Back in January, Alec and I went on our honeymoon to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We made a one day trip to Harry Potter World as well! It was an amazing experience. We can’t wait to go back! I wrote all about it here.
Today I’m sharing our honeymoon with all of you through video! I had the bright idea to take loads of clips instead of pictures to put together for a video for Alec and me. After we got home and started sorting through all of the pictures and video, I knew I wanted to share it with everyone. I hope you enjoy this slice-of-life DisneyMoon compilation.
Hello readers! In case you have no clue what’s been going on at House Geek since the 30 Day Anime Challenge, we’ve been preparing for our wedding on October 13th. “But you’re already married,” I hear you say. Yes, that is true!
It’s been awhile since I’ve wrote a ‘My Current Favorite Things’ post! I am slowly bringing it back with my new Top Ten category. There’s Top Ten Geeky Food Blogs and now Top Ten Geeky Fashion Blogs. MCFT’s original format is usually 4 or 5 things that I’m loving this week, which is what you’re getting today!
With our wedding around the corner, Alec and I are hard at work planning a Disney Honeymoon or Disneymoon for next year. One of my goals is to wear super cute “matching” Disney inspired t-shirts! I love t-shirts, and they should offer plenty of coverage in the Florida sun while keeping us cool. Here’s a few of my favorites on Etsy!
We always knew that one of us would have to move across the ocean to be with the other. In order to do it legally and permanently, we would have to go through immigration which seemed scary at the time. There were many long discussions and late nights spent talking about which country we would live in and how we would accomplish this but, in the end, I landed a job here in St. Louis that would support both of us. So we started our journey through immigration for Alec to move to the US using a K1 Visa, better known as the Fiance Visa.
The entire process took 10 months… 296 days to be exact. It was stressful for both of us. I actually started the process before I left for Ireland. I had to collect evidence of our relationship (7 pictures, itineraries,convention badges, email confirmations for travel plans, etc.) , fill out tons of paperwork, had my family write letters of support, and spent a small fortune to have it all processed. Alec proposed on my trip and had to do more paperwork on his end, go back and forth with the records department in his country for medical records because they couldn’t find them (then it took an additional 6 weeks to get them), visit the doctor for vaccinations and a wellness check, pay for more fees, and finally attend his interview to see if we would get approved for the Fiance Visa.
Long story short: we were approved!
We booked his tickets to the U.S. as soon as we could. A week later, Alec flew into St. Louis Airport where he and I finally could say we would never ever have to part again because of his visitor visa. We went home and, after soaking in the happiness for awhile, started back on the immigration process: Alec’s marriage green card. We filled out the rest of the documents and knew there was one thing left to do… Get married!
Due to time constraints and money, we decided to have a private ceremony and to celebrate with friends and family within the following year. On October 21st, 2017, we were married in a very intimate ceremony with just two friends (acting as witnesses and photographers) and an officiant. The day was everything I thought it would be. I only wished our families were there to see it.
The pictures came out so lovely (and were free). We bargain shopped for our clothes for the day. His clothes came from Dillard’s and American Eagle. I got my dress from Torrid and the crown from a renaissance festival. The bouquet came from a grocery store. I did my make up myself. My hair is naturally straight, and I left it as is. Our back drop was Forest Park in St. Louis. It was simple, inexpensive, and low stress for the two of us.
As we start on this new but continuing journey through immigration, I couldn’t ask for a better person by my side. He is my everything, my light, my best friend. After three years together long distance, it felt so right to stand in front of him and become his wife. I look forward to the rest of our lives together and can’t wait to be done with our immigration journey.
Stay tuned for more immigration posts! Questions? Comments? Leave them below!
With wedding things on my brain, I’ve been scouring Pinterest and Google for wedding ideas. I want to make sure there’s a piece of my fiance and I in each part of the wedding. We both love Doctor Who and Marvel. Not to mention Disney! I thought I’d share some of my favorite geeky wedding items I’ve come across so far. I adore little personal details and these little items fit the bill perfectly. *Some affiliate links have been used. Check out my about me page to learn more about these links.
TARDIS Cake Topper
One of my favorite wedding cake toppers I’ve seen so far! It’s a part of Amazon’s new handmade department. Although it’s not a part of the free 2-day shipping for Prime members, it’s only $14 and comes in a variety of colors and 3 different sizes.