Well, it’s taken me this long to figure out how to work around copyright protected photos from the wedding photographer, but I did it! (Mostly. Can’t get rid of the “Proof” watermark, but you’ll get the drift)
Everything was beautiful, especially the bride, whose feet may not have touched the ground all day. There were only a few minor troubles – like the fact that the sanctuary registered a balmy 100 gazillion degrees and I thought we would all pass out at any second.
The Swimmy made a precious flower girl. At the rehearsal, it was a little up in the air whether or not the little boys would actually end up walking down the aisle the next day. They were having none of that and the little girls were all about walking down with big ass grins on their face. But! When the day came and we were all called to line up, those little boys snapped to it and held their arms out for the little girls to hold and they all marched down the aisle with eyes as big as saucers. But they sure were cute!
The Swimmy was so excited the night of the event, that when all the guests were seated, she decided to take a stroll down the aisle ALL BY HERSELF to see who had come to the wedding. You know, to watch HER walk down the aisle. She was quickly shuffled back to the holding room – and I didn’t know any of this until the next day!
It was a lovely ceremony, although for a few minutes there we weren’t sure OldestDaughter and TheBoy were going to be the ones getting married. You see, the Rabbi, who is very nice, but very old, kept calling OldestDaughter the wrong name. It was funny, but not for long. The Cantor finally pointed him in the right direction, and the ceremony continued.
Here’s the whole family. I am double-sided taped into My Personal Project Runway dress to within an inch of my life. And my hair is sprayed with pageant-level-strength hairspray. I went to bed with my hair still done and woke up with very little out of place. I’m thinking my hair killed a seven foot wide hole in the ozone that night.
The best part of the evening was this.
You see, the wedding was scheduled at the same time as the biggest college football game of the year: University of Texas vs. Ohio State. It was, uh, a point of discussion for many, many weeks. (Hey, it’s Texas. We’re all about football.) So, we solved the problem. Portable TVs before the ceremony! We got scores up until half time. Then we gave up – we got killed.
Here is my favorite picture. It just sums it up.
And those are the highlights!