I’m back! And married! The wedding was wonderful — despite the fact that so many of my plans got tossed out the window at the last minute due to forces beyond my control. The major crazy happenings included:
- Flash flood warnings. Thankfully, we had a rain plan for our indoor-outdoor wedding, but the level of rain predicted threw us for a loop.
- A last-minute change in ceremony location. We booked the Cabin-by-the-Spring at the Hermitage for our ceremony and reception, and then they kindly offered us the use of their historical chapel when the inclement weather arrived for our wedding day.
- Stand-still traffic that my bridal party and I sat in for more than an hour on the way to the wedding venue. By some miracle, the wedding started only 15 minutes late.
- A complete change in the ceremony decor plan. Because the chapel was a historical building, there were restrictions on decor items. None of ours, which were non-floral, met the restrictions. So the chapel was bare. Thankfully, it was such a striking building it hardly mattered.
And here are the wonderful things:
- I married Robert!
- The rain stopped before the wedding, the skies parted for the sun and the evening was milder than we ever dreamed — and the weather held all night.
- I got to introduce my California friends to fireflies! Their reactions were priceless.
- Despite the initial stress that some of the earlier mishaps caused, none of it mattered in the end. Robert and I got married, and then we had the rollicking party we envisioned — our guests seemed to have a fantastic time. There was line-dance instruction! And gourmet popsicles!
My takeaway was this: Your wedding doesn’t have to go as planned to turn out perfectly.
Photo by the fabulous Ariel Renae PhotographyPin It