- 8 years ago
- Wedding: Private home
I’ve been married for a little over two weeks now, and it still feels surreal! hubby is in bed with the flu and I’m enjoying my last week of relaxation before the craziness starts. so what’s a newly married gal to do? Tell her fellow december brides about her wedding of course!
We had some issues – most notably that North Carolina requires you to have proof of social security – as in a W2 or your card rather than the passport that is required for a job application. As neither of us live in NC now, we spent a rather hectic day hunting that info down, but in the end, it all worked out and our wedding paperwork was even signed by a former classmate of the hubbys!
Second issue was the weather. 24 hours before the wedding, North Carolina got snow – everywhere but Raleigh. We got about an hour of big wet flakes but nothing that stuck, whereas Greensboro, where many of our guests were coming from, got almost 4 inches (not a lot to my Oregon eyes, but to a North Carolinian?? Hoo Boy!) The phone calls started coming in and several people let us know they weren’t going to be able to make it. Everyone who was flying into Raleigh however landed safe and sound. The Rehearsal dinner was a bit sparse, but that meant more yummy food to go around! (Sullivan’s steak house – AWESOME! Great food, great people! I even had two waitresses help me sponge off a red wine stain on my dress right in the middle of the evening. I cannot say enough how great they were to us!) The weather also sadly prevented much of my family from coming. My great uncle and a cousin were all that made it besides my parents and sister.
Other issues that came up: Makeup artist cancelled due to her mother dying in Atlanta. I had never met the sub and was understandably a little nervous that morning. Also, the priest almost didn’t make it TO the wedding and nearly didn’t make it BACK to Kentucky in time for church the next day, all due to weather.