The wedding morning dawned and we immediately decided to order room service. I adore room service. It was heavenly. We lay around and talked and then ate and then finally decided to get moving. I got up to finish the tablecloths, D ran out to pick up coffee and creamer for the reception.
Around 10 am D called me to tell me that it was raining. Being So Cal natives, we're used to early morning gloom that clears up, but this was real rain, pouring. And then I talked to my family and found out it was hailing. Sweeeet.
Our rental company told us that yes, they could tent the space but it would mean squashing things together and it would cost an extra $1000 and we'd have to let them know in the next 45 minutes, please.
We spent 45 minutes panicking a bit and checking the hourly forecast and soliciting reluctant opinions and we finally decided to cross our fingers and wait. It was still raining. We were supposed to arrive at the venue to set up our streamers at 11 am, which would have left us an hour to work before heading back for a leisurely getting ready time. I actually had "12 - 1 pm - RGS takes a bath" as a line item on our schedule. Ha.
Eventually the rain cleared, although the skies didn't, and we headed over to the venue to set up a bit. Just an hour and a half behind schedule. Luckily our schedule was fairly well padded.
D and our friends hung the streamers and I fussed with the dessert table and then we all ended up hanging out there for longer than we should have. At 2 pm I realized we better make it back to the hotel because we were supposed to be ready at 3 pm. I am pretty fast at getting ready, but 45 minutes didn't quite cut it, due to those darn false eyelashes.
And that is how I ended up attending my own wedding without shaving my legs. Not exactly how I pictured it.
it's lucky to get married with stubble, though, right? right.ReplyDelete
attending your own wedding without shaving your legs has to beat attending you own wedding after having been up since 4 am so someone else could wax them for you. rock star.ReplyDelete
Love the way you write! Really enjoying all your updates!ReplyDelete
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde
Erm, I may or may not have stayed at the venue so long prepping that I didn't get to shower before I had to get dressed. Whoops.ReplyDelete
So glad the rain stopped! It's such a nerve-wracking thing when the ceremony is outdoors.
I like the way you tell stories. Sounds like a fun afternoon nonetheless! :)ReplyDelete
That seems like something that would happen to me :) I love it!ReplyDelete
you wore a long dress, so who cares! :)ReplyDelete
Haha. This sounds so much like my own wedding. It poured a monsoon most of the day, and although we held ours inside, it was dripping into the sanctuary in THE EXACT SPOT where I was supposed to stand. Thankfully, it stopped by ceremony time, although when we were saying our vows a tiny drop hit my shoulder. I was nervous and annoyed about it at the time, but now it's a sweet memory. They say that rain on the wedding day is a sign that you will have blessings "showered" upon your marriage. I think it's true. :)ReplyDelete
YES, girl, YES. Catching up over here and loving (as usual) your candid, amusing, touching stories that make one's wedding such a whirlwind. Non-shaved legs is the best story ever.ReplyDelete
LOVE YOU GUYS!
Haha. I'm gambling on an outdoor wedding in Norway. It's pretty risky even for end of june, but we're ordering a marquee with heaters so hopefully everything will be fine. Am a bit scared though:)ReplyDelete
i can't say that i shaved my legs for our wedding either.ReplyDelete
ladies, i can't tell you how glad i am that i wasn't the only stubbly-about-to-be-married person out there.ReplyDelete
when we got to our hotel for the honeymoon, i dropped all my luggage on the ground and proceeded to shower and de-hair my legs with more enthusiasm than i think i've ever had in my life.
ha! you're amazing, lady. :)ReplyDelete
i think the last line of this post will stay with me for the rest of time! thank you for your honesty, and your getting ready tips :)ReplyDelete
I have been holding my breath, hoping for a tablecloth dying tutorial. Will you please share your technique, products, and sources if it isn't too much trouble?ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!
@ catherine - the tablecloth tutorial is actually up over at 100LC! You can see it here.ReplyDelete