Cheeky little fellow… I swear, he can get away with anything! 🙂
Cheeky little fellow… I swear, he can get away with anything! 🙂
Yeah, I’m still alive. LOL I know, I know… it’s been a while. And I’m always saying this but I really do miss blogging and writing fiction. That said, I miss reading more. I miss looking at everyone’s photos, those gorgeous images taken from all over the world, taken by different people with different personalities and perspectives. I’ve never seen the northern lights. But I’ve seen it through your photos. Always through different lenses, always through different perspectives. And I will forever remain in awe at how beautiful that sight is when seen through your eyes, and his eyes, and her eyes… It just never looks the same way. Someday, I’ll get to see, no… experience… it for myself. But right now, thank you for letting me see what you see… For letting me in on the experience that is so uniquely yours. Thanks for sharing a little piece of yourself with me.
I never said this but your photos here at the weekly challenges have gotten me through some pretty tough times. Somehow, they’ve provided me with sweet, sweet escape from the mundane. Your images to me are like multiple windows and doors to different worlds and dimensions that I can just peer into, step into, and get lost in. More than that, your photos have given me inspiration. They’ve made me more ambitious, more eager to see the world. Knowing you has pushed me to travel more, to see more of the world, to taste more of life. So for all that, I’m grateful. I”m glad we connected via WordPress, that we became friends through photos.
Now, I get to return the favor big time. As you may already know, I tied the knot a few months back. I promised some blog followers photos and photos you shall get. 🙂 Here are personal pieces that only I can share with you. As much as I value my privacy, I’d just like to share with you a little idea of what the most important day of my life was like.
The rustic theme is super trending so my fiance, now husband, and I really went for it. More importantly, we realized that it suited our personality as a couple. We wanted something simple but elegant, down to earth but generous… We toiled for months and months DIYing everything from the invitations to the souvenirs. Ariel designed the crates to be used as rustic decor and spray painted the wine bottles. I spent afternoons wrapping jute strings on more wine bottles and late nights sewing lace on burlap for our wedding invites. Together, we stamped wax seals on the envelopes. Together, we dressed up the little jars of homemade pineapple jam in burlap and jute. I plotted the seating arrangement like it was a battle plan. And I’ll never forget the sight of him steam ironing my dress the night before the wedding… Just remembering all that craziness paints a smile on my face. Neither of us have done anything like this before. It was his first time to make wooden pallets. It was my first time painting varnish on wood slices and wooden boxes. Our wedding organizer, who was fabulous btw, was really amazed at how much energy we put into the wedding planning. I can tell that he was super blown away by how OC I was about everything. LOL I gave the wedding suppliers printed handouts as thick as a baby thesis. hahaha I got backups of backups. I printed labels for everything…
Our organizer always be like: “Where did you buy this?” and we be like: “Oh, we made it ourselves.” Okay, it’s probably not wise to be experimental on your wedding day. For us, there was always this option to hire a stylist and then there’s always the risk of suffering DIY disasters. I mean, you only get married (for the first time) once… Ideally. If you screw up that photo wall, it’s screwed. But that’s the whole point. We only get to do this once. We only get to enjoy this once. So we figured, hey, if we make mistakes, we’ll make them together. And then we’ll just laugh at them together. It was kind of the same with this decision that I made to rock a face veil. I had a traditional church wedding and everyone urged me to wear a long veil. They said it looks better in photos and that it’s more appropriate for a Cathedral wedding. I was like: Screw appropriate. I’ve always envisioned myself walking down the aisle with my face bare and me smiling at everyone. And then there was my choice to wear pearls for earrings. Everyone was like: “Noooo… You caaan’t…” See, there’s this myth that if you wear pearls on your wedding day, your marriage is going to end up in tears. Pearls = Tears. Get it? Well, I was like: Screw that. I have more faith in my husband and in our relationship than that.
In the end, the wedding was everything we wanted it to be and more… An intimate affair with us surrounded by our closest friends and family. It wasn’t perfect. It never is. But the feeling was.
It was Ariel’s idea that we should have tokaji (tokay) Hungarian wine for our wedding toast. Coz champagne is overrated, he said (though the ladies and I drank champagne at the bridal suite while getting dolled up). I said yeah, brilliant idea. My fiance didn’t know this but fans of horror will recognize it as the wine that the Count Dracula served to his guest, Jonathan Harker. It’s delicious.
Planning the entire wedding may have been experimental for us but our love is something that has been tried and tested over the years.
Official wedding photographer: Gouldian Colours
“Even if words are lost, tradition should be handed down.”
-Makoto Shinkai, Your Name
“Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness.”
-Poppy Z. Brite
Hey! Been a while since I shared any news about my writing.Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much of that going on since I’m still on full wedding planning mode. (I’m getting married in a couple of months. Yikes. I mean, Yay! 🙂 )
Today though, I’m thrilled to announce that Issue #8 of Body Parts Magazine is now live. It includes a reprint of my story, “They Died Laughing”. It’s an erotic extreme horror piece and this issue’s theme is all about Killer Clowns and Freak Shows. If you’re interested in hardcore horror with a touch of bizarro, you can read my story online for free via this link: http://www.bodypartsmagazine.com/they-died-laughing—kz-morano.html
If you want to add some seriously good stuff to your reading list, subscribe to Body Parts Magazine here: http://www.bodypartsmagazine.com/
I personally love this magazine. It’s got balls. Massive ones. The editors are fearless and the magazine’s content is surprisingly refreshing. The stories in this issue are amazing as always.
I’ll now leave you with a nice little preview of my story. 😉
“And I say also this. I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes.”
-C. S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet
“Browns seek knowledge, Blues meddle in causes, and Whites consider the questions of truth with implacable logic. We all do some of it all, of course. But to be a Green means to stand ready.”
-The Dragon Reborn, Robert Jordan