Thursday, July 28, 2005
By Linda Jones
Our visit to Texas a couple weeks ago included a very hastily planned wedding.
My nephew and his longtime girlfriend decided to get married and of course, wanted to get married now. My late sister and her husband reared Vince and after she passed away apparently now was the right time.
My oldest niece, who lives in Gunter, Texas, offered her home for the wedding which meant that she got stuck with the decorations and planning, etc. My other niece and I really enjoyed that!
Vet, the oldest niece, went all out. When Sister (my other niece) and I arrived in Gunter from Whitehouse, Texas about a three-hour drive we walked into a white wedding wonderland.
White tulle covered the stairway banister in the foyer and white tablecloths and tulle covered tables and plant stands and anything else that didnt move.
Vet had emptied her dining room and filled it back with white Christmas lights, borrowed chairs and stuff from her church and had turned the dining room into a beautiful, sparkling wedding chapel.
Between the three of us, we had four little girls who all wanted to be in the wedding and who all wanted to be something different each time it was discussed.
In the end, after an initial rehearsal, the little girls held wedding practice the rest of Friday night, alternating roles until they had everything the way they wanted it!
Not a one of them wore their own dress either Cassidy wore her oldest sisters dress, Emily wore one of Cassidys dresses, Meredith wore one of Courtneys dresses (Cassies oldest sister) and Remy wore Merediths dress. Remy also was barefooted the entire day her job in the wedding was to keep Mr. Bean on his leash. Mr. Bean, our miniature schnauzer, was something in the wedding. Were not sure what, but he did a beautiful job.
I spent most of Friday night after the rehearsal finishing up Amelias wedding dress. Id made most of it before heading to Texas, but we werent sure about length and how to finish off the hem, so after a fitting (and thank goodness, it fit!) the joint committee of bride, aunts, great-aunts and little cousins decided on how to do the hem and the dress was finished.
My brother-in-law has been an Elvis fan/impersonator for as long as I can remember (he went to Humes High School just after Elvis graduated).
He sang an Elvis love song (beautifully) and it was the perfect note for the lovely family wedding.
And Im sure, my sister was watching telling us exactly what we were doing wrong and how we should do it. I made tuna for finger sandwiches and I knew she was telling me to add more mayo!
Thank goodness for memories!
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