So, we got married.

by Shannon on December 25, 2011

And you thought your holiday weekend was busy?

What started as one of our stock pretend fights Monday evening (“my accountant is better than your accountant, nyah nyah nyah“) somehow turned into us going to the courthouse for a marriage license Tuesday afternoon, stopping to buy champagne at Lilly Chocolate (when asked by the owner of Lilly why we suddenly decided to do this after 8.5 years together, Tamas said to her with a perfectly straight face: “well, we did just buy a freezer…”), finding a roller derby girl friend of a friend to officiate (our backup was the owner of our local comic book store…really), finally culminating in getting married at my studio building Friday evening with my studiomate Arabella, her husband Ben and Tamas’ best friend Mike in attendance.

Studio neighbor Kristen (you know her work from Shaping Shawls) shot some photos. My friend Margaret fixed the straps on a dress I already had, and I wore Doc Marten heels.

Miriam Felton, love love love, FedEx overnighted me her Nefertiti shawl (it’s borrowed and blue…-ish). A sixpence in the shoe and 10 minutes later and pow…married.

All organized in about 48 hours.

(Hey, sometimes things just work).

Here’s to many, many more years with my best friend.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

--Deb December 25, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Wow, felicitations! What a wonderful way to celebrate a holiday–by making it something truly special! Love! Congratulations to you both!

Marie/Underground Crafter December 25, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Congratulations and best wishes for many more years together!

Janine December 26, 2011 at 5:34 am


Mary G. December 26, 2011 at 6:47 am

CONGRATS! And prayers for a wonderful forever for you two.

deidre corbet December 26, 2011 at 7:03 am


penny December 26, 2011 at 10:03 am

congrats! much happiness for you two.

Marnie December 26, 2011 at 11:21 am

Yay! I’m so happy for you both.

Bonne Marie December 26, 2011 at 11:24 am

OMG!! Such sweet happy news!

May all your dreams come true together, forever!

Kay December 26, 2011 at 11:33 am

Congradualizations! Such a romantic way to tie the knot! And you have to admit that it was shocking to be cohabiting, WITH A FREEZER, and no marriage certificate???? That’s indecent. Many happy years and fake arguments to you both,

Kim W December 26, 2011 at 11:59 am

Holy moly! Congratulations, you crazy kids!

Shannon December 26, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Well, Kim, I had to outdo you on last year’s zany zero-to-Owen antics, didn’t I? xoxo

kate December 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Congratulations, Shannon! I think that may be the best way to do it, really. not much time for pre-wedding jitters and family antics:) Here’s wishing you joy and harmony for many decades to come.

Monique December 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Congratulations! I like your style. 🙂

mary lou December 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Cool! Best wishes and here’s hoping all your fights stay pretend.

Voie de Vie December 27, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Well … just … congratulations! That’s great. Love the planning. 🙂

May you, Tamas and the freezer live together in love and peace for many years to come.

Emma December 27, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Congratulations! Hope you have a great marriage 🙂

The Sexy Knitter December 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Congratulations, you two! Would love to see some more pics, but in the meantime WOW is that bouquet lovely!

Carolina December 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Congratulations! Wishing you many happy years together! Lovely boquet, planning your wedding in 48 hours….priceless!

Wool Free and Lovin knit January 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Well, that was a Christmas to remember. Congratulations to both of you!

Natalie January 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Look what I missed when I went offline for the holidays. Congratulations! And may you have many more happy years together.

Alleigh January 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Congratulations!!! Wishing you both health, happiness, and lots of love in 2012 and for many years to come.

Vicki January 13, 2012 at 8:00 am


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