Congrats Sarah! What a wonderful story and great wedding! I'm glad it all came together!
PS. I'm in Tulsa too! So glad it's not cold and snowing this year!
Congratulations! You look so happy!
You two are really, really great. Congratulations, and happy Christmas!
Congratulations on your gorgeous wedding and making it through the visa rigmarole! :)
Congratulations on all your weddings!
I actually teared up reading this. I like when nice people are happy.
Congratulation to you and Nick!
Mazel tov, friend. I'm so thrilled for you.
Marcus and I also got married twice, for very similar reasons. In fact, we both wear two wedding bands (silver) on purpose, because of this fact. :)
As for which anniversary to celebrate, we actually celebrate both. Because dammit, if you're going to get married twice, you oughta be able to celebrate twice.
And also? Merry merry Christmas to the two of you. May you have a lifetime of happiness together.
Congratulations! What a happy celebration and such wonderful photos to remember your special day(s). I've been reading your blog for YEARS now, and I must say, even though I know it's not the end of your blog, and it's just the beginning of your life with Nick, I feel like this is such a 'happy ending'! I got all choked up and cried (happy tears) at the end of this posting because of the joy on both of your faces in the pictures.
Best wishes and many happy returns! Congratulations! And Merry Christmas, too!
Congrats! I am in Tulsa also. Maybe we sensed your arrival and migrated there? Anyway, what a lovely, lovely story and congrats again! (Also, my hubs and I wear my grandparents' rings. Neither one had to be sized, and we love them so much we never bothered getting our "own" set.)
Congratulations from a total stranger who has been reading your blog for years!
You know, I've heard about lots of big weddings and fancy shenanigans, but I have to say that, without a doubt, your two weddings are the sweetest I've ever heard. You and Nick look so incredibly fitted to each other, and I am so, so happy for you. Congratulations.
So, so lovely - congratulations!
Even though I have looked at multiple variations of these photos on both Flickr and Facebook, I still teared up at this post. Congratulations, you guys. My heart is bursting with joy! Yes, I have consumed a lot of eggnog today and it's only 1pm, but still. Bursting!
Congratulations! So happy for you!
Many congrats to you too... like a few of the people above, I've been reading your blog for years (man, since, like, 2003 or something?), and feel like this is happy ending/new beginning. You guys are so totally awesome and I'd love to buy you both a beer the next time we're in NYC. Happy holidays!!
Damnit, that "too" should have been "two". Where the hell is my copy editor?
As a total lurker, I may not be as worthy of saying this as others, but my most happy congratulations. I think I have been reading your blog for close to 4 years now, so reading about your wedding made me extra happy. It has been such a pleasure to have this window into your world and I wish you and Nick much happiness and laughter!
Hooray! thanks for writing it up. so lovely, the whole thing.
don't creep out but reading your entire wedding story and seeing the photos is what has made me smile the most this christmas eve! all the anxiety and stress leading up to the visa just released itself in such a beautiful way for you guys and just know all your readers are super, super happy for you two! wishing y'all an amazing life together!
yay, sarah brown! best wishes...
I'm a lurker as well, and I'm so happy that you've found happiness and him and that so many wonderful things have happened. Congratulations, best wishes, and thanks for letting us in to such a beautiful moment in your life.
I'm so happy for you and Nick, Sarah!
Congratulations! May your lives together be long and happy.
Super, big, wonderful congratulations! What a great story!
Congratulations, Sarah! What a fun wedding(s). Love seeing your face so happy! Xo
Congratulations!! A happy future to you both. So happy to see the happy ending on here.
Congratulations! Best, best wishes for you and Nick.
I've been reading your blog (and Tumblr) for a long time & am so happy for you both! Best wishes, Sarah!
Two years and change ago, the rain stopped long enough for my outdoor ceremony too. Wedding days are magic, and I am glad yours lived up to the hype.
I wish you and Nick every happiness.
oh my god, I just cried a little. congrats! what a perfect ceremony, and so great that you finally got to do it!!!
Congratulations! You both look so happy! Everyone looks so happy!
My fiance and I are figuring out how to do our wedding, which will probably be even smaller than yours. Thanks for the evidence that small and simple can still be meaningful and beautiful!
Congratulations!! In the week leading up to my wedding in Central Park last year there was rain every day. There was rain the morning of our wedding and rain every day the week that followed, but for for the hour before the wedding and for the rest of the day, there was a break in the rain, the sun came out and we had a beautiful afternoon. I'm so happy you had the same great luck and wonderful wedding with friends and family. (We had two weddings, too, and it was double the fun and love). Congrats and Merry Christmas!
I am also a total lurker for years here. As someone who has read your highs and lows on your blog, I'm not ashamed to say that I got a little sobby reading about your weddings. I am so happy for you. I am such a sucker for a happy ending.
Thanks for the update! So happy and thrilled for you both.
Best, best wishes from another lurker. Welcome back to Tulsa :)
Sarah, i too have been a lurker on your blog for about five years now. What a wonderful love story! I am beyond thrilled for you and Nick. Blessings and love to you both on your first Christmas as a married couple!
Fantastic! I'm so happy for you both.
Congratulations, you two! I just read most of this post aloud to my husband, and he was all "wait, could we have just gone to a park and done it that way?" We got married young, ten years ago, and our wedding was pretty much dictated by our moms. Lame. You guys did it much better.
Although we had lavender, too...did it hurt? I remember getting pelted with the sharpish business end of some lavender buds and being like OW GEEZ OW.
I love it when everyone delurks. I remember these names and email addresses from years ago, I had no idea all of these people still read here! Thanks for all the good wishes!
Awesome job, guys, way to knock it out the park on third down and six in the ninth inning stretch (is that right? I feel terribly British on here:)
We also had the rain problem and guess what? It cleared up half an hour before our ceremony too. Always a good sign :)
Much love from SE6 x
Another long-time reader here. Thank you for sharing your special day(s). I'm delighted for you and Nick! What a beautiful bride you make, and how happy your husband looks! I wish you all the best in your future together.
Congrats! I once spent a whole morning reading about you & Nick and it's made me a bit teary to see that the ending (or, rather, the beginning!) is finally here. Wishing you a lifetime of adventures and smiles :)
Congratulations! That is the sweetest wedding story I have ever read. Well done getting to the essence of it all and not worrying about all the silly pomp and circumstance :) Best wishes to you both!!!
Congratulations! I've been reaading your blog for years, and I am so happy for you both. All the best to you.
Awwww! I love it! Congratulations! May you have many, many happy years together. Englishmen make the best husbands and I have 11 years of marriage to prove it! With love from Portland!
Awwwwww You two crazy kids! I love it -- the whole thing and both of youse. :-) Best wishes and much love from another Internet friend you've never met.
I have followed your blog for a long time and I don't remember if I've ever commented before. I am drunk visiting Rhode Island to see a bunch of wonderful people, some of whom are friends and some of whom I hope will become friends, and I just want to say that I wish you the best, I think you are lovely, and I really think you are so fantastic. My best to you both xoxoxoxo
Congratulations!! Yet another long time reader "delurking.". The pictures are great, I am sitting here grinning just lookin at them!
Congratulations from (another) total stranger who has been reading you online for years. So fun to watch you and Nick's relationship via the web over these past couple of years. Best wishes to you both!
My heart is brimming over with love and I just feel so happy for you both. I wish you both long life and endless love.
You have ALL the best stories! A lovely tale, made lovelier by all the great pics. Wish we could have been there, but maybe for your third..? XX
Living in Tulsa my whole life I can't think of a better place to be on Christmas! Congratulations and best wishes for your marriage and a long life together in love!
What a beautiful wedding! I can't imagine a more personal, nicer, sweeter one! I've only been reading your blog for a few months, but I really like it. I'm so happy that you got the visa and were able to have a pre-Christmas wedding in NYC. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I've been waiting for this story! And it didn't disappoint. Thank you so very much, sending both the newlyweds much love xxxxxx
That was KT by the way (just realised I didn't sign)...
I already looked through the photos on Flickr last week, but darnit, you still made me cry at my desk during my lunch break with this post. Congrats on all the awesomeness.
Lovely story! Huge Congratulations! Nice tree!
Many congratulations to you and Nick. I have been reading your blog for a long time, and I am so happy to hear that you are happy. Even though I don't really "know" you, it feels that way after reading your work for so long. Best wishes for everything in your future!
made me teary! so happy! congrats! and what a wonderful ceremony.
I've been reading your website forever. Forever! And so many nice things have happened here. And, wow. I'm just so happy for you. (That paragraph about the semi-circle and the promising of the nice things? Yes. That's exactly why I've been reading your website forever.) Thanks for sharing your special days with us.
Long time reader wishing you both the best! Congratulations!
Yay! We have some wedding photos in the park in similar spots. Many congrats!
Absolutely PERFECT. I'm so happy for your happiness. Congratulations!
Again, de-lurking for the purpose of saying, "Congratulations!" You both look SO happy!
Congratulations! I love all of this and I'm so happy for the two of you.
May you live happily ever after.
What a great tale; so happy for the both of you!
Congrats. So glad everything worked out for you guys. For my most recent and hopefully last wedding experience, my underwear cost more than my bridesmaid dress, so good on you for remembering what is important - good footwear.
Congratulations! Such a lovely, happy story. My favorite line: "So long as Nick is there and we’re married, I don’t really care about anything else." That's love. Thanks for sharing with us! (from Stephanie, mom of Hillary (then 18 yrs old) who was at the Cringe videotaping at Crash Mansion several years ago)
My best friend has shared your blog with me throughout the past year. How I understand you!
As a European woman I have had to jump through so many hoops to marry my American guy! I also married twice - once at City Hall (with just my in laws), the other time back in Europe in a ceremony performed by the 2 of us + my friends (hey, we were already married, we could do whatever we wanted : ), together with friends and family. We thought of doing a 3rd ceremony with the rest of the friends over here but decided we were "weddinged out".
I was really happy to hear that you finally got to marry your guy. Good luck with your plans! I wish you both loads of happiness. Congratulations and blessings.
I've only been reading this for a year or two, but time to de-lurk and say your happiness is just beautiful in these photos. Congratulations and best wishes!
Congratulations lady. Your wedding sounds perfect.
You! Fabulous telling.
So choked up and happyHAPPYhappy for you!!!
Thank you, everyone! I love reading these.
Thank you for your kind words. You're not as weird as I thought.
Much one and zero based affection,
You are a complete stranger and I am tearing up because I am happy you are happy. Ahh weird one sided internet "relationships"! Congratulations Sarah and Nick!
I have been quietly reading you for quite some time and never commented, but I wanted to say congratulations to you both. I know how hard it was to wait and wait and not know what was going to happen and I'm very happy it has finally worked out.
Ahhh, I loved every inch of this post. That last photo is beyond lovely. Your weddings sounded so perfect and so YOU.
I used to read your blog a few years ago and just happened upon it again. I just wanted to congratulate you on your marriage and I hope you two have many happy times ahead of you!
I'm so happy for you.
I am squeeing a little bit. I've been reading your blog since...2002? Little Sarah Brown all growed up and married. He looks like such a nice fella too!
Please more pictures of THE BRIDE. (I almost wrote 'the bridge'.) When you have your next party thing please have many pictures of you!
I'm not making stuff up when I say I think this is the best blog post ever in the history of blog posts. Or at least my favorite.
I love you, Sarah B.
All I have to say is YAY! xo
This all makes me so very happy. I started reading your blog a few years ago when I was going through an awful breakup (no corrolation there, just an odd coincidence). Your posts made me crack up and it's been such a joy to see you so happy yourself! I just got married 3 months ago and have to say that married life is pretty sweet. As I am sure you are discovering. All the best to you and Nick!
I could not possibly be happier for two complete strangers. Happy New Year, Sarah and Nick.
Oh, Sarah, this made me tear up at my desk at work. I've been reading your blog for so long and I was in your Cringe book, and I just pray that one day I will have what you have. Congratulations!
Great pictures, great story. (How in the world did you guys get up to the roof?) Yay Brooklyn, yay Sarah, yay to family and friends being right that "it will happen." Wonderful!
This is just fantastic. Congrats Sarah and Nick!
Wonderful... reading about your special day(s) has perked up a cold snowy Canadian morning sitting here at my office. Congrats! I'm so very happy for you and the lovely start to your next chapter with Nick, all the best to you both.
This is so perfect and adorable. I'm totally not crying, though. Nope. Not crying.
Congratulations, Sarah + Nick!
Congratulations! I'm not ashamed to say I cried - more than once - while reading this. It looked perfect! Best to you both.
Did you really get married on 12-12? You're (a) gross!
Congratulations on everything :)
How beautiful. So touching. And your grandmother's bonnet has inspired me. My mother died a few months before my daughter was born, but not before she purchased one or two outfits for her future first grandchild.
I think I'm going to take one of those outfits and make it into something wedding-y for my sister and my daughter to eventually use in their weddings, and to pass down the line.
Thanks again for the post and the idea and congratulations on your marriage! What a wonderful couple you are!
Congratulations Sarah B!
I don't even know you, but I spent all of December reading your blog from beginning to end. I just finished reading this, and I cried. You may have just turned me from an avid non-marrier....
Holy shit, SB! You're a married woman! Congrats!!! :D
Delurking to say "Congrats!". Your pictures are beautiful and the love in them just radiates. =)
Sounds like a lovely and very loving few days. How lovely. :-) Congratulations and many many happy years together.
I've been reading your blog since the time i started writing my own and i loved it so much that theres a link to your blog on my left hand menu at #3 right under the link to my photos :)
the one i loved the most was the one you wrote about Longing (27th Dec 2003) and the comments that followed were AMA-zing :) pasted it below so the newbies can enjoy it...
am really happy you found that one person that said that one thing in the right place at the right time... Congratulations :)
For the past few days, I’ve been formulating this theory. My theory is that for almost every single person on the planet, there’s this one sentence, and that almost every single person on the planet believes that if this one sentence was said to them by the right person at the right place or at the right time or with the right words, everything the person longed for would come true, and their life would right itself, or start an entirely new and glorious path, and they’d finally be happy.
Of course, I know this one magic sentence won’t really do all of that, but I still think almost every single person on the planet hopes to hear it, and that’s partly the thing that keeps them alive.
So I want to hear some sentences. Feel free to be anonymous.
[December 27, 2003 3:48 AM | 201 comments]
My 13-year old stepson and I have adopted your theory on "janices" and nary a week goes by that he does not describe some schoolmate as "you know, a 'janice'." We have even turned it into a verb and I'll often tell him I've been "janiced" at church by this person or that person, because you know how churches are just FULL of janices. So we miss you for sure but we hope your life is full and happy.
Your last pic in your last post makes it seem like your blog is ending with "and then she lived happily ever after". I hope you are but miss your posts!