Remember that wedding I said I was going to attend? It was the most wonderful, precious, absolutely perfect event I’d ever had the pleasure of being a part of.
There was no rehearsal dinner – just drinks and Mexican food with Michelle and her gang, Candance and the kids, me and Katiebug. We laughed. A lot. Sometimes so much we cried and it ran down our legs. Kudos to Michelle’s husband for hanging with all of us that night and not leaving. (Unlike when Michelle and I watched a clip of Toddlers & Tiara and Honey Boo Boo Child and couldn’t stop our hysterical laughter.)
After supper, we went back to our (Katiebug and mine) room and made bouquets. One for Candance, one for Gracie the maid of honor and one to toss. More on that later.
Speaking of rooms, that hotel knew what they were doing when they put us next door to each other instead of us on opposite ends of the hall thus requiring many, many trips down the hall way. At night. After a
many couple of margaritas. While others could be trying to sleep.
The next day we met for breakfast and then Candance took off to the wedding location to get it all ready. It was then that Candance made the comment the little one she had asked to be flower girl had to decline. Or rather, her parents did but this still left her without a little one to scatter petals down the aisle. And I’m a firm believer that a woman should walk down a flower petal strewn pathway at some point in her life. I pointed out to her that there was a little four-year old sitting at the table next to us that would probably love the chance to be in the wedding. Candance cleared it with her mother and I mean really, what was Michelle going to say? No? Yeah, right. Since I still did not have anything to wear, and Katie and I were going shopping, we picked up the fixings for the little flower child. Michelle and her husband and kiddos, along with Candance’s Max, went swimming and then did a little shopping on their own. After all, what wedding would be complete without a trip to Cabela’s?
So we all get ready and head off to the venue so Katiebug can take the pictures. We have Max, the bestest best man in the world, with us and get there with barely enough time to spare for him to get dressed. Apparently when the SGG gets together, it does something to the satellites and all GPSes go crazy and send people waaaaay off course with wrong directions.
The wedding. The wedding. It was glorious! Katie took many, many beautiful pictures and I don’t want to steal her thunder and post one that’s not edited like she would want, but there were a few that I can’t help but share.
During the ceremony they tried to tell the ring bearer and Max they could step down. They didn’t know what they were told and Max got a tad confused.
Then again, so did the ring bearer.
The reception was just as perfect as the ceremony. Michelle’s husband made some delicious brisket. There was dancing, cupcakes, libations and an all around feeling of love, fun and happiness. Candance and I even toasted each other. With linked arms. And using our Redneck Wine Glasses.
Remember when I said we made the bouquets the night before? Since Candance didn’t have her ‘something borrowed’ and Christy (aka Aunt Crazy) couldn’t be there we had to make sure the SGG was represented, so I put my bracelet on Candance’s bouquet.
And that other bouquet I mentioned? The one for the single ladies? There may be a picture surfacing in the near future of the person who caught it. Or rather, it was handed to.
84,000 bloggy points if you’ve made it through all these pictures so I’ll stop but I have to share this last one with you. I told the girls at work about this Monday and it still made me cry, two days later. Imagine being there for this:
If you don’t cry listening to this, thinking about this girl marrying “The Boy She Loved When She Was 10” (and reunited with 25 years later on the Facebook) by the man who was their 4th grade teacher that year and is now an ordained minister, then good luck with your life without a heart.
I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures that Katie took. Oh wait – there is a sneak preview of some of them on her photography page on the Facebook. Just like Katie-Scarlett-Photography and you’ll be able to see them.
Next time, I’ll make sure to tell y’all all about the not so lovey dovey but more ‘yeah, that sounds like the SGG’ things that took place. And there’s a lot of them.