Thursday, December 22, 2005

OK, Wedding Photies

Something a bit lighter, because it's almost Christmas.

I've reverted to my old political habits on this site, but there's a personal side to the Armagnac Diaries. Some of you mightn't know but this site was briefly The Groom Stripped Bare, and I briefly used Groomzilla instead of my real name (being Armaniac, of course).

I started unloading at a particularly dark phase in the engagement, where between fighting with relatives and each other, tackling seemingly insurmountable logistics, and sorting out career issues beloved and I were losing the plot. Hence some of the most frank, and I think best, posts I've ever written are up the front of the archive.

Then things planed, flew into a blur, and next thing we were married and in Vietnam. So I probably still have a couple of posts to write for closure.

With apologies for anonymity-driven-discombobulation, here is the woman I will love forever in her Mariana Hardwick wedding dress...



and yours truly in 3/4 length self-striped dinner suit, open shirt, cravat and white orchid...

With love to you all; diarists, lefties, cantankerous old conservatives and spambots alike xo

11 comments:

Crystal said...

aw shucks and thanks - us chicks are hard-wired for wedding stuff and I had been sulking that you weren't sharing with us.
gorgeous gown - so nice to see sleeves - and the 'gowned one' certainly enhanced the design. have your anniversary date tattooed somewhere so you will never forget to surprise her with a commemoration.
Wishing you both a Cool (Pagan) Yule!

PS have you seen the nifty photoshop at
There Ain't No Sanity Clause?

Brownie said...

That drunken slag Crystal cannot even get a blog address right, try

Vanstone as Fat Elvis

R H said...

Good. And congratulations, once more. I wouldn't fancy getting done up like a monkey, but it's probably worth it.

Armagnac Esq. said...

Tis.

And you'll note my preference for the classic style of cravat- tied under the shirt. This has a LOT to do with my aversion for doing my buttons all the way up!

R H said...

Good idea. But I think you wanted to look suave, that's all.
And I'll tell you what, a cravat sure does it! I wore one to my last court case. And it was not only dismissed, but the beak gave me twenty dollars out of the poor box.

Chai said...

Merry Xmas!! And Happy Festivus too, in case u celebrate that as well. More importantly, hope u get lots of cool pressies.

cfsmtb said...

Cheers & beers from a fellow Beer Can Hill resident!

Agent FareEvader said...

Cheers Army!

rachy said...

That dress is one hell of a class act. I can't stand the strapless, boob squashing fad that's going around at present, so it's nice to see some bridal elegance for once. And your cravat ain't too bad either!

Well done...

Le Driver said...

You both look adorable :).

Congratulations! Ugh, I bet you've heard that one million and five times. Pretend like you've never heard it before, you know, for my sake.

Armagnac Esq. said...

!Gracius!