Wedding #1: Beautiful Bride!

by Christine on August 1st, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates

The wedding on Friday was absolutely beautiful and amazing! The weather was drop-dead gorgeous: about 72 degrees and sunny with big, puffy clouds. They got married at a country club on a golf course.  You could see the Green Mountains in Vermont from the balcony!  The bride looked absolutely phenomenal.  She’s thin and fit and would look good in a paper tent, but this dress was no paper tent! It was a little bit lacy, a little beading work. Stunning, really!  They had a sand ceremony: the bride, groom, and the groom’s two children all had a glass with different colored sand in it. They poured the sand one at a time into a heart-shaped centerpiece. It was a lovely, symbolic ritual at the wedding, very meaningful! It is so nice to see the bride and groom get married. They are such nice people and are so compatible. I wish them many zillions of years of happiness together!

Afterwards was a cocktail hour, with lots of fried food as I predicted!  As planned, I bypassed all of the food and instead had a few drinks.  Then we sat down to dinner. We danced all throughout dinner, and I only picked at my salmon. I probably only ate 1/5th of my plate.  For desert, they had bought several different cakes for different appetites. I grabbed a HUGE piece of carrot cake. I took about four bites of it (absolutely divine!) and then handed the plate over to my friend Sue to munch on. Sharing a desert is a great way to avoid a few calories!

We danced for about three hours or so. We had a friendly rivalry going with Table 5, behind us. We kept finding ways to hoodwink each other and be silly.  For instance, I stole Jen’s glass of red wine and drank it all in a few big gulps, then handed her back the empty glass! They stole my camera and took naughty photos of things that should not be photographed! It was friendly banter back and forth.  At the end of the night, my hubby took the bride and groom, Sue and Joe, and ourselves home.

Saturday was a crazy busy day! We woke up early and went back to the country club to pick up miscellaneous things that didn’t fit in the car, such as the centerpieces and decorative plants. We dropped them off at the Bride and Groom’s house, then we went to the gym for a butt-kicking workout. After the workout we ran home, got the volleyball net and set it up in the bride and groom’s yard. Then we zoomed home and took our showers, then we back over for the picnic. They had SO MUCH FOOD, but unfortunately a lot of it I couldn’t eat: pasta, sandwiches, etc.  I had a little bit of salad and more doritos than I should have (only 2 or 3 handfuls). Doritos are cheesy crack, man!  Delicious!  We played a beanbag toss, played some volleyball, and went swimming at Sue and Joe’s house (they live next door).  We played beer pong and some drinking-versions of “A Minute to Win It.”  I challenged the groom’s 12 year old daughter to a drinking game, and when she lost I made her chug some water. She thought that was hilarious!

But then the craziness started.  I was quite drunk by the evening. Jack picked me up and pretended to throw me into the pool — I had my clothes on, not my swim suit! I fought him — I wrapped my legs around him and my arms around his neck and hung on for dear life. He kept trying to get me back, and I ended up biting him! Oh dear, that’s not very socially acceptable!  To get me back, Sue tricked me into retrieving something she pretended to drop, and Jack plowed into me and hurled me into the pool!  SPLASH!  I was drenched and freezing! My hubby was a bit mortified that I had bitten our friends, so he made us get up to leave.  When I woke up this morning I had an email from Sue: We found your camera in the bottom of our pool!

Oh no! My camera pretty expensive — about $400.  It’s deader than a doornail. So I won’t be posting any photos for a while until I am able to buy a replacement. Total bummer. I feel a little less bad about acting inappropriately since my camera got broken.

Today I woke up fairly early. My friend Allie wanted weight loss advice, so I told her we would go to the gym together.  I tried to kick her butt with some interval-training (jogging) followed by situps, planks, and leg-extension-squats.  Then we came home and I made us some salad and we discussed food and eating.  I hope that I was able to say something that was helpful to her. I know how frustrating it can be to want to lose weight and try so hard and to not have any results!

Now I’m absolutely exhausted. I want to go to sleep, but it’s only 8 p.m. I’ll read my book for an hour and then pass out early. I need to catch up on some rest!

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  • http://seattlerunnergirl.com SeattleRunnerGirl

    Sounds like you had a super fun weekend. You look fabulous in that dress!!

  • http://seattlerunnergirl.com SeattleRunnerGirl

    Sounds like you had a super fun weekend. You look fabulous in that dress!!

  • http://blogger.com Bonnie

    Sounds like a crazy, but fun time. Bummer about your camera.

  • http://blogger.com Bonnie

    Sounds like a crazy, but fun time. Bummer about your camera.

  • http://www.fittothefinish.com/blog Diane Fit to the Finish

    Sounds like a good time was had by all. The bride is lovely in her dress. I wish it was 72 degrees here!

  • http://responsibility199.blogspot.com/ Patrick

    Looks like a great time was had, very cool looking countryside there. Naughty photos, Biting, pool thrashing, wet camera, sounds like a party to remember!

  • http://www.fittothefinish.com/blog Diane Fit to the Finish

    Sounds like a good time was had by all. The bride is lovely in her dress. I wish it was 72 degrees here!

  • http://responsibility199.blogspot.com/ Patrick

    Looks like a great time was had, very cool looking countryside there. Naughty photos, Biting, pool thrashing, wet camera, sounds like a party to remember!

  • http://lookingforfeet.blogspot.com Maggie @ Looking For My Feet

    Sounds like you had a fantastic time. Shame about the camera though! Yikes!

    You look gorgeous in that blue dress by the way!

  • http://lookingforfeet.blogspot.com Maggie @ Looking For My Feet

    Sounds like you had a fantastic time. Shame about the camera though! Yikes!

    You look gorgeous in that blue dress by the way!

  • http://spunkysuzi.blogspot.com suzanne

    Wow, that’s a wedding you won’t soon forget! Bummer on the camera though.

  • http://spunkysuzi.blogspot.com suzanne

    Wow, that’s a wedding you won’t soon forget! Bummer on the camera though.

  • http://freckleonthenose.blogspot.com Freckle on the Nose of Life’s

    Don’t give up on the camera yet! It works for lots of phones, so it may work for cameras – try submerging your camera into a bowl of dry rice. The rice helps absorb the water. I’ve heard quiet a few success stories with cell phones – hope it helps!

  • http://freckleonthenose.blogspot.com Freckle on the Nose of Life’s Complexion

    Don’t give up on the camera yet! It works for lots of phones, so it may work for cameras – try submerging your camera into a bowl of dry rice. The rice helps absorb the water. I’ve heard quiet a few success stories with cell phones – hope it helps!