- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
we soooooo lucked out. weather was sunny and not a cloud in the sky. a bit on the warm side (upper 80s) but I cant complain…about anything!!!
First of all, my kids were GREAT. Now, if you knew my kids, you’d know how rarely I say that when discussing the 3 of them together. Argumentative doesn’t even begin to describe how the 3 of them are like with each other. and the girls….oy, is it too late to have triplet boys?? Anyway, they were AWESOME! Of course, one of them threatened to ruin the wedding but that was Friday night, by Sunday, she was like a little angel.
My hair turned out amazing. I’ve always had super short hair but started growing it last year. I managed to grow it out all one length to my chin and the stylist was able to make it look like I was freakin Rapunzel! My niece did our make up. It was a struggle getting the 4 of us out of the house but we did it, only a few minutes late. In the mad dash, however, I forgot my mom’s wedding ring, her pearls and her blue hankerchief (basically my somehting old, something new, something borrowed somehting blue -ugh!). My dress was exactly what I wanted. I found this style in Kleinfelds but it was $2,400!! I started crying in the shop as I knew that “this was the dress”. Luckily, I found this one online with a chinese dressmaker. Cost me $150 + another $180 for alterations. I really felt beautiful.
I was originally going to have my son walk me down the aisle. I hadn’t asked my dad because he never even came to my first ceremony/reception and I didn’t want to make him feel obligated or uncomfortable (either walking me or having to say “no”). And I didnt want to have to be told “no” by him. So, I didn’t ask him. About 2 minutes before the ceremony, my daughters told me that Pop-pop was asking where he should stand so that he could walk me. The tears started at that point. MY DAD WALKED ME DOWN THE AISLE!!! Dad told me that mom was surely with me regardless that I’d forgotten all that stuff. My sister told me that forgetting that stuff was probably EXACTLY what mom would have done – and she’s right.
We walked to “Con ti partiro” by Andrea Bocelli. As I saw my bride, she was sooooo beautiful. I could see that she liked what she was seeing, too lol. the ceremony was surreal. I am so damned happy to marry this woman. I am 47 years old and over the moon in love. The stories, the movies, the poems – they are all true. I never believed it. There is some one out there that CAN make you feel all those things that a Lifetime Movie tells you that you should feel.
Ceremony over and the reception begins – 4 hours of hors doevres and music. We wanted people up and dancing – not sitting and eating. Dad even danced with me. Bride & I changed out of her wedding outfits into clothes we could dance in. I found these adorable “Bride” t-shirts. Not sure you can see but the word “bride” is on a rainbow heart. Unfortunately, I ddn’t have the bright idea to get them unitl the wednesday before the wedding so I payed thru the nose for shipping! If you’re thinking of getting this shirt, don’t wait until the last second!!
Anyway, we had a great time. I want to do it all over again.
Many good wishes to all of us LBGT brides out there. So much is taken for granted with a wedding (something as simple as being walked down the aisle) by the straight girls (no slam intended). How amazing to have been able to share this day with my family. Blessings to you all.
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