Oh What A Day!

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

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When the Bride arrived I I gave her hug and then looked at her adoringly while she almost cried.

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She drank champagne and laughed with the groom.
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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.

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Or, in some cases, dance like a fool

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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.

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24 Responses to Oh What A Day!

  1. I am sure there is no bias whatsoever in the “most fantastic wedding I have ever been to” statement 🙂 But it does sound like it was beautiful wedding! And as I am currently at the age where I have about five friends getting married every year, I love the untraditional ceremonies (in fact those are the only ones I even remember any details from – all the white dress/church/ten bridesmaids weddings blend together :-)).

  2. Susan says:

    How beautiful and wonderful. And those silver shoes she is wearing are to die for!

  3. stronger says:

    She looks beautiful in her not-white wedding dress. Stunning! You look absolutely beautiful as the mother of the bride. Congratualations to your daughter and son-in-law!

  4. fe-lady says:

    My eyes were teary while reading this! I can’t imagine the wonderful emotions you were going through! What a roller coaster ride! Great photos. The last one of you says it all! 🙂
    Sounds as if you had a wonderful wedding weekend!
    (And you both look wonderfully and beautifully happy!)

  5. WADDLER26.2 says:

    Great photos—how wonderful a weekend!!!

  6. momo says:

    momm, it sounds like a magical day. congratulations to you and the new couple. may their new life together be filled with much love and happiness.

  7. Bob says:

    Fabulous, all my best to the new couple. So are we going to start a pool as to when this blog will be re-named 21st Century Grandmom. hehehehe

  8. Bob says:

    Fabulous, all my best to the new couple. So are we going to start a pool as to when this blog will be re-named 21st Century Grandmom. hehehehe

  9. Awww, you’re such a good mom.

    snif.

    They look so happy and sweet together – may they have lots and lots of happy years!

  10. susie says:

    Awwww, how wonderful. I can’t wait for my own sons to do the same!! The best to all!!

  11. Congrads!! Wonderful pics!

  12. Congrads!! Wonderful pics!

  13. Congrads!! Wonderful pics!

  14. Congrads!! Wonderful pics!

  15. Juls says:

    Congrats to you and the newly weds. My their time together be LONG and ever so happy.

  16. Laurie says:

    Awwwww. Everyone looks so happy and beautiful! Congrats to the newly married couple.

  17. bold says:

    congrats to all!

  18. Tammy says:

    What a cute couple! Congrats!!

  19. bex says:

    Lovely wedding and great photos! Yes, I would love to see more. Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii.

  20. jeanne says:

    what a lovely wedding and beautiful couple. the mom looks pretty hot too!

  21. david says:

    I love the dancin’ fools photo. Is that Jeanne in the pic? She’s a dancin’ fool – oh, not so much these days.

  22. panthergirl says:

    Congratulations, MOTB!! You look gorgeous, she is gorgeous, and everyone looks so damned happy. Just wonderful.

    xoxox
    pg

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