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:


Gayle said...

And NOW I have a ridiculously big grin on my face!

Desert Songbird said...

And Fella has a big, ridiculous grin on his face, too. :)

I'm happy for you. Truly happy. I believe this time you made the choice that will last a lifetime.

Keenie Beanie said...

I'm so pleased for you that despite all the uncertainty that came up during your wedding planning, you had the perfect day you deserve.

See? You had loads to say after all.

You are both beaming and I am very happy for you - now go have some fun as newlyweds!