Friday, June 08, 2012


I feel like I should have so much to write about! I'm married! We're newlyweds! The wedding was perfect! Yay!

And yet, I don't.  Because the wedding was perfect, I don't have great stories to tell about how everything went wrong. I have ONE oddity to report:

A woman walked in to the "Bride's Room" where I was kickin' it with my Mom, sister, niece, and P. Pre-wedding photos had been taken, and we were just waiting for the time to pass.  So, anyhoo, in walks this woman, the only non-wedding party person to enter the room since I had dressed.  She looked at me, all smiles, and said, "We haven't met." and I was thinking "no, we haven't" and she followed that up with, "Do you know who I am?" And all I could say was "No."  Anyway, it was my mother-in-law's sister, inappropriately coming to introduce herself to me. And then she left.

That's it. Nothing else was off.  I was calm, although at almost the very last second I decided to have my mom walk me down the aisle rather than go unescorted because I was worried about walking by myself in those ridiculously high heels with everyone looking at me.  I was thrilled with my hair and makeup, and was happier than ever with my dress. I kept looking at myself in the mirror and thinking, "I look like me, but I look like me AWESOME."  See?

The ceremony was beautiful, moving, and really quite lovely, and I was mostly aware and present.  At the reception I initially felt somewhat awkward, as hostess, wanting to make sure everyone was taken care of and enjoying their dinner and having a good time. The food was EXCELLENT, I was so happy about it, and I eventually relaxed.  While my parents and their contemporaries tore up the dance floor, we hovered at tables of our friends and chatted,which was the opposite of what I expected to happen, but I didn't care. It wasn't a crazy wild dance party, but we are not crazy wild dance party people, really. At the end, guests were leaving a bit earlier than expected and we had to decide when to make our grand sparkler-lit exit.  It was a great celebration, and we were surrounded by people that love us, and throughout the pictures I have a big ridiculous grin on my face.  Like this one: