Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Winter Wedding


Okay, so I am a little late... I have been so exhausted since Kaysha and Roger's wedding! It was go, go, go for days...
We had Kaysha's Last Night Out on Wednesday (Jan. 20th). We got our nails done which took hours then we went to the Cheesecake Factory...the closest was an hour away.. So we didn't eat till late, like...7:30? Or 8? I am not sure, but I have to say it was worth it, the food was delicious! We stayed up till 2AM or so...I don't know what time I fell asleep though...
The next morning Marissa, Felicity and I got up at 7AM because we had to work. Everybody else was still sleeping so we went to Burgerville for breakfast, which was very relaxing.  I went to work, then picked up a few things and went to the church to help decorate. We were there for hours it felt like and we were still so exhausted from the last night out. I ran and picked up pizza for everybody at the church, then we all went home to sleep.
Friday (Jan. 22nd) was crazy busy! I got up and left the house around 8:20AM to run and pick up some flowers from were I work for Kaysha's bouquet, after that I ran to pick up snacks for the bridal party and then met at my aunt and uncle's to go with them to pick up the rest of the flowers. Kaysha had asked me to do her flowers and my boss showed me how to do boutonnieres. So Kaysha's dad, my uncle O'Neil and I, left to get the flowers...neither of us knew what we were doing! Oh but it all worked out, the flowers looked fresh. He dropped me off to get my car and I headed to the church... I didn't help much with decorating because of the flowers. It took hours making the 19 boutonnieres and 7 bouquets! I stayed in the same spot for most of the day and never ate lunch. Finally I got so hungry around 3PM that I ran and picked up Burgerville for Marissa and I. It was a much needed break and I felt sooo refreshed after. For the rehearsal dinner we had pizza....again, but at the time all we cared about was that it was food. We started the rehearsal and I was sooo nervous! I had no idea what, I as Kaysha's personal attendant, was supposed to do. It was a learning experience and I had help from the groom's sister, Christie. It all went good and I learned a lot. I still wasn't confident about directing people around, especially people I don't know! After the rehearsal I ran back down to the basement to finish the bouquets and wow was that a relief to have done! Then it was home again to try and sleep before the big day!
January 23rd, 2016- The wedding day!
I woke up at 6AM and hurried, too fast to be nervous. I left the house at 7:15AM with hopes to be at my Dad's before the bridesmaids started to arrive at 8AM. Once people started coming I was soooo busy! I hardly remember the day, just remember running everywhere. At around 10:00, Felicity and I ran to get the bouquets and boutonnieres from the church.  The "First Look" was set to be at 11:00 so the groomsmen all came then. Kaysha wasn't ready so we had them all stay downstairs. It was an exciting rush!
It rained most of the day so taking pictures was interesting....Kaysha didn't get many but I suppose she got enough. I was outside holding an umbrella over her head while they took them and just helping with whatever the photographer needed. Honestly, I don't remember much...LOL!
I remember I ran around, trying to make sure everyone was doing what they were supposed to be and making sure everyone had their boutonnieres. It was a crazy, crazy day...
Once it was time to start walking down the aisle it happened all sooo fast.  I barely had time to think and it was all over...at least the main "big" stuff.
It was a long and very stressful day...but I wouldn't have missed it for anything... So bittersweet to watch the first of your friends to marry their bestfriend...
I got anxious just writing this! Hope it isn't all just a jumbled up, confusing post...
I wanted to post a few pictures, but when I try to upload them on here they are blurry... Hope to just do a picture post of it all...

God's Peace, Marita <3