Wedding Rehearsal

Today, the three of us headed over to the alterations shop to pick-up and learn how to do Shannon’s bussle. This dress should have been ready weeks ago… I’m not getting into it. Anyway, I woke up… feeling the affects of the night before… and rushed over to the shop with Shannon and Sarah. After the tutorial, I rushed out of there because I still needed to pack for the weekend away and get ready for the rehearsal, which I was told was 3:00pm… it was 1:45pm… and it takes 30mins to drive from my house to the place… I was freaking out.

I’m rushing there and trying to get in contact with just about everyone in my immediate family; sisters don’t answer… I’m panicing… Dad finally answers and he’son his way, so at least I know I’m the only late one. Casey and I arrive and there’s nobody there… check-in was at 3:00pm… the rehearsal was whenever… I was like “WHAAAAT!?” I just rushed like a crazy person to get as much packed and get ready and be as on time as possible while everyone else takes their time and nobody told me each time I freaked out about needed to hurry up… whatever… the cottages were adorable! I’ve mentioned if before but it bares repeating. This weekend wedding retreat was being held at The River Palm Cottages of Jensen Beach.

Between the family members that our side had staying and Shannon’s husband-to-be’s family had staying, we took up half of the compound. I feel bad for anyone who was unaffiliated with the wedding who booked their lovely vacation this weekend, because we owned that sh*t.

Eventually we got around to doing the rehearsal and Casey snapped these pics of me and my sisters. ♥

It wasn’t too long into the gathering of our two families that the short-tempered, protective, domineering bitch with a low bullsh*t tolerance of this family: Me, stepped into the arena with the ego-inflated, attention-seeking, nervy-ass bitch of his family… it got tense several times… yeah. Casey got the most incredible series of photos where my face goes from mildly annoyed to full-blown pissed and even captured the moment right before I lost my sh*t for a second. It’s perfect. …and this woman was insane. She insisted on having a cake for her grown-as daughter’s birthday tonight, the night of Shannon’s wedding festivities and the girl’s birthday isn’t even today!!!! Shannon ok’ed this but it is so ef’ing tacky… I mean… really? Come-the-f*ck-on… The smell of desperation is a pungent oder and those desperate for attention smell the worst!

Once the rehearsal was over, everyone spent the rest of the evening settleing in and straight up partying! It is so awesome seeing some of my New York family down here. I love them all so much!

I snapped this pic of Casey looking relaxed and sexy as he partied with my clan. Thank God for this man. Without him running all over the place, we wouldn’t be able to do this. He is so good to my family! It should also be noted that Sarah’s guy is proving himself to be quite helpful too!

Tonight we made our bouquets and the guys boutonnieres and they are so beautiful. I totally get my crafty DYI genes from my Mother. She is incredible.

I just wrote myself a little outline for my toast tomorrow… I know I’m going to cry. I can’t believe that in a few hours, my little sister will be a married woman. [When I was about 11, I had a dream, that I told my Mom about and my Mom remembers, about my future wedding. In it, I dreamed that Shannon’s children were participants in my wedding… Maybe it will prove itself to be true.]

Oh God! Must Sleep!


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