Saturday, June 17, 2006

I now pronounce you...

...bride and member of the party.

Last weekend was NotThatYoungAunt's wedding and she did all of the older adults a favor and said no children beyond the flower girl and two ringbearers would be allowed at the reception. *does dance of non-screaming fun at the wedding reception*

But beyond that, it was a weekend to remember. Wonderful flowers (done by the bride herself), beautiful wedding party, NotBettyBoop (my mother) was radiant in her role as the matron of honor, and I stood on the sidelines as a Hostess with four other compatriots and NotVelvetHammer (wedding planner extraordinaire). No tears were shed, but lots of joy was seen. So much so that in the haze of the reception and the highlights of the reception and this past week, I've been contemplating my own NotNuptials...

The Wedding Party
Me
Groom (oh he of the tall in height, nice of butt, etc, etc.)
NotASong (Matron of Honor)
NotStreetcarDesire (Maid of Honor)
NotMiranda
NotCarrie
NotCharlotte
five groomsmen
NotVelvetHammer
NotBettyBoop

Then after I've dazed out into my wedding party I started on the dress....

Now be honest (or lie if you haven't done this before). What's your fictional wedding party look like...got pics of the dress? Because no matter how jaded I am about the institution of matrimony, there's just something about the ring, and the dress and the hoopla of it all that gets to me...And the tiniest part of me wonders if I should think about dating in a more serious fashion if this is what it will lead too.

10 comments:

NotCarrie said...

Hellooo, I'm the one who has a subscription to Bride! RIght now my dress is going to have a black (or dark red, to match the bridesmaids) sash at the waist. It's going to be hot.

NotMiranda said...

Sadly, even my feminist ass has thought of this. Low key (i.e., me in flip flops or no shoes) and near the river. I want a tea length gown. Pastor presiding. Mom giving me away...walking down a path to "Today" by Smashing Pumpkins. NotCarrie is dj. I'm not sure I'd have a host of bridesmaids, but you'd all be invited to come and party away ; )

NotCarrie said...

It's not anti-feminist to think about your wedding!


(down with feminazis;)

NotSamantha said...

Honestly, I think joining yourself to someone is the one thing that everyone should have the opportunity to do. To me the service is irrelevant, its more about the promises you make that you'll have no problems keeping because they're what you wanted to do for this person anyway.

Jordan said...

I've been married before, so true about the service being irrelevent.. therefore, I'm opting for a beach scene next time.. possibly barefoot.

NotCharlotte said...

I am so positively excited about my future wedding that I could scream.

I still don't have all my bridesmaids picked out, however I do know that I don't want a ringbearer/flower girl unless they're very well-behaved cute puppies.

I also want a gigantic wedding. With a kick ass reception. And a passion party as my bachelorette party instead of strippers.

NotCharlotte said...

WHat's the difference between the matron and maid of honor?

NotSamantha said...

A Matron of honor is married and a maid of honor is not.

NotCarrie said...

Are you supposed to have a matron and maid of honor? I just noticed that. I say, the more the merrier in the wedding party;)!

NotSamantha said...

Very Traditional weddings have both. This goes along with the very nice symphony and the wine coming from the fountains at the reception, etc.