The Missus

The Campbells

In case any of you have been wondering why I’ve been a wee bit quiet over the past week or two it’s because, I was putting together a wedding. Mr. Dave Campbell and I threw caution (and the stress of planning and scheduling) to the wind and eloped over the weekend! We were married by candlelight in a wine cave at a Calastoga, CA winery on Friday, the anniversary of the day we met. We walked down the aisle together, to Muse’s song “Blackout” and danced to “Love is a Place” by Metric. We sipped champagne, visited the Beringer Vineyard in Napa Valley and stayed for a couple of days at the lovely, Indian Springs Spa where we indulged in massages and mineral baths. Our witness was the photographer and the ceremony was offciated by the flamboyantly fabulous Rev. Blane (seen below flashing “jazz hands” with me), who managed to personalize the event so much that he even included my love/Dave’s hate for Diet Coke.

After that we headed south to San Francisco where we spent a couple of honeymoon days at the swanky W Hotel while shopping, eating amazing food, hanging out at a pub with a bunch of Irish dudes (seen below with us from L-R: Mick #1, Darren, and Mick #2) and for the first time in years, not even checking e-mail. The whole experience was amazing, romantic and for us, absolutely perfect.

As soon as we can figure out a place to hold it (Texas heat makes venue choices difficult), we’ll throw a celebratory party. We can’t wait!

And that folks, is all she wrote!


65 Responses to “The Missus”

  1. Jenny

    Congrats, you crazy kids!

    And congrats on season 8 airing already! I guess DIY took all my threatening emails seriously. 😉

  2. Marnie

    Well, that is literally the best sort of wedding I could imagine. Congratulations. I hope this is just one of many many many anniversaries you two will celebrate over the years.

  3. Ellen

    Sounds like the perfect wedding and honeymoon.
    Much love and many years of happiness to you both!

  4. Sorka

    Congrats!!! Sure hope that the rest of your lives is just as romantic and filled with spontaneous fun!!! It smooths out the rough parts!

  5. LesleyD

    Congratulations!!! I couldn’t think of a better place to have a wedding! Vineyards Rock!!!

  6. Esther

    Oh your wedding sounds beautiful!! Congratulations! So happy for both of you 🙂 Wish you both all of the happiness in the world.

  7. Angie

    CONGRATS! that is really awesome and sounds like you 2 had a great romantic getaway!

  8. Debora

    Congratulations!!! I hope your years of marriage are as happy as mine have been. All the best to the both of you.

  9. Janelle

    Delurking to say congratulations! Your wedding in the wine cave sounds romantic and beautiful. Best wishes to you both!

  10. Michelle m_darcey@yahoo.com

    Oh Congrats! What a perfect way to get married..lol..we did the same thing, it was the best ever…you will have so much fun at your party not having to worry about wedding stuff:)

  11. Amber G.

    congratulations to the four of you. I say four because I’m sure that your little ones are excited!!!

  12. annette

    congratulations. I am so happy. That is fantastic and so cool to make the wedding special for just the two of you.

    so romantic.

    I love it.

  13. Vickie Howell

    Wow everyone, thank you so much for the well wishes. I really appreciate it!

    Maybe it’s because so much of my life is public that I loved having this be so private but man, eloping’s awesome! 🙂

    Isela–Your name came up at the winery because the woman working there was from your hood and has a friend who owns a yarn store in Salt Lake. 🙂