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…