|At lunch with the Team Bride on Friday|
I just got home, have a fresh pot of coffee, and I’m enjoying the pics I took leading up to the wedding. I only have one from the ceremony – I didn’t take my camera in with me.
But I have lots of memories.
I went over on Thursday and spent the night with Ashley, Darrin and the kitties. The house was full of boxes, presents, wrappings, lists – I just listened, petted, and helped when I could.
I must say the kitties have really gotten into the spirit of gifting. They think the boxes are arriving for their pleasure…
On Friday morning, Ashley, the bridesmaids and I had mani/pedis, and I treated all to lunch. Lovely lovely time with the girls. Her ‘Team Bride’ are two amazing, beautiful women. They’ve taken really good care of her for two months, and believe me, like any bride, at times she’s needed the support, love, and reassurance that only close girlfriends can give.
Friday afternoon, Ashley and I headed to the hotel with all the event items and her things, and got settled into our suites. A quick rehearsal with the wedding party Friday night, followed by great drinks and bocas at Shoeless Joe’s. What a nice bunch of friends they have.
Saturday morning…I slipped into Ashley’s room.
With nothing planned until 2 o’clock, we went shopping! I needed some things from Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and she really needed Starbucks. It was perfect. When we got back, I remembered to take her gown out of the bag so it could ‘relax’, and her photographer arrived for their last run-through.
A text from my son, he had arrived, so a hug and I went off to meet him for lunch…
By the time I returned to the Bridal Suite, things were in full gear. Wow. Hair, Makeup. She and Team Bride had a practice session on all this a couple weeks ago, so they were fully on top of everything. I just praised and watched!