Monday, May 24, 2010

Good Time Had By All



It was a fabulous wedding. Gorgeous bride, handsome groom, funny speeches, and really nice people (especially at my table). The dinner was delish and the wine flowed. I had a wonderful time - maybe a little too much of a good time, actually. After finally getting to bed around 2:00 a.m., I sported a bit of a headache the next day. Which may explain the reason that I did not get one good picture! I snapped away, taking 56 pictures and not one good picture of the bride and groom! And only a couple of pictures that turned out at all. Geesh

That's what I get for taking the camera that fit in my evening bag. Oh, and chasing down the waiter taking that bottle of white wine off the table...

I'm hoping her mom, who pulled off a flawless evening for 250 guests, gets to put her feet up this week.  For all of you mothers and mothers-in-law who are doing weddings in the next couple of months - all I can say is be sure to eat your Wheaties. I have to admit, it's far easier to be a guest. My daughter's wedding was small and intimate and I felt like doing nothing more than lying on the beach for a week after.

But they are always worth it. What's better than watching two young people start their lives together amid fun, laughter, wine and roses, surrounded by those that care the most for them? So congratulations to Nick and Lindz - may you have many, many happy years.

21 comments:

Brian Miller said...

so glad it all went well! smiles.

The Good Cook said...

A happy occasion is the perfect time for "a little too much fun"... I'd much rather smile into my wine glass than cry in my beer any day.
And thanks for including mother-in-laws in the wedding planning mix, when my oldest got married, an affair for 200, I was in the thick of things for a year - PLUS arranged the entire rehearsal dinner (for 75) by myself. Happy, busy times...

Rob-bear said...

Glad everyone had such a good time. Best wishes and blessings to the bride and groom.

DJan said...

I know that syndrome of having too much fun and coming home with a ton of pictures, none of which are good. I'm glad you had a great time, though. Congratulations to the entire cast of characters for a job well done.

Elisabeth said...

Weddings are wonderful but the drama of it all, not to say the time and expense associated with the effort, makes you wonder.

And yet our weddings are the basis of so many memories. They call it the department of Births Deaths and Marriage for good reason.

ellen abbott said...

I love weddings, so full of hope and joy.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, sounds wonderful - and congratulations to the happy couple! i know exactly what you mean about the camera thing too, unfortunately! and then the thing of weddings - the summer of 1984, my son married [huge and formal affair], my second youngest daughter married [small rose garden ceremony and reception], my second oldest daughter eloped and then we had an outdoor reception and - my oldest daughter gave birth to my oldest grandchild -

so, please - do go sit and do nothing for a while - and enjoy!!! thanks for sharing!!!

Whitney Lee said...

I love weddings, particularly fun ones! I agree with the Good Cook, better to have too much fun celebrating:) It's a huge amount of work, but we still talk about how much fun we had at my wedding. It seems that the work is worth the memories.

Marlene said...

Wonderful happy post! I needed to read this and remember the happy times of life..congratulations..
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Mental P Mama said...

Nothing better than a good wedding!

Jill of All Trades said...

Glad it was a success...sorry for the headache!

Kathy G said...

I had the same problem with my photos from Son #2's wedding a couple of weeks ago. Not much turned out! Thank goodness for Facebook. My niece took some very nice ones.

Amy said...

Nancy, It's great to hear a good time was had by all! There will be photos I promise you. Our youngest's wedding was almost 3 years ago - 150 people and thousands (literally) of photos. I still haven't sorted it all out! It was one of the best days of our lives for sure. And the best part, besides watching the happy pair launched, was watching the two families come together as it was very much a "homegrown" affair.

Marguerite said...

Sounds like a lovely wedding and fun time for all. It took me months to recoup from my daughter's wedding, after a year of planning it.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Much easier to be a guest, for sure. I went to a wedding on Saturday, also. Very nice to sit and relax.

Sometimes headaches are worth it. And I know what you mean about the small camera that fits in the purse. I have a new one and more often than not, my photos stink. Perhaps should go back to the camera that I had to wait two minutes for it to warm up.

California Girl said...

Hi Nance, at least you know the important things in life: making that waiter give back the wine!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Sounds like a fantastic occasion. I especially like the image of chasing the waiter...!

Hilary said...

It sounds like it was a lovely celebration. Clearly you were having too much fun for photos. ;)

Pat said...

You are so cute! Hopefully you'll be able to share a picture from the professional photographer who wasn't a little, shall we say, tipsy? LOL! You deserved to live it up after all the hard work! Here's to you, girl!

Pat said...

Okay, so I've been away a few days and I'm reading your posts backwards (newest to oldest) so I realize that this isn't your DAUGHTER's wedding. Oops. Sorry. Anyway, glad you had a great time. Even if you DIDN'T work hard preparing for it, you deserved a few drinks! LOL!

Jo-Mama said...

Thanks for sharing the evening with us all. So glad you had a good time at the wedding. We planned it so those people who came to celebrate the B&G would have a fun evening with good company and a few memories of their own. Can't wait to see you on your next visit. Should have some photos by then to share. Besos to you and a safe and not to hard move.