Honeymoon, day two…

Today, we went to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, St. Paul’s, the World Trade Center Site and Trinity Church.
I have uploaded pictures from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island to thedessie.com. There will be no pictures of the churches or the WTC site taken by me, as I do not believe in taking pictures at the WTC site like it is a tourist attraction, and both the churches requested that we do not take pictures inside their places of worship. Fair enough.
Statue of Liberty – I am really dissapointed that we are no longer allowed to go up to the observation deck at the top of the crown. Apparently, that is no longer allowed after the September 11th attacks, even though they practically strip search you on the way in. That saddens me greatly, but I guess that the TPTB care little what saddens me. I was surprised to see how small it really was up close. It is still larger than life in a sense, but so small at the same time.
Ellis Island – Fascinating memorial to the early immigration to this country. It was interesting to see what my great-grandparents went through when they entered this country.
St. Paul’s – Oy, what a tearjerker. I teared up almost every display they had. I highly recommend that you take the time to visit their link and look at the role that they had on and after September 11th. Its nice to see that a church can stop caring about what religion someone is and just care about the person in times of need. Its also a miracle to see that not a single pane of glass was broken on it, especially considering the damage that I saw on surrounding buildings on a prior trip and on the news.
WTC – nothing there anymore but a hole in the ground really, but it still seems right to stop and have a moment of silence there when I am in town.
Trinity Church – This was the first chance I have ever had to visit the church, and it is every bit as amazing as it looked on National Treasure. Its a BEAUTIFUL church. They have a virtual tour on their site that is well worth having a look at. 🙂
After tramping all about Lower Manhattan, I think we are gonna stick close to the hotel for tonite. Tomorrow, we have Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo and a visit to Central Park on the Agenda. Wheeeee!

Honeymoon, first full day

We woke up, well, late. We got into the hotel after midnight after waiting for some not so pretty thunderstorms to get out of the midwest. Delays all around. W00t!
We had lunch at dinner time and went to a place that was probably the nicest place I had ever been. They wiped the table down after every course!!!!! OMG! Anyway, I put a few new pics up on thedessie.com in the Wedding section, called Our Honeymoon.
For dinner, we had a slice o’ pizza, New York style. We are headed to bed now. Tomorrow is a trip up to the top of the Statue of Liberty,and possibly a trip to make out at the top of the Empire State Building. WHHHHHEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

Wedding done…

Well, we finally did it. The wedding is finally over, and Honey is now Mister Dessie. :-p Sorry, couldnt resist. The streaming didnt work out like I hoped, but we will have something up later today so all y’all can see it. We leave in a few hours for the honeymoon, so I will be back on the 2nd w/ lots of pics. (Not THOSE pics scizzy! :-P)
Thanks to all you guys for all your love and support for the two of us – it means a lot! :’)

Wedding Disaster Resolved!

We went down to the wedding place this morning to scream, yell, cry, throw a tantrum, whatever to hopefully have them do something about the travesty that they made out of the wedding location. Anyway, we talk to one person and she sends us to another. When confronted with our complaint about lack of communication on such a major change, the second lady was all, well, most people don’t use the decor in the room as a basis of their decorations. I was pretty much, “Bullshit, Bitch” about that obviously. John told her that he quite frankly didn’t care what most people did. Anyway, she was heading off to get the General Manager.
As we were waiting for Mister Manager, the lady who actually is our coordinator for the event came in. I guess it was supposed to have been her day off, but she was there anyway. She came in saw us, asked what was wrong, and when we told her, she said, “what? I’ll go get the stuff and do it myself. Don’t worry about it, it’s taken care of.” End of problem.
/me breathes a sigh of relief.

Wedding Disasters :(

So, today, I went to the wedding place to show my sister, Shiloh, the venue. We walk in, I start showing her around, and then it hits me. All the vines are missing. Yes, the beautiful vines through the ceiling, the whole reason we fell in love with the place – GONE.
We went from:

to:

This ENTIRELY ruins my whole décor plan which was centered around the vines. Hell, my bouquet was all vines! I went over to the office to ask WTF, and they were all, well, we are gonna add come chandeliers. Well GREAT, THANKS. HOW ABOUT PUTTING BACK WHAT I FUCKING PAID FOR?!
We have a call in to the wedding planner demanding a meeting, for all the good it will do. I cried all the way home. Now, I have to come up with an actual décor plan and some centerpieces to counteract how mediocre the room is now. *sob*.
I am just glad we went over there before the rehearsal. It would have been truly terrible to find this with only 2 days before the wedding and no time to fix it. Well, as much as we can anyway. 🙁