Post # 16
This is going to sound bad but I’ve never been to a wedding, besides my own, that I really enjoyed. I mean, I’ve always been very happy for the couple but I didn’t really enjoy myself. That was because the music wasn’t usually good. I went to 3 weddings that all used the same DJ and he was awful. So I think I danced one song at each wedding. My cousin’s had great food and the music was good but it was during the day and I just can’t really get into dancing and stuff when the sun is still up lol. It also doesn’t help that all of them except one only had beer/wine and while I enjoy both, I can’t really get enough “liquid courage” from beer or wine.
Post # 17
Okay, I’m just oging to share some of my favorite wedding moments because I can’t pick one!
A friend of my husband’s got married at his grandfather’s lake cabin in the Adirondacks. The ceremony was standing along the lake, the cocktail hour and reception were just to the side under a tent. It was very relaxed and fun. But the best part is that when it got late the younger guests started wading and then swimming in the lake. I’d say at least half of the guests (all most all those under 35) ended up in the lake. Some still in their formal wear and some in nothing at all. It was pretty epic.
Another friend had an awesome short, small ceremony in very rural Ohio where she rode in on the back of her father’s Harley. Then they had the best wedding dinner I’ve had which came from a local mediteranean restaurant.
My cousin probably has my favorite couples wedding memory. She really wanted to get married on the beach. A lot. So that’s where the ceremony was planned. All the guests show up at the beach and are standing/sitting around watching the dark heavy clouds. The wedding party is late because the limo company screwed up. And then the sky just opened. Downpoured. All the guests ran for their car or under this gazebo that was close by. People found umbrellas and everybody just kind of hung out and visited with people. The bride’s limo pulled up but it was pouring rain. And we waited. And waited. And she’s totally freaking out. We start talking to her about moving the ceremony to the indoor reception space (which was, indeed, the rain plan) and she loses it. Bawling. “It I can’t get married on the beach, I’m not getting married!” Shit. So all this is relayed to her husband to be. And he calls her. And says, “Babe, if you want to get married on the beach, lets just do it. Who cares if it’s raining? The pastor said he’d do it and I’ll meet you out there”. It was the sweetest thing I think I’ve ever heard. They talked for a few more minutes and the rain let up. Everybody ran back to the ceremony area and started up the music and she came down the aisle. It drizzled on and off throughout the ceremony, but it was still one of the best ceremonies I’ve ever been to. You could really see the love between them.
Post # 18
JenGirl: I absolutely loved reading about the wedding in the rain!
Post # 19
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
I’ve been to lots of awesome weddings, but I think my sister’s was probably the best. She really turned it into something SO beautiful– it should have been written up in magazines– and yet it wasn’t over the top, super expensive, or typical at all. First of all I have never seen a more beautiful dress. Also they got married on a farm and my dad DROVE her up to the ceremony site in a convertible something old (I’m terrible re: cars). She sat on the back of the back seat and it was something out of a movie!
The reception was in the lovely grassy garden of her FI’s parents farm so it was just open and natural and perfect. The food was family style and delicious…the DJ was awesome and everyone danced…I knew most of the people there…she had a shuttle to take people home (30 min intervals for a few hours)…there was loads of champagne…she had a super posh port-a-potty…all very awesome. Plus the night before she rented out half a bowling alley!