I know you were probably on pins and needles dying to hear the long drama about the wedding (ha ha), but I will tell you anyway and then never speak of it again. It was beautiful. My cousin was absolutely glowing and I couldn't have been happier for her and her new husband. The day went off without a hitch, which is exactly what you want on your wedding day. Everything from the weather to flowers to pictures and the such were flawless. What a relief as there were some weather reports of thunderstorms, but luckily all we had was sun shine.
There was a lot of pregnancy talk throughout the day. That was difficult for me. First, at the hairdresser where he saw my sister for the first time. Sis is really good of not initiating the conversation about her pregnancy, but when asked she does reply and her face lights up. I would not expect anything less, but it is still extremely difficult for me. The pg bridesmaid looked amazing. I had a few moments where I had to take a private moment (a few seconds really) and catch my breath because I felt like the wind had been knocked out of me. I pictured how different the day should have been and how cute I had hoped to look. Not in the cards.
The ceremony was literally the longest ceremony of life (and I have been to a lot of weddings). Seriously, I felt like I was standing forever and so did my feet. By the end, they were so sore that they were turning numb and tingling. Immediately after the ceremony I put on flip flops and was great for the rest of night.
My trick of holding a drink at all times was almost flawless. There was one moment where I went to go to the bathroom and it happened. A woman who works with my uncle congratulated me on my news. I informed her with attitude that she had already asked me this (a few weeks earlier) and that it was my sister. She then proceeded to go on and say how she thought it was both of us. My reply was quite rude and I just said something like, No, only her...not me. I then stormed off. Later she found me to apologize and I just said that in the past week many people are confusing me with her and I just can't take it anymore. Whatever, I don't even care.
So then it was back to drinking...heavily. But, I am feeling good this morning. No hangover or anything. It is so amazing to me how your body just remembers how to normal after not indulging for sometime. Maybe the weekly drinking of wine A. and I have been doing this summer helped as well.
All in all it was a beautiful day, but I am really glad that it is over and I can now focus on something else. There is a video clip that I am dying to put up, but I am just waiting for link. I will update the post when I have it.