*This is me kicking off the official wedding recaps before too much time passes and I forget everything. Keep in mind, more than a month has gone by (already!) so some of the details may not be as fresh.*
The day before the wedding arrived. I’m struggling to describe what that feels like. Let’s just say I was a ball of nervous energy on a hair-trigger. I got into a fight with one of my sisters after our mani/pedis. We apologized that evening at the rehearsal.
Standing around in the cold, waiting for the wedding party to arrive at our ceremony site was a bit of an exercise in patience. We were up against a setting sun and some folks were battling Friday night traffic. But it worked out.
We rehearsed the ceremony twice. The first time was clumsy and awkward- the second time, things clicked into place much better and we were good to go!
We headed back downtown for the rehearsal dinner. Highlights from the dinner:
- Awesome Crab Dip
- Sneaking out onto the restaurant’s private deck to share a dance with Trey
- Surprising our parents and members of the wedding party with thoughtful gifts
- Driving back to my parents’ home with my Dad in my passenger seat, and just chatting with him
I arrived at my parents’ home after the dinner, quickly got ready for bed, and tried to get at least a few hours of decent sleep before waking up at 6 am the next morning…
*To be continued…*
(P.S. for any local folks out there looking for a good place to eat, our rehearsal dinner was held at the Hull Street Blues Cafe.)