Friday, July 27, 2012

Mrs. M

I knew the big day was drawing close when the gifts started arriving. On Monday there was a wooden box. By far the weirdest wooden box I have ever laid eyes on. It looked vaguely Asian, or maybe just Alien, and it was incredibly well made. An amazing show of craftsmanship, and I oohed and aahed over it for a long time. And when I opened the lid I found toys inside. A monkey on a horse, a purrfect cat, another back-flipping monkey. It was like Christmas and amidst all the wedding stress, I smiled and thought maybe it’s worth it after all. The letter revealed that the wonderful gifts had been sent by none other than Michael, the world's foremost small-box-maker. His artistic creations are treasured all around the globe, and now, I have my very own Michael, the Gucci of small boxes, sitting on my shelf. It’s okay to be jealous now.

Then came Wednesday, and with it, the most incredible gift basket I have ever laid eyes on. It weighed about as much as a small horse. Not the really small, mini-horses, those are too small, hardly weigh anything at all. I’m thinking more in the lines of a Shetland pony. That’s how much it weighed. It was full to the brim of wine and fruit, and in the middle, a card. A card addressed to me. Nicky, the gift basket goddess of Even More Canada, had sent me awkward bananas and was wishing me all the best for my wedding day. She also, to my great relief, assured me that she would be waiting, that she would still have me if I changed my mind.

Have you ever seen such awkward bananas? Me either.
It’s so beautiful, I could cry.

That said, I did get married. I am now Mrs. M. It was a perfect day, from start to finish. Words can’t describe how happy I was. I don’t yet have the photos that the photographer took, but some kind soul had taken a few photos with my camera, so I at least have something to show you. But for now, this is all you’re getting. Tomorrow M and I are getting on a plane and spending a week in beautiful Turkey. See you later, people!



  1. Congratulations Ziva! Sorry, I didn't send you anything. They say it's the thought that counts. I guess you'll have to make do with that.

  2. Mega Congrats, Z! If I was still in Sweden I totally would have crashed that shindig.

  3. Congrats Mrs. M!
    Many years of happiness.

  4. Congratulations Mrs. M! Wishing you many, many joyful and joy-filled years! I hope that your wedding was an amazing day for you, and hope that you will post lots of pictures for all of long-distance voyeurs.

  5. OOOH!  Pretty box!  Congratulations on your wedding, Ziva!  May you enjoy many happy years together!

  6. Congratulations!!! Love how it sounds - Mrs. M. Very James Bond. Much happiness to you both.

  7. Congrats, Mrs. M.!  I am definitely jealous of that box and that cake!

  8. *Sigh*

    Congratulations Mrs. N.

    I mean Mrs. M.


  9. You did it! Wow and wow!

    Best of everything to you and Mr. M!

  10. Oh Ziva!!! I am soooo happy for you! Congratulations on your wedding!!!

    And I love the gifts, MWJ & Nicky sent for you. That's awesome!

  11. Ziva, I know you were a radiant bride and that you and M will be forever happy!  Much love to you both and I am so delighted the day was all you had dreamed of!  It looks like it was simply exquisite!

  12. Frank Lee MeiDereAugust 2, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Congratulations! For some reason my blog reader thingy isn't working quite right, so I didn't see this until now. All the best. I know -- that's really unoriginal, but I've never been good at saying the right thing at weddings. (Ironic, but then most of my experience with weddings has been scripted.)

  13. Congratulations, Mrs. M! Have a wonderful time on your honeymoon!

  14. Wishing you every happiness!

  15. The wedding looks like it was lovely!  I hope you had a great honeymoon!



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