Q. Where are you getting married?
A. We are getting married in Woodstock, VT at the Sugarbush Dairy Farm.
Q. Ooh, will there be cheese?
A. Probably before and after.
Q. What about during?
A. I don’t think so. No one should say “I do” with a mouthful of gouda.
Q. When is this again?
A. October 25.
Q. What time?
Q. Well if I’m in the neighborhood, I was thinking …
Q. I’ll bring a gift!
A. That’s lovely of you, but no. We want this to be very small: Just the two of us.
Q. Then why start a blog about it? Is it because you two have huge, massive egos?
A. Partly. But having a small wedding like this was never about excluding our friends and family, it was about creating a moment that reflected our feelings about marriage: Ultimately it’s not about the food, the flowers, the DJ, or the public display, it’s about two people and the commitment they make to each other. None of the rest of it will keep you married. You need to make the two of you the primary concern.
Q. Er, you didn’t answer my question.
A. Oh, right, sorry, I got all pontificatery there. Even though having our wedding this way meant we wouldn’t have our friends and family there, we still wanted to be able to document the proceedings in some way, and allow people to follow our whole weekend. In fact, by documenting it via our blog and our Twitter streams, they’ll actually have more detail about the wedding than they would if they just attended the wedding.
Q. Wait, what’s Twitter?
Q. So you’re going to Twitter during the wedding?
A. No, that would be weird.
Q. But right after, right?
A. Oh yeah, totally.
Q. How about live streaming video?
A. Neither one of us fancies ourselves to be Julia Allison, so no. This isn’t about us thinking we’re so awesome that the world is dying for moment-by-moment updates. We just wanted to preserve the feeling of this, and share it with people we love.
Q. So are you taking a honeymoon?
A. Yes, but not until December. We’ll be going to Cancun to see our friends Spetz and Nicole get married …
Q. What’s a Spetz?
A. Can I finish without you interrupting?
A. Thanks. Anyway, they’re getting married there and we were so happy to be going that we decided to spend a week enjoying the sun and the swim-up bar.
Q. That sounds great. I’m very happy for you. What kinds of stuff will be on this blog?
A. It’ll mostly be a travelogue about our trip, how we’re spending our time, pictures of the weekend…
Q. What about pictures of the cheese?
Q. I’ll stop interrupting.
A. Thank you. Mainly it will be whatever strikes our fancy.
Q. Oh man, I haven’t had my fancy struck since college.