Just eleven months after meeting Russ, I was dressing in white and committing a lifetime to him. We got married on August 16, 2003. It was a great day. I was sooo happy. Some brides get really nervous; some get teary eyes; I got giggly! I barely got any sleep the night before because of nerves & excitement. When I couldn't sleep, I stuck in a Simpson's video and watched the "in the future" episode where Lisa was planning a wedding to 'Hugh'. I was suppose to be at the park for pictures at noon but was running late because it took longer than expected to do my hair (mostly because I didn't end up liking how it looked and the girl spent some time trying to find a 'fix' for it.) We had pictures at the park; then at the church before the 2 o'clock ceremony. It was a very Christ centered ceremony & I was very pleased with how it went. After the ceremony we had a buffet meal in a building across town. Around 6ish, Russ & I left to spend our first night together at a town an hour away.
I can't say that I have any favorite memories of that wonderful, life-changing day but there are a few things that I think of that stand out in my mind.
4) At one point during the reception I started wondering what happened to my new husband because Russ had disappeared. It turned out that he had been "kidnapped" by his sister, my sister & my sister-in-law. They took him to Walmart and put him (tux & all!) into a shopping cart and drove him around! (Luckily they did bring him back.)
5) Once we got to the motel, we spent a half hour taking my hair out. I think we counted 119 bobby pins!