- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
…but you don’t have to like them all!
I’ll soon post pics of our dream wedding in Italy (everything was just absolutely perfect and amazing!) but until then I just share this little tidbit somewhere.
So, I have this cousin that is two years younger than me. For basically our entire lives she has annoyed the living daylights out of me. Mostly it boils down to: name-dropping (of people that aren’t even significant), severe imitation, no mouth filter (this is the big one), etc etc. Everyone knows someone likes this…..and if you don’t…LUCKY YOU!
Anyway, since our wedding was in Italy and half the guests were coming from the US I was extremely appreciative of her making the effort to come. I know it cost quite a bit for plane tix from the US. So, I chose to be very “glass-half-full” about her attending…but she proved me wrong. If her parents had been there they would’ve been appalled. Now time to list her indiscretions (or whatever you want to call them)
1) on the bus from the Rome airport to the wedding location she spoke to all the Europeans like they could barely understand English (slowly and loudly) and didn’t know anything about the US (ie. “you know, the US is made up of states like tx, fl, ca, etc). These are all very educated people from countries whose second language is English.
2) one of my really good friends on the bus (who is from Finland) was visiting with her and my cousin asked “so, how do you know the groom?” and my friend said that she was my friend first and then she and her husband became friends with my husband…my cousin’s response “omg, LL has foreign friends!?!?” uh, hello, I live in Europe!
3) at this point, just about everyone (including other members of my family) put their earphones on so they didn’t have to visit or listen to her. I had imagined everyone on the bus (2 hr bus ride) laughing and having fun 🙂
skipping over a few things during the rehearsal dinner…
4) during the dinner after our ceremony on Saturday she got into a discussion with another of my friends from Scotland that is a vegetarian and very environmentally conscience. She kept talking about how she drives her big SUV in TX and loves shooting all animals, etc. While I love my SUVs (Europe has not changed me that much) and eating meat (my dad has a cattle ranch for goodness sakes) I respect other people’s choices and do not try to rub in or impose my thoughts, etc on anyone. And when I say she got into a “discussion” that means she was talking about she hates people that are tree-huggers and don’t eat meat, etc. Luckily my friend is very laid-back.
5) to continue with the same friend (so sorry C!!!) It is a Swedish tradition (her SO is Swedish) to make sure the girl sitting to the man’s right always has wine in their glass, etc…so guess who was sitting to his right…my cousin! For some reason she took this as he was hitting on her (apparently right in front of his gf) so she hung onto him alllllll night and danced with him a few times. The breaking point for him though was when she wanted to sit on his lap and he tried to point out that he wanted to go sit with his gf who was 2 feet away.
6) her dancing skills!!! eeeeek! she was a dancing queen that night and it wasn’t pretty. Most moves were either spastic or quite slutty. She actually grabbed one of DH’s uncles and danced with him (in his 60s) and he and his wife left right after. She gave one of DH’s colleagues a lap dance and had the audacity to grab his crotch. He’s married by the way! Luckily the dance floor area was quite dark since we were outside and it was lit by candlelight so not everyone saw everything.
And these are just the highlights! All I can do about it is laugh…this will probably be some type of story that will pass along in the rest of the family for some time…”please don’t pull an S at the wedding/family function!” type thing.
Sorry this is so long but its so funny to me and it also makes me realize that you can’t control everything at your wedding so just take it in stride and laugh along the way. These aren’t the things that you’ll remember forever….the good stuff will definitely overshadow the bad/funny!!