I loved my bouquet; I'd sent my mom a photo from a magazine and she and my sister made it happen. Pretty, hmmm?
Because David is a Jewish/Agnostic with Buddhist tendancies and I am an Atheist, we needed someone, um, "special" to perform our heathen ceremony. Enter, Steve the Most Beloved Hebe (aka David's brother). He is also a stand-up-comedian which means he is almost never serious. So when he asked me, a week prior, if I would mind if he wore an orange ruffled-tuxedo shirt, I said "Go ahead!" Because, well, I thought he was joking but also, hell, orange my favorite color so even if he wasn't kidding, why not? He wasn't kidding.
Then we were pronounced husband and wife:
Anna came up and acted as the "Interrupting Kisser" just like she does at home, which is to say, any time David and I kiss, she squeezes her way into the middle of it for a "group love".
As we walked out, we had "She's No Lady She's My Wife" by Lyle Lovett playing:
"The preacher asked her,
and she said 'I do'.
The Preacher asked me, and she said
'Yes, he does too'.
The preacher said
'I pronounce you
She's no lady
she's my wife"
Christina and Nichole
Lala, me and Anna
Me and my beautiful mom
There aren't very many pictures of Anna because she was either in the bounce-house, catching grass-hoppers or playing in the ditch behind the barn with her cousins. Look at sweet, sparkly-lavender and muddy Grace:
My 19 yr. old niece Andrea is like Peter Pan; the little kids follow her everywhere. This is the first time I've ever seen her in a skirt, and yet she didn't hesitate to play in the dirt.
This is my sister. She managed to get herself stuck between the floor and the mesh netting not once but twice. We saw her underwear. She is almost 50. Insanity runs in my family.
I had several people tell me that it was the most fun they'd had at a wedding, ever. It was completely "Kate and David", every last bit of it.
This is exactly how I felt, all day:
I'm so glad that I found David so that every day can feel like this.
I love you, Sweetie!
And just remember, no one can hear you scream.