the details pt 1

Here are some of the important (sorta) details from our wedding.

The ring(s)

wedding band 1

According to Jewish practice for the wedding ceremony itself I needed a totally plain gold band. This one is super tiny and it fit perfectly with my engagement ring. It was from Etsy and a friend of mine was coming to the wedding from NY so she picked it up from Brooklyn before coming Down Under.

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Don’t mind my huge red hands. The ring was exactly what I wanted. We found it online from a vintage jewellery seller. Which was a much more ethical decision for me. You can read about the moral issues associated with engagement rings here. I was a bit nervous about choosing a ring online but it worked out fine and it was much easier than trawling through all the jewellery stores in Melbourne.

Do you guys have ring buying stories to share? And advice for future brides?

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The first of many

So I got engaged and then I got married. Pretty standard order for events.

What we did a little bit differently is that we had a SURPRISE WEDDING!

Yeah, that was awesome.

We invited friends and family to an engagement party and then in the middle it turned into a wedding. We pulled out a chuppa and a rabbi and got it done right then.

It was a pretty good day. It was certainly the best wedding that I’ve ever been to.

Since people, including myself, find wedding details and photos fascinating, consider this warning that there will be quite a few posts in the near future detailing the big event.

But just to start you off, here’s the video that announced the surprise!

P.S. all the direction and production and editing of this awesome film was done by the boy. Pretty neat huh?!

Welcome Home

Hello old friends,

We’ll remember that time I said that I was just popping into Africa and that I’d be back soon? Yeah, well, I guess I lied. That was almost 2 years ago!

I suppose that I’ll catch you up on what’s been going on in the past 2 years before continuing with blogging.

I went to Ghana for 3 months. It was exceptional and life changing and rewarding and hard. You can read about it at my other blog, here.

I returned to Australia and my boy moved from Sydney to Melbourne. We continued with our university studies. I then went to the Northern Territory in Australia to do some good work with Indigenous Australians. You can read about my experiences, here. 

After that, back to uni. Then New York! I interned at the Center for Constitutional Rights for 3 months doing International Human Rights law. More hard and rewarding work. You can read about it here and here. For a little bit my boy joined me in the Big Apple after his adventures in India.

Then it was back to university for both of us. But luckily for me it was my last semester of law school. After almost 6 years of studying! And then I was offered a job with the Australian Attorney General starting in February 2014. And then I got married! There’ll definitely be blog posts coming up about that, but in the mean time you can check out some of our photos here.

Right after that we moved to Hong Kong!

So I guess you’ll forgive me for failing to blog, but life’s been pretty hectic the past few years!

So currently the boy and I are living in Hong Kong for his film studies and I’m working on passing the bar so that I can work as a lawyer when we get home.

I thought this blog could be a great place to record our adventures while we’re away!

Anyways, I hope you’re as happy to have me back as I am happy to have returned!

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