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: