Then I got up on table and I said... November 4, 2013 10:18 AM   Subscribe

Hey MetaFilter, my wife and I would like to express our sincere and profound gratitude for making our wedding the best wedding.

Seriously, you were there with us every step of the way and it would've been impossible (or at least far less than perfect) without your help and support.

I don't want to name names for fear of leaving someone out but I'd like to extend specific thanks to the NYC MeFi crew (past and present) and the collective experience and reliability of AskMe.

And, okay, I have to name one name: Greg Nog officiated the ceremony and he did a wonderful job and I want to extend my thanks to him as publicly as I can.

So, because there's no way to say this too many times, Nikki and I would like to thank y'all for the most magical hours of our lives.
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 10:18 AM (101 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

Mazel tov!
posted by ocherdraco at 10:21 AM on November 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


You crazy kids!
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:23 AM on November 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


It was, of course, an honor to be able to officiate! You two are super wonderful, and I am delighted to be one of many mefites to be able to help you guys as you planned this. Even if I don't know your arcane wedding dances.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:31 AM on November 4, 2013 [11 favorites]


This is great news for you guys - you can now start having sex! Enjoy!

Seriously, congrats. You two are awesome.
posted by jbickers at 10:34 AM on November 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yay you two! Congrats!
posted by likeatoaster at 10:34 AM on November 4, 2013


Hooray!
posted by rmd1023 at 10:42 AM on November 4, 2013


Yay, happy people! More metatalks about happy people, please!
posted by phunniemee at 10:44 AM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations and felicitations!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 10:48 AM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations to you both!
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 11:06 AM on November 4, 2013


Beautiful Happiness.
posted by Pudhoho at 11:11 AM on November 4, 2013


Mazel tov, you guys!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 11:14 AM on November 4, 2013


Mawaige: Mawaige is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawaige, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam...

May wuv, tru wuv, fowow you foweva...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:17 AM on November 4, 2013 [18 favorites]


*clinks glass with fork, expecting to see newlyweds kissing on command*

Huzzah!
posted by wenestvedt at 11:17 AM on November 4, 2013


I am so glad everything went well! Congratulations you wacky kids.
posted by msali at 11:17 AM on November 4, 2013


Even if I don't know your arcane wedding dances.

The hora.... oh the chicken dance! Greg Nog, you're in the Midwest now, I hope you were taking assiduous notes.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:19 AM on November 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


Oh, man...I'd LOVE to be married to Greg Nog.
posted by ColdChef at 11:22 AM on November 4, 2013 [17 favorites]


BY Greg Nog! I meant BY Greg Nog! With his dreamy eyes and rugged...

Married BY him! Nothing more.
posted by ColdChef at 11:23 AM on November 4, 2013 [41 favorites]


You're fooling nobody CC. Long stands the list and myriad of those who would take the bearded one's hand in matrimony holy or un-.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:26 AM on November 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


WHERE IS APPLE IN HER FANCY PARTY DRESS
posted by elizardbits at 11:27 AM on November 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Guys, don't tell my wife, okay?
posted by ColdChef at 11:27 AM on November 4, 2013


Don't worry, she says she's cool with it.
posted by stet at 11:29 AM on November 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


Ahh! Congratulations, griphus!
posted by Rory Marinich at 11:31 AM on November 4, 2013


Yay, another Mefi marriage, cool. Congratulations griphus and Blisterlips!!

I suppose this will affect both your enspousing behaviors tho ... how many mefi spouses were jilted at the altar this time? Oh the humanity!
posted by madamjujujive at 11:47 AM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations!!
posted by xingcat at 12:13 PM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations!
(man, when Greg was at our place on Halloween and said the name of the MeFite that he was officiating for, I'm not sure what he said, or what he heard, or if maybe I was a lot drunker than I thought I was...)
posted by notsnot at 12:13 PM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations to both of you!
posted by jquinby at 12:15 PM on November 4, 2013


Congrats! Yay!
posted by sweetkid at 12:19 PM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations!
posted by bookwibble at 12:24 PM on November 4, 2013


Awww, congratulations from half of another MetaFilter couple! May all of your anonymous AskMe questions about your relationship and about each other's weirdnesses, down the long road of your marriage, be untraceable by one another and this community! :)
posted by onlyconnect at 12:25 PM on November 4, 2013 [13 favorites]


Horray!
posted by The Whelk at 12:26 PM on November 4, 2013


mazel tov!
posted by leslies at 12:29 PM on November 4, 2013


notsnot: "(man, when Greg was at our place on Halloween and said the name of the MeFite that he was officiating for, I'm not sure what he said, or what he heard, or if maybe I was a lot drunker than I thought I was...)"

I'd been pronouncing it as "gry-fiss" in my head until I heard Greg say it for the first time, if that has anything to do with it.

Congratulations gry-fiss and wy-fiss of gry-fiss!
posted by invitapriore at 12:41 PM on November 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


It is okay to mispronounce his name because he mispronounces the word GIF.
posted by elizardbits at 12:44 PM on November 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


That's an awful thing to accuse someone of doing.
posted by The Whelk at 12:45 PM on November 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


elizardbits: "It is okay to mispronounce his name because he mispronounces the word GIF."

Nothing pleases me more than the notion that the pronunciation of GIF could be the subject of drunken wedding drama
posted by invitapriore at 12:46 PM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations! Mazel tov! Happy day!
posted by gauche at 12:48 PM on November 4, 2013


I thought it was pronounced GRIFF us

I have learned something here today
posted by sweetkid at 12:48 PM on November 4, 2013


Also I learned that Russian candy is pretty great.
posted by The Whelk at 12:48 PM on November 4, 2013


I'm currently nursing a dance floor-related wrist sprained after too many shots at your wedding.* It was a beautiful night!



*was unaware that Russian wedding etiquette suggests that guests SIP their vodka rather than gulp full shots
posted by zoomorphic at 12:49 PM on November 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Congratulations. Go forth and be happy.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 1:00 PM on November 4, 2013


Mazel tov!!!
posted by Sophie1 at 1:19 PM on November 4, 2013


Félicitations!
posted by ellieBOA at 1:20 PM on November 4, 2013


I'd been pronouncing it as "gry-fiss" in my head until I heard Greg say it for the first time, if that has anything to do with it.

Actually rather impressed that he managed to use Griph's real name during the ceremony, considering that he almost never uses it IRL.
posted by likeatoaster at 1:27 PM on November 4, 2013 [6 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 1:32 PM on November 4, 2013


Huge congratulations, you guys! ♥
posted by Lynsey at 2:16 PM on November 4, 2013


Many happy returns...oh wait!
posted by Cranberry at 2:32 PM on November 4, 2013


Yay! Congratulations!
posted by Kitteh at 2:45 PM on November 4, 2013


Nikki and I would like to thank y'all for the most magical hours of our lives.

What a lovely way to put it. Congratulations to the both of you!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 2:47 PM on November 4, 2013


I'd been pronouncing it as "gry-fiss" in my head

Me too; how are we supposed to pronounce it?
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 2:50 PM on November 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Griff-us, like a hippogriff.
posted by The Whelk at 2:52 PM on November 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Congrats you guys, it's been really nice to see your wedding-related questions as the date grew closer, Griph.
posted by smoke at 2:53 PM on November 4, 2013


I pronounced it "gryfus," too, until I heard it pronounced in his and cortex's Hellraiser podcast.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:22 PM on November 4, 2013


Oh I was right it IS GRIFF US
posted by sweetkid at 3:23 PM on November 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


mazel tov!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Lutoslawski at 3:34 PM on November 4, 2013


Thank you everyone!

Also it is a neverending source of amusement that no two people pronounce my username or RL name the same way.
posted by griphus at 3:41 PM on November 4, 2013


nice beard dog
posted by klangklangston at 3:41 PM on November 4, 2013


Also congrats on enweddening.
posted by klangklangston at 3:42 PM on November 4, 2013


Congrats!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 3:43 PM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations, both of you!!! :)

and indeed, griphus doesn't always pronounce his username precisely the same way!
posted by beryllium at 3:57 PM on November 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Congrats! ♥

I love happy threads.
posted by mochapickle at 4:05 PM on November 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!
posted by soundguy99 at 4:13 PM on November 4, 2013


Oh wow, how wonderful! Congratulations!
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 4:16 PM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations, person whose name I had always mentally pronounced correctly, and who visage I have only seen in photos in Guy Fieri's restaurant, but whose writings have always made me think "now, there's a decent person. If only I lived in New York". I am sure you will make your wife very happy. And doubtless vice versa.
posted by ambrosen at 4:30 PM on November 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


Welcome to the Mefi marriage club!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:30 PM on November 4, 2013


Now begins the blood rites.
posted by The Whelk at 4:31 PM on November 4, 2013


I had advice on how to deal with Midwestern family that I forgot to give you, but I'm glad it all seems to have gone fine without my surely important advice.

Congratulations!


(The advice was that Midwestern family tend to be better at dealing with unusual shit than we give them credit for. I guess, come to think of it, the chicken dance sort of proves this out.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 4:40 PM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations! I wish you both life long happiness together.
posted by arcticseal at 5:05 PM on November 4, 2013


Much happiness to you!
posted by gaspode at 5:30 PM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations, griphus and Blisterlips! (I mispronounced your username until I listened to your podcast.)

I got married four weeks ago and I've been feeling sort of bonded with the internet folks who got married around the same time as me and my handsome fella. (Not in a creepy way.) It's very exciting! Be happy forever!
posted by Aquifer at 5:46 PM on November 4, 2013


W00t!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 6:19 PM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations, happy ones!
posted by Miko at 7:34 PM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations and best wishes from Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey and myself! May you have many happy years together!
posted by Lexica at 7:39 PM on November 4, 2013


Congrats!! Best wishes for a wonderful life together.
posted by Fig at 8:26 PM on November 4, 2013


Hooray! Congrats!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 8:45 PM on November 4, 2013


Congratulations to the newlyweds!
posted by mogget at 8:51 PM on November 4, 2013


Mazel tov!
posted by oceanjesse at 9:11 PM on November 4, 2013


Oh hey, congrats!
posted by Secretariat at 10:35 PM on November 4, 2013


"Griphus" is actually a contraction of the German grippehaus which means "flu house". So it should be pronounced "Grip-HOWS" with a little sneeze at the end. Everyone knows that.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 2:24 AM on November 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


Congrats!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 3:48 AM on November 5, 2013


YAY!!!! :) Congratulations and MAZEL TOV! May you both have wonderful, long lives together!
posted by zarq at 7:43 AM on November 5, 2013


Mazel Tov whoop-whoop!
posted by clavdivs at 8:34 AM on November 5, 2013


Congratulations!
posted by Lyn Never at 8:46 AM on November 5, 2013


YAAAAAAAAY!! Congrats, you crazy kids!
posted by palomar at 8:50 AM on November 5, 2013


Congratulations!
posted by RedOrGreen at 9:38 AM on November 5, 2013


Congratulations!
posted by capricorn at 9:52 AM on November 5, 2013


Congratulations!
posted by angiep at 11:02 AM on November 5, 2013


This is a definitely a less comprehensible ending, though a more upbeat one, then me gripping griphus's battered body while two crucifix-pose Evas stand in the now-red ocean
posted by Greg Nog at 4:11 PM on November 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


Congrats! Hope y'all move to our neighborhood or nearby one of these days!
posted by mlle valentine at 4:21 PM on November 5, 2013


Congratulations, mazel tov, and молодец!
posted by clockzero at 5:14 PM on November 5, 2013


YAAAAAAY Happy wedding!!!!!!!!!!
posted by xarnop at 5:56 PM on November 5, 2013


Well, Nthing congratulations.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:04 PM on November 5, 2013


Best wishes!!!
posted by BibiRose at 6:18 PM on November 5, 2013


Hooray, hooray!
posted by undue influence at 6:37 PM on November 5, 2013


Congratulations!!
posted by Majorita at 8:09 PM on November 5, 2013


Mazel tov!
posted by radioamy at 8:43 PM on November 5, 2013


:D
posted by casarkos at 8:40 AM on November 6, 2013


Congratulations!
posted by villanelles at dawn at 4:22 PM on November 6, 2013


Congratulations and many happy years ahead!
posted by Zelos at 6:55 PM on November 6, 2013


BY Greg Nog! I meant BY Greg Nog! With his dreamy eyes and rugged...


Why not enspouse him? While he has several crushes and sweethearts, he has only one spouse.
posted by francesca too at 6:06 PM on November 8, 2013


Yay! Congratulations. Many, many happy returns you guys.
posted by misha at 10:19 AM on November 9, 2013


Congratulations and best wishes!
posted by spec80 at 4:30 PM on November 9, 2013


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