in case you didn't already notice, i was never one of those "omgggg i'm getting married" kind of girls. i'm also quite awkward and don't crave the spotlight, which kept the excitement levels lower than "normal". however, i was looking forward to seeing friends/family and
friday (7/16) was rehearsal of course. i skipped the mani/pedi crap 'cause i am notorious for chipping a nail within 10-minutes and i was wearing nike's anyway. i think i just relaxed at home that morning, tidying up the house and otherwise being lazy. one of my sisters came over to clean the house for me (with my recent health issues i know my family was trying to go above and beyond to make things easier for me). another sister, josh's brother, and my moh jess came over as well to hang out/carpool to the venue. as we hung out at my house, the thunder started rolling and then it poured when it was time to leave for rehearsal. i was soaked to the bone in the 5 seconds it took to run from the front porch to the car.
we showed up late (of course) and still soaked, but at least the rain had stopped. we briefly discussed the weather contingency plan, and then rehearsed what we hoped would be the real-deal. i didn’t know what to do, being the center of attention, so i nervously waved my rehearsal bouquet around and hit josh in the face with it. other than that, it went well, and josh and i were both grateful that our day-of-coordinator (kristen) was not shy about being firm when she needed to.
josh's groom's cake
it got a little knocked around in-transit, hence the smudged pinstripes
some of my girl friends who were able to make it to dinner