Meet the Men, Groomsmen that is…

So Kristie has been on me to write this post for a few months now – since it is less then a week till we leave for our walk down the aisle, I figured I have waited long enough to tell you about the guys who will be accompanying me. Meet Scott Becker, Greg Marcellino and Coleman Hutchins – all good friends from college who are still friends with me after all these years, despite suffering through most of those 4 years of drunken madness at American University. My best man (on left) is Scott Becker, all-star golfer, guitar player, … Read More ›

The hidden costs of a destination wedding…

I have planned a few events in my lifetime and thought I was pretty darn good at budgeting needs and associated costs by now. I thought this, that is, until I started doing the checklist of all the things we need to do before we head to Mexico, and suddenly realized how many little ‘big’ things I forgot to factor in… Cat sitter – $350 Home alarm system – $450+monthly expense (so let’s just call it $930 for one year) Cables and other tech stuff – $250 Suitcases/bags – $150 Personal trainer – $1,600 (which hindsight tells me, we should … Read More ›

Whitening our Choppers

Since neither of us lost the 30 pounds we would have liked to before the ‘big day’, we are now doing everything else we can to take the focus off our plump bodies. First stop – BriteSmile. They promise an hour and a half of your life for a whiter, healthier looking smile. So of course, I signed up us. If you have beautiful pearly whites beaming in the Mexican sunshine, no one is going to be looking at your double chin, right? Chris and I head down to their Union Square ‘lab’, don some funky orange glasses, settle into … Read More ›

What I do for love…. the pre-wedding back wax. ouch!

So Kristie really wanted me to get my back waxed for our weeklong destination wedding in Mexico. I have done it for her before, so I reluctantly obliged, but this time, I set up my Canon HD Video Camera so everyone could see what it was like… Now, the thing is, it is really not so bad – over in under 20 minutes really, but it does hurt like crazy bad. Some parts of my screaming is really NSFW – other parts of my screaming are very much like a little girl. It is very funny though I need to … Read More ›

Canada’s finest export: Our photographer

I am so very excited that Kris Krug has agreed to photograph the Wells:Heuer festivities. Kris has an amazing eye with a true gift of capturing the energy of his subjects. I understand he is also very good at Photoshop, so I working with him to make sure I am airbrushed down a bit to a size 2 if possible. I know, I know. He is a photographer – not a magician. 🙂 Seriously, we are so very lucky to have him there with us not simply as our photographer, but as our friend.  Thanks buddy.

The beauty of modern technology

So as the big day edges closer, Chris and I have been trying to figure out a way to include those of you not able to join us physically on the beach in Mexico. I think we found the solution. Enter uStreamTV. We have been playing with the technology here in San Francisco, and are working on getting connectivity while South of the Border so we can video the festivities. If we can make that happen, we will be streaming live, which means you can be there, watching the very moment we officially strap on the old ball and chain … Read More ›