Thursday, June 4, 2009

The wedding we were all waiting for...

It's 5:00 and Andrew, Kaili and I are waking up from naps. The wedding starts at 6:30, so we start to get ready. Andrew and Kaili shower and I do my make-up/hair thing. Andrew was in a nice collared shirt and slacks, I was wearing the brand new dress I finally found in my size on Overstock.com that arrived 30 minutes before we left for the airport in Salt Lake, and Kaili was in a cute tank dress I found on the sale rack at Macy's. We leave the house at 6:10 and it take 10 minutes to get there.

From the get-go, we know we just were not supposed to be at the wedding. Here's how it went:
5:30pm: Andrew realizes he forgot his brown shoes, so he can't wear the nicer of the 3 shirts he brought.
6:20pm: We arrive at the church and everyone is dressed in suits and ties. Andrew neither has a suit nor a tie. We drive back to the house to grab his tie.
6:35pm: On the car ride back to the church, I look to my right and notice that my dress ripped open down the right side. I almost cry.
6:40pm: Deciding what to do, we end up in the women's bathroom at Walgreen's - the three of us in the handicap stall together (Kaili in her carrier). Using the sewing kit we just bought we frantically try to sew up my dress - safety pins wouldn't do. Just as Andrew helps zips my dress, a lady walks in and he sneaks out.
7:05pm: We pull up to the church again and see people getting in their cars and realize we missed the whole ceremony :(.

Here I was worried about Kaili and how she'd be during the wedding, but in reality she was the only thing we could count on for the night!

We were sad that we missed the one event we flew out there to see, but we really had a nice time at the reception that followed.



3 comments:

Kevin and/or Kristen said...

WOW! What a marathon. This must also be your redemption post because certainly can't claim to be a blog slacker after getting all that into writing (or did you hire a life-manager for a few days?) Sounds like it was an awesome trip and I'm glad Kaili was so good for you. She's so cute though, she probably still would have been the favorite if she were terrible. Your dress is cute, I want to see another picture. Enough random comments from me...well one more. I can't wait to see you guys again in a few weeks!

Claytie and Suzie said...

o dear! What a sad story! But you look beautiful in your dress at the reception. Fun pictures!

emily@lsc-sf.org said...

No worries lady! Our evening leading up to the ceremony is going to sound pretty similar! Zack and I were a MESS... and then all of the sudden we were married and it was all ok. We're very glad we got to celebrate with you and the fam at the reception.