I HAD THE MOST AMAZING EVENING SUNDAY!!!!
The weekend started off with all my girls arriving Saturday evening from Dayton. It was so good to see everyone but we didn't have long before we had to run out for the rehearsal. What's funny (and you'll see later why) is that as we were walking up to the doors of the church Allison whispered to me "so does the pastor know your name now?" She was referring to the fact that I had been uncomfortable going with our associate pastor because there just seemed to be something "off" about him. He was very impersonal and could never remember my name. Even if he just saw me the day before, he would walk up and shake my hand and welcome me to the church and ask my name. He was never tuned in. So anyways, we had rehearsal and then us girls went to Cracker Barrel to go on carb overload... and it was GREAT! lol Then just Allison and I went to El Jarabe for some chimi cheesecake and got harrassed by the irritating waiter the whole time. He was nice enough, I just wanted to yell at him to go away! But the cheesecake was delicious and really bad for us...just what the doctor ordered! lol After that we picked Megan and Shawnda back up at the hotel and headed to my house to perform surgery on my dress. We did some minor slicing and dicing and nipping and tucking and it actually turned out fabulous! I was so much more pleased with it and at ease about the way it would look afterwards. And so everyone left at midnight and I went straight to bed since I had to get up at the butt-crack of dawn to go decorate.
I tossed and turned all night...couldn't sleep much...and was awake between 6 and 6:30. We got up, started packing the van, drove to the hotel to get our bridal party and were out to the hall shortly after 8. All day long we had people coming in and out helping us. Let me say...I am so grateful for the massive amounts of help I was given that day. I HAVE THE BEST, BEST, BEST FRIENDS!!!!! I was thinking about all of the help that I received and was adding up all the free gifts given to us...catering, cake, video, photgraphy, bartending, alcohol, etc.... and am left simply awestruck at the goodness of hearts that surround me. I am so truly blessed.
So then I was back to my messy destroyed-by-the-wedding-week house and quickly showered so that my hairdresser could work her magic on me. My hair wasn't exactly what I had expected, but it was gorgeous none-the-less. I had vintage looking necklace and earrings from the 1928 collection and then bought some vintage looking hair combs to match them. As soon as my hair was done we were back on our way to the hall to get makeup and dressed. We were stuck in the coldest bathroom in all of northern Ohio (I'm willing to wager on that if there are any takers!). It was freezing. We spent the whole night praying we would not have to pee! At one point I broke down and couldn't take it anymore, went to the bathroom and changed my mind when I got in there...I just couldn't do it. It was SOOOO COLD!!!
The ceremony was beautiful. And I made it all the way to Scott up at the altar before I broke down sobbing...I think I did pretty darn good! But poor little Courtney was crying since we were in the bathroom and just couldn't shut it off! Bless her heart. She is her mothers daughter through and through. Everything went smoothly through the ceremony until the very end when the pastor was ready to pronounce us man and wife and he said..."According to Jesus Christ and the state of Ohio...and according to the wishes of Tracy and Scott..." DID YOU CATCH THAT? That's right...he called me Tracy! I just looked at him funny...and I think my look shook him up so bad that he immediately got really nervous and screwed up our last name. lol Scott turned around and corrected him and he fixed it...but we laughed all the way back to the receiving line! And when Allison handed me my flowers she said "here's your flowers Tracy". lol He later handed us the marriage license and said "don't worry...it says Veronica on there." And then got out of Dodge...I think he was just really embarrassed. lol And I know that things go wrong at every wedding and so I have to say that if that was the only thing that went wrong at my wedding....I'm pretty darned lucky! He's just lucky that he had a laid-back bride to deal with instead of some other bridezillas that would've wigged out on him for screwing up their name like that! lol
There was plenty of dancing and fellowshipping...it was beautiful and we had a great time. Everything just fell into place and went wonderfully. The cake was beautiful and tasted just as good. The food was great. Everyone got more than one wing and one meatball (which had been a concern beforehand...long story. lol). The only other problem wasn't until right at the very end when I unfortunately thought that I was going to have my first spat with my wonderful new husband. We had agreed to not get drunk at the reception and it appearred that he had broken that agreement....and I was plenty upset to say the least. I was really praying hard about how to handle this because I didn't want to ruin my wedding night. It all turned out fine though. And I'll just say this...he should know better than to mix alcohol and strong back pills....especially like THREE of them!!! I understand the back was hurting and all but come on! Anyways...that all straightened out...my brother avoided jail after a run-in with the police on the way home...Alli and Pew didn't run out of gas and made it home safely... we ended up chillin at the holiday inn and having a quiet morning the next day. It was magical! No worries of kids, phones (well, let me take that back...my idiot ex-husband called me at 9:30 the morning after my wedding...do you think he was being a little spiteful??? Anyways...), no stress about wedding planning anymore. It was just peaceful and loving.
Then we returned to reality and was home by 12:30 to four kids, a stinky dog and Randy let the water get shut off....at least I got a COUPLE of hours of peaceful honeymoon! lol Now I'm just counting down the minutes until after Christmas when we can take our REAL honeymoon!! AHHHHHH......