After our “we’re getting married” announcement over the holidays in 2003, me and Goosers had no idea what we were getting into...
Now as I have mentioned before, I am kind of terrible at being a girl… and I didn’t really think I would be getting married…
So I didn’t have this “dream” wedding idea in my head and I was without a giant, pink notebook of magazine cut-outs and cake designs.
But what I did have is a very large, creative group of women in my family who started coming up with crazy ideas for location, theme, reception, all that.
I think our first wedding date was Sept. then it changed to August. then I moved it up to July. See I didn’t really
give a crap care about the wedding, I was just ready to be married! (I’m a little impatient that way)
I found these pictures of when I went to try on dresses with Jess and my sis-n-law Brit.
I laughed and laughed… (they probably aren’t that funny, but you should have just seen me at the time, I was sooooo out of place…)
Here was a nice night-gown wedding dress??? (and what is up with my mushroom haircut?)
Trying on wedding dresses- not my idea of a good time…
The Cinderella dress… I felt like a little girl playing dress up:
This was one of the only ones I liked- it was sooo pretty, but it had so many beads and details it weighed like a 1000 lbs and I was getting married outdoors in July… wasn’t tryin to have a heat stroke on my wedding day =)
And I am sure they will love me for posting these- but look at my bridesmaids faces!
these dresses were all terrible- blech!
My dress and their dresses ended up looking NOTHING like these…
When my mom seen the dress I bought, she actually said, “Oh No Lily, you can’t wear that”
The dress was the only thing my mom and I fought about the whole wedding. But I think once she seen the bridesmaid dresses and everything else, she realized my dress wasn’t going to look that out of place. =)
The next 6 months flew by. I wanted a simple outdoor ceremony. I didn’t want traditional, no wedding “etiquette” books for me…
There was the shower (Egyptian theme pool party-tons of fun)
And all my Chilis girls (where I worked at the time) threw me a bachelorette party at one of their houses.
SOOO much fun- Some of these girls i haven’t seen in a long time! – miss them!!
Then there was the rehearsal dinner, which was on my 20th birthday. Goosers got me a guitar for my birthday… I think that is the only birthday present he has ever bought me. Ha! …. no seriously. I usually just go shopping for my bday and pick out my own gift. =)
started bawling my eyes out for NO reason whatsoever...
I think everything was just overwhelming, I went from just wanting a little ceremony somewhere and a party with friends and family to inviting 200 people and worrying about a bunch of nonsense. But I got over it and went on to really enjoy everything!
A Wedding Story =)