Monday, July 09, 2007
Post Wedding Wrap-Up
Current mood: melancholy
Category: Romance and Relationships
I was on vacation last week – I went home on Tuesday to spend time with my family before my little sister Melissa’s birthday. The last couple of days – pretty chaotic.
07-07-07 Date of the Wedding
I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to take a shower and to get out of everyone’s way. The bride and bridesmaids showed up at 7:00 am to begin getting ready. I got out of the house ASAP.
My tuxedo was late – it was delivered the morning of the ceremony as pictures were being taken. The photographer must have taken over 1000 pictures.
The ceremony took place – pretty typical long Catholic Wedding ceremony. My 4-year old neice developed a crush on the best man and wouldn’t leave Jimmy alone. My nephew pulled it together and performed his duties well as the Ring Bearer.
By 1:00 everyone was pretty much shot. The aftermath photos took place and we all headed back to my parent’s house for drinks and brunch. The ceremonial Crown Royal shot with the groomsmen and Dad happened in the bar. I stayed downstairs to watch the Indians/Blue Jays game and took a nap while the kids watched some Leap Frog videos.
It was time for the reception and we all got dressed back in the formal wear. It was a short drive to the hall and by the time we got there – the party was already starting. Gotta love the open bar. It was nice seeing friends I haven’t seen in a while and running into those relatives you only see at weddings and funerals.
The party raged onto the night – people danced, people drank, and people laughed. It was awesome. Just before midnight, the lights popped on and it was “closing time” – we still had a full room. It was time to go.
The day went by really fast – it was almost a blink and the day was done.
I love my little sister Melissa and I welcome my new Brother-in-Law Jared to the family.