So last time we spoke, I mentioned I would write about the best thing that happened the week when I was gone. And what was the best thing that happened?
Son and his then fiance, now wife, got married. On October 11th. It will be a date that hopefully he won't forget because on that day, October 11, 2015, when he and his now wife said their vows, it was the 68th anniversary of when his grandparents (hubby's parents) got married, back in 1947. And then on that date in 1980, his parents (me and hubby) got married. Kind of a tradition perhaps? We told them his parents made it to 64 years married before they passed and so far we have made it to 35 years, so perhaps it is a good firm date to get married.
It was a small wedding. Their original plan was to get married on the one year anniversary of when they met back in August, but they didn't quite get it together, so they decided to get married in October.
It was planned rather quickly once they sat down and began to work on the details. Only 17 people, counting the bride and groom, were present. It was at a little wedding studio meant to hold only 10 people.
It was filled with surprises. Her best friend said she wouldn't be able to make it for the wedding (from California) but unbeknownst to my now daughter in law, behind the scenes son and her friend were planning to surprise her. Son drove out to San Diego the day before the wedding to pick her and her boyfriend up (another friend would drive them back the evening after the wedding). She was upset with him for taking a trip to San Diego the day before the wedding (he said he was attending a meeting but actually picking up her friend). The look on her face (captured on Facebook) was worth it as she saw her friend, who did her makeup and hair for the wedding.
It was filled with a bit of drama. I'm not sure what happened and it was between her and her mom, but for some reason her mom didn't make it to the ceremony on time. It was slated to start at 2 p.m. (same time ours did 35 years prior). Son was 10 minutes late, the bride to be 25 minutes late. The minister doing the wedding slated 45 minutes to an hour before they had to be off to their next wedding. Mother of the bride was not there close to 2:30 and they had to move forward with the wedding. She showed up at the end; again I'm not sure why she wasn't there earlier, but it might have been because of the cake.
They were on a budget for the wedding. Her mom decided to make the wedding cake. It was her first attempt to do so (doesn't it look great? The picture doesn't justify how good it looked in person). It tasted delicious too.
We hosted a dinner afterwards at a local restaurant. Delicious food and great company. Funny story about it. We were placing our orders and our newly married daughter in law wasn't sure what to get so the waitress said she would come back to her. Meanwhile, the waitress took all the orders, but forgot to take the bride's order. Our daughter in law said "she forgot my order." I called the bus person over who was helping with drinks, etc., asking her to bring the waitress back to get the order. Right then the waitress realized she forgot the order. She shrieked "I forgot the bride's order" and immediately came over and said "that's it, I'm fired on the spot." (Of course she wasn't). She otherwise did a great job and got a nice tip for her efforts.
Did I cry? You betcha you.
Now son is a married man. We are no longer his next of kin. I'm a mother in law, soon to be a grandmother.
I wish them love and happiness and a wonderful long life together.
And like I said before, it was definitely the highlight of our week........
Congrats son and daughter in law. We love you both.