The reception was a lot of fun. There was dancing, drinking and eating. I had a real good time. We stayed until the wedding was over at midnight. They gave out homemade salsa and golf tees and gifts. I think I ended up taking home 6 jars of salsa. I ate some today and that stuff is delicious!
You know, I think weddings are beautiful and fun, but I can't help but get a little sad when I'm at a wedding. Every wedding is a reminder that my Dad will never walk me down the isle. He will never give me away. I will never get to have a father/ daughter dance. And that really upsets me. Also, at Brian's wedding, they had a seating of the grandparents. I probably can't have that either. The only grandparent I have is Grandma, and I really don't see her attending my future wedding.
At Brian's wedding the grooms men wore fish hooks on the boutonnieres to honor Brad. He was also listed as an honorary grooms man in the program. I knew about this before the wedding and was really touched that Brian incorporated him into the wedding. I was worried that we would all be crying at the wedding, but we made it through without any tears. Then later on we were sitting at the table and Ronnie came over to the table with his flower in his hand and leaned over and gave it to Uncle Gary. They hugged and then Uncle Gary started to tear up. Then it was like a chain reaction: Aunt Lana started crying, Mom did too, then me, then Rachel. As soon as I got composed again, Steven came over and gave his flower to Aunt Lana. Then the crying started all over again! It was a very sweet thing to do, and I know it meant a lot to Aunt Lana and Uncle Gary.
But even with all the sadness, it was a great wedding. I'm so happy for them and wish them the best!! Now it's picture time!
Here comes the bride
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Chelsea, Aunt Lana, Brian