CBS time now earlier
Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2009
CBS time now earlier
The Deed is Done
Well, the deed is done! Early news stories and pics can be found here:
The morning show we’ll be interviewed on tomorrow has been revealed to be “The CBS Early Morning Show.” They expect to get to us between 8:00 and 8:30am. There is always the possibility that we could be pre-empted by more pressing news (in particular given the state of affairs in Iran at the moment), but we should have about a five minute segment or so.
Cool New Site Design
Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009
This awesome new site design is my wedding gift from Sam, and her friend Joanne.
Now it’s T-15 hours or so before the ceremony! I better pack up the car and get some sleep!
Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009
I’m not someone who usually wears jewelery, and it occurred to me that I didn’t have any earrings to wear with my dress.
I commissioned a pair of zero gravity earrings using Etsy.com’s Alchemy function. Etsy.com, for those not in-the-know is an online marketplace for buying and selling handmade items. I’m a big fan of the site, and a lot of my friends have their own Etsy shops, including Kari, who’s going on the zero gravity flight with us.
Treasureheart’s earrings arrived in the mail today! They are totally sweet.
Hair and Make-up are go!
Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Today I did a trial run of my wedding hair at Lambs Eat Ivy Salon in downtown Orlando. The owner was really excited by the challenge of designing hair for zero gravity!
I picked Lambs Eat Ivy based on a series of criteria – first, it was listed as one of Citisearch’s top salons in Orlando. Second, my old roommate and good friend Demi is from Florida, and she really loves Twin Peaks, and in it, there’s a scene where a character sings the song about lambs eating ivy.
The salon is super-cool, and in a really cute neighborhood of Orlando.
After a couple of trials the owner came up with a really cool style for my wedding hair. Noah also received a quick trim and some hair product, so he is looking really sharp.
My hair is now straightened, I am under strict orders not to wash it. I have a lot of curly hair, so it’s super weird to have long straight hair.
Update from Florida
Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009
T minus 4 days until the wedding.
Noah and I successfully made it to Orlando. Today we’re off to get a marriage license and talk to a florist.
It turns out there will be two shuttle launches while Noah and I are here! (Weather permitting.) I’ve been looking up the best places to view launches. I don’t know if we can actually make the 5:41 AM launch tomorrow, but maybe the 5:12 PM launch on Thursday…
Final Crew Manifest
Posted on Sunday, June 14, 2009
T minus six days and counting to the wedding! My Bed Bath and Beyond registry still lists the wrong date, so at least one friend thought our wedding was the 13th – it’s not, it’s the 20th!
Two bridal showers, one bachelor party and one bachelorette party later, the crew manifest has changed and is final:
On the Plane 6/10/2009
1. Noah (groom)
2. Erin (me)
3. Officiant Richard Garriott / Lord British
4. Our (video) camera person through Zero G Corp
5. Our still Photographer TBD through Zero G Corp
10. Matt (Erin’s brother)
11. Erin’s Mom
12. Erin’s Dad
The Canadian couple has dropped out. I hope they have an even cooler space wedding sometime in the future!
Garriott’s mom called my mom and told her what it’s like to go on the flight. My dad was convinced to go after watching a video from the Zero G Company that made it look really pleasant and fun. So in the end, my parents are going on the flight after all. This is thanks in part to an anonymous soldier in Iraq who offered to pay for half of mom’s ticket.
Noah and I are flying to Florida tomorrow afternoon to get our wedding license details straightened out.
I’m still working on the bouquet part!
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The press coverage has continued to pour in, with our story in the U.K.’s Telegraph, translated into Japanese, translated into Greek, appearing in a website for Western Australia, and on nerd news sites Kotaku and Slashdot.
Because our wedding is particularly expensive, we’re looking for sponsors. Your logo could appear in the Zero G plane (or be added to the video in post production). Below are some examples of sponsored flights with Zero G. Diet Rite soda has put decals all over the cabin in some of the images, and Norton Antivirus put one huge logo on the back of the cabin as well as putting patches on the jumpsuits of flight members.
We didn’t have a definitive wedding date for well over a year, and we couldn’t tell what kind of press coverage we might get. But now, with just over a week to go, we know the answer is rather a lot.
Please contact us at noahanderin (at) gmail (dot) com if you would like to talk about sponsorship or placing an advertisement with us!
Press Day R-r-r-r-round Up!
Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2009
We were awakened this morning around 5:00am by the simultaneous ringing of our phones! It was news people calling us up because this had just hit the stands:
So in love they could float away… which appeared on p. 7 of the NY Daily News, featuring pictures taken at last night’s event!
Later in the day arrived this highly inaccurate article: Couple plan to wed in space from that bastion of credible journalism, the Sun.
A cavalcade of others followed, once the story *really* hit the wires:
Today’s favorite headline:
Someone sure has our number…