Once we decided to get married, we had to figure out how to get engaged (because that comes first you know). Neither of us wanted to be the passive recipient of a proposal, so on January first we got together at Stu and Kelly's house with our friends Tony and Jen and drank champagne and proposed to each other. This is making a long story short. If you want the whole story (including how I proposed to Mitch once and he said no and how he denies the whole thing ever happened), you'll have to come to the wedding. But as a teaser, here are the proposals.
The Adoration Proclamation by C.A. Brigham
On this, the first day of the first month of the new millenium, I, Christy Brigham, being of unsound mind and body, do declare the following:
Whereas the world is a preposterous, outrageous, volatile place full of change and mystery, and the future is as unknown to us as our dreamlike recollections and spider threads of the past.
Whereas you, Mitchell Allen, are a nutty, fantastical, splendiferous, wackified luminousity.
Whereas we find ourselves here, together in our graduate school hovel, choosing each other over all comers, after five years of cohabitation.
Whereas you give good back scratches, win all our wrestling matches, love our crazy pets, have the softest hair, do the happy bed dance, look good in Hawaiian shirts, have excellent taste in shoes, love me as only a crazy man can (with the complete adoration that I deserve), are my handsome fox-faced monkey boy, and are a truly WILD AND CRAZY GUY.
Whereas we make most excellent partners in crime.
Whereas you are now clean, showered, employed, and not sitting like a depressed lump on a log. And I am no longer completely devastated by my mom's death.
I propose, despite my fundamental discomfort and unease with change, my reluctance to embrace conventions and my belief in an ever-changing, inscrutable universe that resists attempts at categorization and permanence,
I propose that you, Mitchell Monkey Allen, and I, Christy Crow Brigham, make our crazy sideshow legit.
and GET HITCHED.
Mainly because I love you THE MOST.