Much to the chagrin of everyone involved, Captain Graybeard, Esquire and I adamantly refused to register for wedding gifts. Of all the nontraditional things we did, this one resulted in the most unsolicited advice. Horror stories of decoupaged invitations, numerous fondue pots, art you’ll never hang – wear purple, get married in a courthouse, but for the love of god you need to register for something. ANYTHING.
Register we did not. Perhaps everyone else has terrible friends and family, but we ended up with some pretty awesome gifts, most of which weren’t anything we would have ever thought to register for (See future posts detailing circus classes and cooking classes). Needless to say, if you are going to throw a wedding without a registry you should invite our friends and family because they are far more creative than the general population.
In any case, one of the most unusual, never-would-we-have-thought-to-register-for-this gift we received was for a scenic flight on Seattle Seaplanes. Graybeard has been talking about riding in a seaplane since I met him, so he was already excited for the adventure. I decided that taking photos with my camera from the sky was going to result in boring crappy photos, so I rented a tilt-shift lens for the occasion. For those of you unfamiliar with tilt-shift lenses, these lenses can (among other things) make everything look miniature. I had exactly 24 hours to teach myself how to use the lens, which is approximately several years too short. Regardless, here it is: Tiny Town Seattle!
You can see more photos of Tiny Town Seattle here.