My sister Maddie is officially an old married lady, and our busy wedding weekend was a major success! We laughed, we cried, we gawked over our beautiful wedding bouquets, trekked through the Minnesota snow in our little grey booties, took a whole lot of pictures, and danced until our feet felt swollen. The day was absolutely beautiful, and the Schmidt girls have added one more rockin’ man to the family.
Here are just a few less-than-graceful moments from the wedding day! Brought to you by yours truly!
- Apparently, the fake nails that I thought would be pretty to have for wedding photos are my kryptonite. Simple things that were originally accomplished without a care in the world have suddenly become major obstacles and feats of great trial: putting on jeans, zipping any kind of zipper, tying my tennis shoes, fastening buttons, opening kitchen cabinets and drawers….I even cut myself a little while trying to scratch an itch on my neck. WHAT ARE THESE THINGS.
- I felt so badly for one of my sister’s bridesmaids who had a zipper malfunction on the wedding day. Her fears of her entire backside being exposed were saved by my grandmother and her ability to sew anything under pressure (and the crowd goes “WHEW”). If only I had found the small hole on the left side of my own dress before all of the wedding pictures….and the ceremony…and the reception…
- When someone corners you at the coffee bar to chat juuuuuust as you grabbed two piping hot cups of coffee for you and your husband, you sometimes have to smile and “catch up” even though your hands, wrapped around each coffee cup, are burning. You may dream of finding a nearby table to set down your cups of steaming coffee, but all escape routes are closed. You can only stand in the corner, coffee cups in hand, and try to intelligently participate in the conversation as your fingertips go numb and your hands feel like you’ve dipped them into a pit of molten lava. As we say in Minnesota,
- Limestone walls lit with winter purples and blues make for one awesome, wedding reception backdrop. However, leaning against limestone walls lit with winter purples and blues after you’ve been dancing and sweating and then dancing some more will add a layer of rock powder to your skin and your hair and your dress that can be tricky to simply brush off. Don’t mind the couple in the corner of the dance floor trying to remove the rock dust sticking to their clothes and their bodies…they’ll be fine in a minute…
More fun and potentially grainy iPhone pictures from the day are to come! Have a great rest of your Monday!
**The beautiful photos above were taken by my good friend Ali of Alison Lea Photography. If you are looking for a fun wedding photographer, she is highly recommended!