Friday, April 3, 2009

wedding planning

On the conference table at work there lay a box. a beautiful solid wooden box. My curiosity got the best of me and I opened it, and inside was a wedding album. The pictures were so lovely, every one of them inlaid on a piece of wood, and lacquered to a sheen. The whole album was several pounds.
The photographer took the best pictures I have ever seen in any wedding album ever...the bride could have been a New York run way model, her make up was perfect, her gown was obviously expensive, her 8 girl bridal party was perfect, and her hubby to be was decked to the nines.
My album is not so glamorous...
I took another look at all of my wedding pictures the ones that caught my eye the most, were pictures you would never put in a professional wedding photo album. The pic's that got taken when I wasn't looking, or the ones where we were a little laid back. Those pictures remind me of that day with a diffrent feeling of a good time, and not all prim and trim.

Today as I stepped out of our vehicle after work, there just coming down the side walk was our young neighbour girl, tip toeing through the remainder of snow that laid on the soggy ground, she was holding up a large white bag that was tied at the bottom, you could tell it was a garment that would touch the snow if it were not tied up...I new it was her wedding dress, her sister later confirmed that it was the dress, and they were on there way to the tailor to alter the gown.
I hope that our young neighbour girl would plan well, and have no regrets with the special day, as I did. My biggest regret is that I did not wait until my daughter Heather was well enough to be my maid of honor,she had been very sick due to her pregnancy, and had to be hospitalized.
Another regret is, I hate the dresses I made my brides maids wear, I wish I took more time to find more flattering gowns.
I wish that I ask my cousin J. to be one of my brides maids.
I wish I had not fought with one of my friends, she would have been part of this.
I wished we had a bigger hall for our luncheon so all could attend...
Any way, here are some of our "bloopers" and if they are not "bloopers" they just didn't make it in the album for one reason or another...but they made me smile and are truly some of my favorite remainder's of my very special day.


  1. oh just had to put that pic of me in there. i look like i was beten up....why didnt we at lest brush my hair ??? lol
    all well, i guess that pic will come in handy when lucious is older and thinks he's the boss, i'll just show him these pic and tell him all the crap i went throw for

  2. There are definitely things I would change about our wedding ten years ago. Two of the bridesmaids were girls I barely knew - they were dating the groomsmen and so we used them to even out the numbers. If I did it again, I would have had an uneven wedding party instead. I also hated my dress - it was borrowed and totally not me. and our DJ was a friend of a friend who refused to play the music we asked for.

    So yes - I would change some things - but I have no regrets. If I had to, I would do it again in a brown paper bag at the dump if it meant I could spend the rest of my life with him:)

    I think that's the key in the end - every bride I've ever talked to has things they would change - but most of the time they are just so happy to be married and it's those unscripted, unplanned moments that hold the best memories - like your pictures here. Sure - not professional album pics - but they have more sentiment and meaning than any album picture I've ever seen.

  3. As I look at these pictures, I see the most beautiful woman in the whole world and even to this day that is how I truly see you.

    You have my heart allways.

    Love, Your Hubby, Brentt


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