Monday, July 25, 2005

bright pink nails

I'm back, I survived. Kate and Joe's wedding went off very well. Kate was, perhaps, the most relaxed bride I've ever seen. We started off the day very early at the hairdresser drinking mimosas underneath mounds of curls, bobby pins, and clouds of hairspray. I wouldn't recommend that every bride start off the party so early as some of us bridesmaids were a little worse for the wear by the time we got to the church. We were there a bit early and actually made the poor limo driver take us to the store so we could smoke butts and buy more alcohol. I just hope the priest didn't get a whiff of the bridal party walking down the aisle.

The ceremony was lovely. Kate looked absolutely beautiful and Joe was smooth as silk. The wedding was early, at 1:30, and the reception followed immediately. Basically we were at Alpine Grove from 3:00 to 10:00pm. For those of you who know this circle of friends, that's an awfully long time to be in front of an open bar. We all had a great time though with plenty of dancing, laughing, catching up with old friends, and celebrating the marriage of two of our bestest friends.

It's a little scary that so many of my friends are all of a sudden tying one off. The commitment factor is so huge it's daunting. How in the hell do you know that the boy you love is The One? I'm lucky if I can commit to an outfit for the day, much less the person I want to spend the rest of my life with. At the same time it's reassuring. Maybe it is possible to grow up, to know for sure that the person you love is going to be by your side forever. I'm certainly in no rush to find out what it feels like for myself. I'm happy to lollygag with my baby for a while playing hard and being in love without worrying too much about the future. But, I'm so happy and honored to stand next to my girls who have it all figured out.

4 comments:

Meg said...

I gotta hear more about the day!!!! Pics????

Anonymous said...

Don't you mean tie the knot? Tie one off would insinuate that your friends are shooting up...which would make them extremely METALLL!!!!!

~KungFu Mike

elah said...

pictures! pictures!

brinki dink said...

I thought 'tie one off' could also apply to, the marriage knot, you know and tying it. I guess not. These kids aren't that crazy.

I totally wish I had pictures from the day! I was cameraless amongst all the craziness though. I will get some pictures soon though and post asap.