Sunday, August 17, 2008
My lovely aunt and cousin threw me a bridal shower for my dad's side of the family this weekend. It was so adorable! The lunches were all in boxes at each person's seat, the tables were immaculately set. My aunt says she wants the following on her headstone: Elaine always did set a LOVELY table."--and it would be the absolute truth!
My mom, sister and I did a dry run to the St. Louis wholsale flower market very early Saturday morning. My dear cousin Kim is doing the flowers for the wedding--flying in from New York!--and she's getting them from Baisch and Skinner, so we wanted to make sure everything would work out with our wholesale number, etc. And it was so fun! I bought flowers to make bouquets for the shower hosts, and it was so fun, too!
Everyone tells you what a stressful time it is, and that's true, but honestly I just don't believe in being stress about the WEDDING. It's one day. It's the MARRIAGE you should spend time on. If the wedding isn't fun or a happy time, go to the courthouse!
Personally, I think it's hard not to be ecstatically happy at this time--despite the stress of a new job, moving, blah blah blah. Just choose to be happy. Cry on your lunchbreak and be done with it. Then be happy again! (and tell your new boss that it's just hormones, you're not really crazy)
2 weeks from today at this exact time, I'll be gettin' down on the dance floor--as a married woman! This is a quick update post. I think I'm going to opt for photo and caption posts for a little while here, until things calm down a little. I'm much more likely to get on here and post if I know I'm not going to write a novel.