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for comenting on my blog and for sending me that info. This is probably going to sound terrible but the only time I've ever heard of that was on Big Love and I don't allow that show to give me too much info on "real life" so I wanted to be sure when I was Googling that I was searching the right thing.

Your temple is BEAUTIFUL! I love the picture of you sitting on the lawn with your husband.


mypixieblog said...

Happy one year anniversary to youuuuuuuu :)

Awww, your photos are beautiful. I can't believe no one asked your poor hubby why he was going through the garbage?? LOL!! And OMG, that story with your dad and the basement. Color me terrified FOR YOU! But it makes for a great story :)

PS: I'm your newest follower!

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

I really need to do this! Write about our wedding I mean! :) Maybe for our 2 year anniversary coming up.

Cute stories! Glad he found the ring!

Katina said...

Your wedding pics are just beautiful!! I totally agree with you about getting a good photographer. When I got married 11 years ago, everyone just stood stoically and smiled in front of the church no pizzaz!

Katina said...

BTW I am now following you! Thanks for visiting

Michele said...

I think it's a guy thing (about not asking what he's doing looking through the trash). A girl would never let that slide! What a way to make a wedding memorable, as if it's wasn't already. Your pictures are amazing. Congrats and Happy Anniversary. Visiting from Lady Bloggers :)

Leah Beyer said...

OH that is hilarious. Your latest follower from NFF!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and that story is hilarious! Thanks for sharing!! I can't wait to read more!

oh & p.s. I am having a giveaway....

Unknown said...

Congratulations!! It is such a wonderful thing isn't it?! A year already? I think the same thing!! And your stories - just crack me up!

Cameron said...

Beautiful pictures!! And such great stories! Congratulations!!

I'm a new follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

The Single Nester said...

May you have many more years!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Ok! That was one of the funniest posts I have ever read! You seriously rock. I just woke my daughter up laughing! Oh my!

Mizasiwa said...

I love your dress and your venue is stunning! its so true about the photographer... we had a really terrible photographer and i really really am sorry i didnt spend the proper amount of money on getting it done properly! you guys look so happy as well - good luck for the forever! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are amazing!
Your post made me laugh out loud. Your poor dad, not to mention the two of you.
I gasped when your new hubby told you he lost his ring the the garbage. Wowzers. Glad he found it.

Stopping by from Time Travel Tuesday and subscribed. I think I'm going to look forward to reading more.

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