This is Getting Ridiculous

I promised myself I wouldn’t talk about weddings after I posted the quick summary video of our wedding a few months ago. There’s no need to dwell on the past after all.  I even unfollowed all the accounts that I used to look at for inspiration because I don’t need them anymore. Time to make…

Ready Or Not

Getting married has clearly given those surrounding me a free pass to invade my privacy. And nothing is more obvious then how I’ve been on bump watch since I tied the knot. A protruding stomach following a heavy meal, a more loose shirt because I feel hot and sticky especially in this weather, and even…

A Few Words About My Husband

I couldn’t focus on work today so I found myself reading some old posts on this very blog- posts from around the time our wedding planning had hit its stride and our marriage was getting closer and closer.  I’m really glad that I wrote all of those thoughts and experiences down, as now and almost…

She Said Yes…Enough Already!

You’re in love. You’re happy that you found your soulmate. You want to spend the rest of your lives together. And that’s just fantastic- and I really mean that. The world needs more love amidst all the horrible things that are going on right now. Also, I think it’s wonderful that you want to take…

Catching Up

I think the best way to describe penning this post is to compare it to writing a letter (or rather an email to keep with modern times) to a friend after we haven’t been in touch for a while. And it’s been quite some time since I last wrote any new material for Beyond Beirut, as I just…

Our Wedding in Three Minutes

After so many broken promises and false hope, I am happy to say that our wedding video has finally been delivered, ending months full of frustration and waiting. With that, I can safely say that this long wedding-themed chapter in our lives comes to a close. No more planning, no more vendors, no more waiting. And…

The Wedding Photographer Saga

Dwelling on the past is not something I enjoy doing- and in that vein, I decided to stop talking about the wedding and leave it at as the happy memory it should be. I refuse to be the kind of person who constantly uploads pictures or wants to remain in bride-mode indefinitely. I feel that…

What’s Next?

When the wedding ends, a whole chapter closes with it.  It still amazes me how a whole  chapter spanning several months and full of anticipation and planning comes to an abrupt end as the DJ plays his last song and the caterer begins to pack. Pending accounts are then settled, the dress and all rented accessories are returned, and…

The Lowlights of Our Trip To Sri Lanka

You know how they say that time flies? Well, our holiday was about a month ago, and yet I’m still writing about it. Maybe that’s because a part of me wishes we were still there, enjoying seeing new things and taking in all that beautiful scenery. But to say it was a flawless trip wouldn’t…

Madame

At a recent family gathering, one of my aunts asked me a funny question that stuck with me for some time. That question was “have you gotten used to being called Madame?” Despite having been married for some time now, the answer to that question is that I really haven’t. To this day, if someone…