Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Wedding Part VII: The Aftermath

Well, after all the planning, worrying, stressing, spending, getting teary eyed and having a blast the wedding was over! We went back to the hotel and went to bed and it took me two hours to get to sleep!

The next morning we left pretty quickly. Shauna and Brad wanted to have brunch together later so we headed home. We did get a chance to say hi and bye to Rich's sister Judy and her daughters, as they would be leaving for South Carolina on Monday.

Got home and took a shower and washed all of the product out of my hair! Put everything away and then went and met Shauna, Brad and Brad's parents for brunch. It was nice to relax and talk about everything with them.

Later in the afternoon, I went to the grocery store and just as I was pulling into the parking lot, the blues hit me like I knew they would! It's always a little depressing the let down after a big event. So I sat in my car and cried for a few minutes and when I felt better I went inside and did my grocery shopping for the week!

I had taken Monday and Tuesday off of work just because I knew I would not feel like going back to work right away. Shauna and Brad left early in the morning for their honeymoon in Punta Cana and she sent me pictures when they arrived


They look so happy and excited, don't they?

We still had two buckets of flowers and seeing as I can't really have them in my house because the cats will eat them, I did the next best thing!


Took them to my mom. And probably gave a feast to the deer later that evening!

I spent the week looking after Stash while Shauna and Brad were away. He hates when they leave him and he was letting me know!


Then late Sunday we picked Shauna and Brad up from the airport . They had a fantastic time and it was back to work for them the next day!

It was such a wonderful experience and I will cherish the memories for a long time to come!!

Until the next time......

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Wedding Part VI: The Reception

After the ceremony was over everyone walked into the banquet room where there was hors d'oeuvres (definitely had to look that word up!)  to eat and an open bar to utilize as the guests waited for the bridal party and others to have pictures taken.


Right after they were introduced they had their first dance



Then dinner was served. Someone took this picture of the whole room during dinner. I love it!


Now you can see the head table. It was decorated with flowers in vases on both ends, and in the middle were vases of water that the bridesmaids put their flowers in after they came in the room! I thought that was an excellent idea! Towards the middle of the table you can see the wine box that was part of the ceremony!

After dinner Shauna and Brad cut the cake.


And then visited with everyone at the individual tables.



Then Shauna danced with Rich and Brad danced with his mom and soon everyone was on the dance floor and the party started!

I won't bore you with a bunch of dancing pictures but the music was good, the drinks were flowing and everyone had a wonderful time!

Then in the blink of an eye it was over and we were cleaning up the hall and heading to the hotel and bed!

Next: The Wedding Part VII: The Aftermath