Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Wedding Stories

I drove up to Asheboro to meet my sister at work on Thursday last week. It was a nice drive up and I made it in right at 5 hours. After having a late lunch and finishing out Marti's work day, we headed to the house.

The house is really beautiful. Rick had bought it about 5 years ago and it's in a really lovely neighborhood. I got a really nice room to myself with a TV that had cable! It was nicer than any hotel!

That evening Marti and I went to pick up Eric from the airport while Rick stayed at the house and waited for Marti's step mom, Tommie and her husband Richard to arrive. Tommie is a good Baptist lady so Marti, Eric and I made sure we got all of our cussin' done before we got to the house. We must have said the F-word about 87 times each! It was so cool because we fell into being our silly selves in no time at all. I laughed so hard I thought I might pass out!

The next morning, Marti, Tommie and Eric got up early to go to breakfast and Rick and Richard went golfing. I stayed in bed and slept until noon! I didn't mean to, but I hadn't been sleeping well for a while before the wedding. That evening we had the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and it was a blast. The caterers had set up the tent and tables early and we took our plates outside to enjoy the gorgeous fall like weather we were having. Marti and Rick had made ham, mashed taters, corn, green beans, baked beans, and bread. It was yummy! I got to meet all my new family members and they are all wonderful.

Dion, a co-worker of Rick's, was officiating the service and he didn't know quite what to make of our silliness. We were just not taking things nearly as seriously as he was! He was a good sport about it though and we all knew what was expected. Afterwards, we sat on the porch and talked and got to know each other a bit.

The Wedding Day had a very low key start. We set up the chairs for the service in the backyard. We put the table cloths on. We put the center pieces on the tables. About 2:00 the family started to arrive.

My sister was absolutely breathtaking in her simple, but gorgeous dress. Rick looked handsome in khaki's and a nice yellow golf shirt. The guest sat down and the moment I was so glad was finally there had arrived. I could finally sing my song and quit worrying about it! The service started with me singing "At Last" by Etta James. After I sat down, "In My Life" by The Beatles came on and Eric escorted Marti down the aisle and gave her away. A few minutes into the service, Dion asked, "Who gives these people to each other?" and all of Marti and Rick's families stood at once and said "We do!" Marti read her vows and choked up a bit which started me crying. Rick read his vows and then sang "You Are So Beautiful" to Marti. We all cried more. It was really beautiful.

Afterwards, we took pictures, ate hamburgers and hot dogs, ate wedding cake and enjoyed each other's company. When all of the guest left, the family sat around on the patio and talked and commented on a what a perfect day it was.

Sunday was another lovely day. We ate a wonderful breakfast out on the patio and then Eric, Adam and I lazed around in the living room talking while Marti, Rick, Tommie and Richard went driving around.

Tommie and Richard were the first to leave to head to Raleigh to catch their flight. Then Adam left. Then it was time to take Eric to the airport. Marti, Rick and I came back to the house and had some more leftovers for dinner and then watched "Something's Gotta Give."

Monday I slept until almost 11 before Marti woke me up. We fiddle farted around the house and worked on some genealogy stuff before I packed up and left around 3. Finally the newlyweds had their house to themselves again. I wonder what they did.......? ;-)

It was a really nice weekend. I really think I'm going to like my Brother-in-law and his family. I look forward to getting to know them better. I'm just so happy to see Marti so happy. That's the most important part of all.



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