I woke up with a HUGE pimple arising on my chin. We iced it all day to keep it at bay.
My room was really clean because we had already moved my stuff to the apartment.
A lady from our church did my mom's hair, my mother-in-law's hair, S's Nanny's hair, all the bridesmaid's hair, and my hair for the wedding. She was busy that day.
S went fishing that day and I implored his friend's wife to make sure he wore sunscreen so he wouldn't look like a lobster in the pictures. All she had was Water Babies.
The lady doing the reception showed up on crutches and also with a wheelchair in tow. I had doubts.
My college roommate and I caught a glimpse of the groom's cake just before we started getting dressed. We hoped it wasn't finished. But it was.
The colors were teal and peach. I thought it was the most beautiful thing in the world.
I was kind of sad I couldn't have a bridesmaid dress. I loved them so much.
We got dressed in the 2 year old's Bible classroom.
The wedding wasn't at our church because our church was under renovation.
I had to pee after I got the dress on so my friends held the dress up while I perched on a 2 year old sized potty. There was much laughing. And there are pictures.
I sat on a little chair and spread the dress all around to keep it wrinkle free before it was time for me to go out. The hairdresser finished my hair and told her 3 year old, "Tell Miss Brenda bye and we'll see her in a minute!" Her 3 year old then proceeded to walk across the front of my entire dress to come hug me. No one could even get a word out in time, but she didn't leave any muddy footprints on it. Whew!
I remember thinking that I was missing the whole wedding. So much happened before it was my turn to go in.
Finally, as I was waiting in the foyer for my cue, I caught two friends coming in late. They were kind of embarrassed.
My mom had told me that our preacher had gotten something in his eye while mowing that day. I tried to figure out which eye it was the whole time he was talking.
I don't remember very much of what he said.
We lit the unity candle and then forgot to blow out the individual ones. Can you say Unclear on the Concept?
Anyway, it was 16 years ago and I still love talking about that day.
The day I married my best friend. The day God chose to bless me with this man for my husband.