Frequently Asked Questions.
Are there any photos yet? Brian and Emily don't have anything up yet, but keep an eye on their site. If you have photos of your own add them to the gallery. We'd love to see what you've got, too, so feel free to send us CDs of your photos. Or doubles.
Why is your online album so wackadoo? Because.
Well, could you sort the photos or something? Fine.
When is the wedding? Sunday June 24, 2007.
Where will it be? At the Skinner Barn, in Waitsfield, Vermont.
What if it rains? It isn't going to rain.
Are you sure? Okay, so it might rain. The upside of rain is that we'll be indoors, so you can wear heels without fear of getting stuck in the mud.
Baby, you should put some pictures on the site! That isn't a question, and you didn't ask. However, we have a slideshow.
What does a person wear to a wedding at a barn? You don't wear heels, we know that much. And wee'uns are liable to find the creek, so keep that in mind when dressing them. We're currently perusing etiquette books in search of a suitable term for the dress we desire of you. We might peruse right up until the wedding, though, so don't hold your breath.
Wear something nice. Not a ball gown. Not dirty cut-offs. Unless you really, really, really want to wear dirty cut-offs and a ball gown. A tie would not be inappropriate, but if ties give you hives, for heaven's sakes don't wear one. Hives would be inappropriate.
Don't you want china? Actually, we do! Um, but. Dang. You know this whole wedding planning thing is really time consuming and sometimes you don't get to everything you thought you'd get to. We have some china, Amanda has her grandmother's china, but it is an incomplete set, and a long story. You're welcome to read it
Are you registered anywhere? Why yes, we are. We've created a registry on Findgift.com. You may need to scroll down to see anything informative. We aren't kidding about the charitable donations part--we're fairly established grown-ups by now and we don't really need more stuff. We'd love for you to make a donation in our honor.
What we really want is for you to come (er, if you are invited--anyone could be reading this site!) and celebrate our wedding with us.
Can we give you photos for the slideshow? Sure. The best way to do it is to create an account on Flickr and upload the photos yourself. Then you should join the noah and amanda photo pool and submit your phots to it. They'll automagically appear in the slideshow! If you have a Yahoo account, you already have a flickr account! If that is too complex, email them to us and we'll add them to the slideshow.
What do you like? This one tends to come from family friends, ones who know better than to trust our parents' assessments of our tastes. So here is the best we can muster. We'll probably change this. We're fickle like that.
We like Paxton Gate a lot. We like cooking with fresh vegetables and herbs from our garden and our CSA. We like baking with whole grains (and sometimes just butter and sugar) We like supporting working artists, local agriculture, small businesses. We like gardening, and cultivating our houseplants (many of which are presently outgrowing their pots, cough, hint.) We like fixing things so much that we've juiced our drill batteries, and though batteries don't sit nicely on the kitchen counter, we strongly encourage you to have a look at the hardware section of our registry.
Between us we have complex tastes. We like a lot of Michael Egan's colorful tall vases (it's a Vermont thing), traditional (and modern) quilts, central asian textiles, Art Deco, Danish design (and we don't mean Ikea), morroccan flourishes, mediterranean pottery. Japanese fabric prints, organic cotton, terra cotta and bright colors. We like pretty things that are hard to find. We like design sponge sometimes, but not always (those dog rugs are just plain stupid). We like prints and patterns in small doses. We like well made things. Amanda has been keeping a list of coffee table books and interesting permaculture resources. She likes putting furniture on wheels. Noah, lately, has been obsessed with bento boxes for sandwiches (that is a precise thing, a sandwich sized bento box) Vanilla Bikes and antique watches, though we aren't sure how that translates into nesting and homemaking.
Why aren't you registered at ...? For one thing, FindGift is easier for us. We'd really like to support smaller stores. We don't go to big box stores or shopping malls ourselves because locally owed stores are way better for the local economy. So we try to support our local economy. We'd rather you supported your local economy than helped the CEO of somewhere save up for a new yacht. So you have a choice. The things we need or want or imagine we'll use, we've listed them as best we can. We've tried to find pictures of things that we like, mostly they websites that have easy to navigate online inventories, they are big box stores. If you want to print out our list and go to your favorite kitchen store, please do! Just be sure to check things off so we don't get overloaded. The nice thing about getting everything from Pottery Barn is that we can return things to Pottery Barn. This way, we need your help.
How did you find the Skinner Barn? Noah grew up in Waitsfield, and depending on his mood or the moment, he'll often say he is from Vermont (other times he says Boston, which is where he moved to when he was 9) and we were looking for a good place to have a wedding near Waitsfield. The secret truth is that we were chatting with the baker next door to the City Reliquary and she'd just been to a "fantastic" wedding at "some barn in a town near Waitsfield." The selling point was that more than one child had found a creek running through the property and needed to be hosed off before the night was over. Ever reliable, Melanie Cheeks went and looked up this barn she'd been to and it turned out to be the Skinner Barn, which is in Waitsfield. Nice. Melanie also directed us to a lovely jeweler. No Max Weiner but they did resize Noah's Bubbe's ring for us. If we hadn't found the Skinner Barn we probably would have gotten married in Brooklyn and asked Melanie to make our cake. If you do find yourself in the 718, look up Cheeks and get a cupcake. They're quality.