I’ve been to Wedding World…

October 20, 2012 § 7 Comments

A wedding has a way of changing time.
Time becomes non-chronological, non-linear.
A family’s wedding “season” is a huge colorful swath painted by a sweeping brush that pulls people and celebration and nature, food, flowers and love into it. It is an incredible melange in which people talk, dance, hug, hold hands, share, sing and say good wishes out loud.

For weeks prior, family (mostly the Bride’s grandmother) and friends (at the shower) made flowers that would decorate the reception.

The house needed decorations! Again, friends and family pitched in. Picture here:  a BFF who pitched in, unquestionably, to manage some details)

Guest gift bags took over the kitchen table eventually, for “assembly line” filling.  I meant to include postcards of St Louis, pre-stamped so that guests could write cards and send them home and to friends from STL while they were here. A great idea, but no time!!!! Instead, we packed ém full with water, aspirin, a WHERE magazine and map, personal packs of tissues (in case there were any weepers at the wedding!), locally made chocolate malt balls, a poporn pack (for in-room microwave in case of munchies during stay) and something else….???

And there was the trial run on the Bride’s hair and how it would be styled on the Wedding Day.

And there were moments of family discussion at the table on what-how-who-when…!
And in downtime, the FOB (father-of-the-bride) turned to his bass to play and fill the house with music.

and friends stopped by and ended up contributing to getting the house ready!

to be continued…

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§ 7 Responses to I’ve been to Wedding World…

  • shoreacres says:

    Ah – what delights! Surely “wedding world” is only a lovely metaphor and not a place, like Kids-R-Us! I’m anxious to see the hairdo in a different setting – I suspect we’ll have the chance!

    • oh says:

      You’re right! A metaphor indeed. More to tell, and still reeling from the delight of having everyone here and the Bride and Groom so so happy!

  • Bella Rum says:

    Details! Details! Details! So many details. I can feel the excitement. I’m looking forward to more.

    • oh says:

      Still collecting everyone’s pictures and thinking about how to put words to a lot of this, that being the wedding of our daughter to her beloved! Stay tuned…!

  • Richard says:

    The joy of celebrating the love of young people we love! Thanks for sharing….

  • Arti says:

    A big congrats to you all! All the best to the bride and groom! And in the midst of all these celebrations, decorations, and hairdos and fashion and preparations, you still have time for Anna. You’re one amazing lady. I await your post come Nov. 15. I’m sure you’re enjoying Anna. 😉

  • jeanie says:

    Wedding world rocks! Oh, it’s so pretty and I love the idea of having the wedding at home. The gift bags are so perfectly thought out. And I love the flowers. I just can’t wait to hear more and more! Congratulations in every single way!

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