I should revise that – oh what a weekend. It started Friday afternoon with an invasion force raiding the local nail shop for manicures and pedicrues and continued that night with a group of about 30 people at my house for tamales and Margaritas. We polished off a handle of Tequila and a case of Corona in no time flat! Saturday morning the same group assembled for Wedding Morning Mimosas and then the day was off. We had little errands to run, hair appointments in the afternoon and then it was time to get dressed for the big event. I was fine until about 30 minutes before I got in the car to head up to the room. And then I was a wreck. I forgot my bracelet. I forgot to put the chip in my camera which was then rendered useless. I didn’t fully charge the battery for the video camera and then forgot to take the AC adaptor with me.
When we got up to the room it finally hit me – I was the Mother of the Bride! I almost started crying right then and there but held off until the bride arrived.
It was a gorgeous evening in a beautiful setting
When the Bride arrived I I gave her hug and then looked at her adoringly while she almost cried.
The wedding ceremony was really amazing and magical. It was the most heartfelt, authentic, romantic wedding on record. The officiant has been the Bride’s best friend since they were in high school and the words she wrote and then read to the attendees made everyone cry and laugh and rejoice. The couple wrote their own vows which were a perfect expression of their feelings, their love for each other, and their vision of their shared future. There were a couple other readings and some more words and then the Mother of the Bride completely broke down and cried like a baby.
After that there was only 1 thing left to do – toast the couple and dance.
Or, in some cases, dance like a fool
Everyone was touched and everyone had a great time. It really was the most fantastic wedding I have ever been to. I feel honored to have been a part of it. I could NOT have done it without a considerable amount of help from my sister. Thank you so much!!
These picutres represent but a mere fraction of the total. I’ll have to figure out some sort of slide show when we get the digital images from the professional photographer.