Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Part 2 – D-day (otherwise known as wedding day)

Saturday morning…

Up at 6 a.m. and waiting for the dentist’s office to open at 8:00. I talked with my in laws a bit about what to do if Dave couldn’t get in to see anyone this weekend. After calling right at 8:00 sharp and dealing with a snarky receptionist (at which point I almost lost it and pulled the crazy pregnant lady card), he was able to get in at 9:30 – and my in laws really helped out by taking him over there while I headed to the reception site to start setting up (it was a DIY wedding, so we had to set up – literally – everything, from tables and place settings to cake table, bar, ceremony decorations…you name it, we decorated it.)

Then, it started happening.

Everything that could have gone wrong, did. ALL of the flowers were wrong, and the bride was understandably upset. She and her mom got into it with the florist…quite comical if it wasn’t already a stressful day… and ended up going to a different florist to find an emergency bouquet. They forgot the kegs. About half an hour before the ceremony, someone realized that the laptop with the music for the ceremony and reception didn’t make it to the site, so someone had to make a last minute run to go retrieve it. I was running around trying to get from one side of town to the other and all the while, still unsure of what the heck was up with my husband and if he’d be there! CHAOS! Add to the fact that I hadn’t slept in 48 hours and I was soooo done.

He did – it turns out, he had an abscess in his tooth, and he got some great painkillers that actually worked. If there was one thing we did get from Urgent Care, it was the antibiotics that he had already started on the night before. Getting a text from him saying that he was feeling much better took a LOAD off my shoulders!

And so, we made it. They got married, we survived, I had my husband back, the baby is fine and dandy, and I still fit into my dress!

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I can’t wait for the professional photos… I know Rachael did a great job with the wedding photos!

But you know what? Even though everything worked out in the end…. I NEVER want to do that again!!!


Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

omg...glad everything turned out ok in the end. LOL At least you will have something to talk about for years now! lol

safire said...

Yikes sounds super stressful! You are an amazing friend for doing this while pregnant too!

You are gorgeous :) I love the elegant color choices!

Melting Candy said...

Whew, I feel the pain, we had DIY wedding but things went surprisingly smooth. You look so beautiful in these pictures. I can’t believe you are pregnant, you look amazing!!!!!

fancy nancy said...

I'm glad everything came together in the stressful!

You look gorgeous!!!

beerab said...

You look great! I dodged that bullet myself- my BIL was going to get married this July and we were going to have to do it all for them (my MIL and I) but thankfully they changed plans AND since I'm not in SD I can't be expected to help out lol ;)

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