Ok, so everyone has been asking me about the wedding! I know I have been slow to post. The truth is that things are just now starting to get back to normal.
Quick Recap of the wedding events:
Thurs, April 3rd: Elaine’s Bachelorette Dinner
-We made her think that we were taking her to Ybor to see strippers and drink cocktails out of penis straws. Although we did take her to Ybor, we had a nice dinner at the Columbia while watching tasteful dancers (the Flamenco kind).
Fri, April 4th: The Rehearsal Dinner
-We all went to Maggiano’s at Westshore Mall after practicing the moves at the church. Dinner was AMAZING. We had a typical Italian family style meal consisting of Calamari, Caprese, Salad, Roast Chicken, Eggplant Parmesan, Clam Linguine, Salmon with Spinach, Tiramisu, and Apple Crisp.
Sat. Day, April 5th: The BIG Day
-Things were pretty hectic trying to get to the church, but once things got started it was smooth sailing. Elaine looked BEAUTIFUL (of course-she’s related to me)! Afterwards we went to Phillipe Park to get some picturesque photo’s for her album. We then all mosied over to the Spa for a lovely (slightly crazy) reception.
Sat. Night, April 5th: Reception/Frat Party
-Um, did we go to a Reception or a Frat Party??? There were too many shenanigans to tell, and I may or may not have been a part of them (I cannot confirm or deny at this time). I will divulge that I did feel like I had stumbled back into my college days, or maybe that was because half the sorority house was there…Anyhow, shenanigans include:
-One very drunk dad dancing with his shirt tail out (daddy, you looked really cute, really)
-One drunk Asian girl passed out in the hallway (J- we love you! How are you feeling?)
-The matron’s bum hanging out of her dress (Lara, you are totally fun to dance with. Thanks for holding my dress up!)
-Oh, and one very very small lull in the music (Ok, I didn’t know the DJ’s plug was right behind me. I can’t help that my dress snagged onto it and unplugged it from the wall!)
So, yeah! We had a blast. I’m currently working on loading our pics into my album website. The professional pics won’t be around for a while. In the meantime I will hold you over with just a few I was able to take before the craziness began. OH! Before I forget…there will be a small video clip of the reception soon to come!
Prologue to Pictures: You see, Elaine started this tradition of getting pics of her friends (and myself) in our wedding gowns on the toilet. Being that 3 of 4 matrons were a part of this tradition Elaine had started, we thought it only fair to get her back. So beware of TOILET in the background…
Shannon: The first one of us to be the butt (no pun intended) of Elaine’s tradition. She lovingly posed in the same position she was in on her wedding day.
Marisa: The second of Elaine’s victims. Doesn’t she look so poised over the toilet?
Me: Elaine’s 3rd victim. I’m having too much fun. Clearly, I think I’m being clever by coming up with this idea.
Parveneh: She never was subject to the wrath of Elaine and her camera. Risque…you’re too good at this! Are you sure you never posed in front of a toilet before??