llevinso: Oh boy – I’ve got a few!
I had pre-ordered lunch for myself and my girls as we were all getting ready at the venue. Lunch was never delivered and by the time I realized, it was way too late and we were about to start pictures, so we went all day only eating breakfast.
My brother’s new girlfriend showed up to our ceremony drunk. So so so drunk! And wearing HIGH heels. Our wedding was outside at an estate property. There was lots of grass, gravel, and stones. The girl was falling everywhere and was just a mess. It was her first time meeting the family too.
Our ceremony was just perfect!
As our guests were transitioning from the cocktail hour to the reception space, my husband and I went and took some sunset pictures. Our chef saw our guests moving from one space to the other, so he finished up the dinner and had everything ready to go. Great, right? But by the time our guests got settled, and we did our grand enterance, and the apps had been served, eaten, and cleared, the entree’s had been sitting out for 45 minutes! So everyone’s meat was cold. My pork was overcooked. Not great. I wish he had just stuck to the schedule I gave him which had accounted for the extra time for pictures, grand enterance, and time for our MC to talk.
Speaking of MCs, my brothers were my MC’s. I didn’t know it at the time, but my brother with the drunk girlfriend was really upset with her for showing up in the state she did. She wandered off in the middle of dinner and he left to go find her with all of the MC notes. So my other brother had to wing it. He got everything wrong, asked the wrong people to come up and speak, etc. It was bad and everyone was confused. Apparently they had all these stories to tell about me growing up, and about our relationship, but he forgot them all without the notes.
When my brother found his girlfriend, she was near the enterance to the estate, close to the road. She had lost her phone and her shoes. They got into a big fight! One of the neighbours called the estate owner and told him he’s about to call the cops, so the owner took off to find them and calm them down. He told my brother to take a walk to calm down and brought the girlfriend back to the tent and to her seat beside my Dad. She took off again and when my brother came back, he couldn’t find her. Eventually he found her walking down the middle of the road (still without shoes or her phone). Meanwhile, dessert has been served, we’ve cut the cake, first dances are underway. He’s basically missed the entire reception, and I had to write out some speaking notes for my other brother on a napkin so he at least knew the order of the events.
My brother and his girlfriend left the venue and went back to the hotel. So he basically missed my entire reception. I haven’t seen the girlfriend since. I think (I hope) they broke up. Drama!