Most weddings dictate a certain amount of tradition, and one of those traditions is of course the rehearsal.
This is a great time to get the low-down on what will happen on the big day, and also it allows everyone involved to let go of some of the stress that has come along with all the planning and get a little of the silliness out of the way.
And I took a ton of pictures, but I won’t be posting them.
Why? Because my camera lens had become smudged and most of them ended up in the proverbial trash.
Sure, there were some keepers, but I think I’ll just keep them for my own little momentos.
After the rehearsal, it was on to the dinner hosted by the Grooms’ parents. And it was there that I have to say I saw something that I never expected to see in my life.
My daughter’s last name written on the back of the pig that was roasted for the event.
He really looks more like a George, or maybe Barry.
No matter, he was delicious.
Erik’s parents put on a spectacular event! As if his Mom hadn’t been busy enough helping with the wedding, she made it a point to add those extra special little touches to her home.
Lights hidden in the flowers? The woman has talent!
And her flower gardens? Simply put: WOW!
I have never seen such beautiful lavender.
Everyone enjoyed a beautiful evening, especially the kids who had to be corralled once in a while by Nichole.
Yes, I’m talking to you, kiddo. (See what I mean about the smudged lens? Ugh!!)
When Nichole and I went shopping the previous weekend, we had purchased a bunch of small gifts to give Christine, ranging from a whisk with a piggy head (that seemed to be a coincidence, eh?), to books for cooking, puzzles and just for fun.
You have to know the personality of the person when picking things out, and she is definitely a cat person.
Which was evident upon meeting her lovable, spoiled cat Jude (aka Judas).
It was so good to relax, but in the back of my mind I knew that the next day was going to be long and busy.
And boy, was I right.