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Sometimes, when a rambunctious baked good and a kryptonian/atlantean doofus love each other very much...

They plan a wacky surprise wedding that gets local coverage!
posted by vrakatar to MetaFilter-Related at 9:01 AM (54 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

Aww sounds like it was a lovely ceremony, congratulations!
posted by ellieBOA at 9:07 AM on January 12 [2 favorites]


Awww:

“I had been with Alisun long enough that she obviously wasn’t just my girlfriend anymore,” he said. “We lived together, but she was not my wife. So I would introduce her as my companion. I’d say, ‘She’s my companion. We travel in time and space together.’
posted by jacquilynne at 9:24 AM on January 12 [15 favorites]


Yay!!!!
posted by supermedusa at 9:28 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


What a lovely story. Thanks for sharing it!
posted by ApathyGirl at 10:29 AM on January 12 [2 favorites]


Awww , congrats!!
posted by Sparky Buttons at 10:41 AM on January 12 [2 favorites]


Congratulations!

Also, that coat is AWESOME.
posted by capricorn at 10:50 AM on January 12 [2 favorites]


This is so nice, thank you for sharing and congratulations!
posted by fridgebuzz at 11:04 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Congratulations and best wishes.
posted by y2karl at 11:21 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Aw! Congrats and every joy to you both!
posted by mochapickle at 11:41 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!!
posted by MadamM at 11:57 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Are there pics of all the roses? This sounds amazing! Congratulations!
posted by *s at 12:17 PM on January 12 [3 favorites]


You're adorable! Best wishes for many happy years together!
posted by HotToddy at 12:21 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]


Yes I would like to see the roses too!
posted by HotToddy at 12:22 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]


What was the closing line of the ceremony?!?!?
posted by janell at 1:04 PM on January 12 [4 favorites]


Congratulations!!
posted by cupcakeninja at 1:12 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Yay!!!!
posted by cocoagirl at 1:15 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


That is completely fabulous!

Congratulations!

What a lovely thing to do, and to have done.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Molto bene!
posted by kristi at 1:18 PM on January 12 [3 favorites]


What a lovely story. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
posted by EvaDestruction at 1:19 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!!!
posted by 1970s Antihero at 1:24 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Congratulations to you both! Thanks for sharing your lovely news!
posted by ourobouros at 2:25 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by eirias at 4:15 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Flagged as damn awesome! Mucho congratulations and may the sunshine of y'all's love always break through on the cloudy days!
posted by Brandon Blatcher (staff) at 4:17 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]


Congratulations on both the marriage and the awesome surprise wedding! I have no regrets about how Mr Epigrams and I tied the knot, but I had fantasies about doing a surprise wedding. So great to see someone carry it off successfully!
posted by gentlyepigrams at 4:56 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Aw yay, very best wishes as you continue your lives together!
posted by an octopus IRL at 5:16 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Thank you everyone for the warm wishes and groovy comments. We will try to get a link to more photos up soon.

What was the closing line of the ceremony?!?!?

We are largely thrilled with how this story came out, but the writer did get a couple of details wrong- the party was not in Red Hook, it was at the old Rubulad space at Flushing and Classon, down by the Navy Yard. And the last line was not a quote from Dr. Who. It was: You now go forward with your eternal life, but from this day as husband and wife. Based on a thing from Schopenhauer, "This is your eternal life". which is one of my little mottoes. It means obviously live as if this is it, and over time, it has come to be something we say about our lives together, like when I make her laugh so hard whisky comes out of her nose, she'll turn to whoever else is here and say "this is my eternal life."

Thank you again and watch this thread for more pics.
posted by vrakatar at 6:59 PM on January 12 [16 favorites]


Congratulations! This is excellent!
posted by janell at 7:16 PM on January 12 [1 favorite]


Aw, congratulations!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 7:42 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]


Rambunctious Baked Good here, hey everybody!

Thanks so much for all the love! It's been pretty cool to re-live that week twice now — once when we did the interview, and now again with the publication hitting the shelves.

Folks have asked for pix, so I'm gonna try this Google Photos link and hope it works:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/p9ePVmYbZQVSAjbr5
This is a collection of shots from friends and has a few videos to boot.

Again, thanks you for all the well wishes!
posted by feistycakes at 8:36 PM on January 12 [11 favorites]


Mazel tov! What a delightful story! (We're all just stories, in the end. You made it a good one!)
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 9:13 PM on January 12 [3 favorites]


so, SO, all this time...
just the other week I said
to myself
there no more weddings (presumption)
and here you are.

many happy years.
posted by clavdivs at 10:00 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by warriorqueen at 4:49 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Mazel tov!
posted by brujita at 5:41 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Congratulations, you delightful nerds! Thanks for sharing your story with us!
posted by hydropsyche at 5:53 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]


Congratulations!! What a fantastic idea!
posted by Frayed Knot at 6:07 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Awwww, SMOOCHES! This is just so nice!

Many years of contentment to you all.💐
posted by wenestvedt at 7:03 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]


Congratulations!!
posted by maryellenreads at 7:27 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Congrats!
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:21 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!

I'm confused, though - it says the wedding was November of 2022?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:46 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]


I'm confused, though - it says the wedding was November of 2022?

It's a wibbly wobbly timey wimey wedding.

And congrats!
posted by creepygirl at 1:49 PM on January 13 [3 favorites]


I guess my invitation got lost in the mail...
Kidding! Very happy for you - what a festive event. Best wishes!
posted by davidmsc at 2:20 PM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!!!
posted by kimberussell at 2:50 PM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Congratulations and best wishes to you!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 4:32 PM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! So happy that you shared your joy with us!
posted by Lynsey at 4:40 PM on January 13 [1 favorite]


Empress, it was a wibbly wobbly timey wimey wedding... that fell right at the January 2023 issue print deadline.
posted by feistycakes at 7:26 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]


“And then we could spring the trap,” Petro said.

I got a little misty riiiight there. I love this whole story!
posted by 41swans at 10:16 AM on January 14 [2 favorites]


This is wonderful! Congratulations!!!
posted by MonkeyToes at 10:24 AM on January 14 [2 favorites]


Congrats to you both!
posted by zamboni at 2:07 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]


Aw, congrats to you both!
posted by smirkette at 2:29 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]


Thank you for sharing and bringing a bit of much-needed sunshine !!!
Best wishes and wonders for you both!
posted by calgirl at 4:18 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]


Congrats!!! 🎊🎉
posted by Fizz at 6:42 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]


How absolutely lovely. That has made my day!
posted by essexjan at 5:27 AM on January 16 [1 favorite]


Yay! Supercongrats!
posted by Kattullus at 12:08 AM on January 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!!!!!
posted by annieb at 6:30 PM on January 19 [1 favorite]


very cute announcement...Congrats!
posted by honey badger at 8:38 PM on February 8


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