Friday, June 13, 2008

Day Before the Wedding Fun

Well, Jeremy and Crystal's wedding is in the past. It's crazy how fast events such as weddings go. Must be all of the anticipation leading up to the 'main event.' This wedding is one that will go down in the record books, however. Let me back up to Friday...

June 6

The day started early, with a trip to the reception site to help arrange all of the tables, place all of the linens, and tie the sashes on the chairs for the girls, and a drive to the links in Martinsville for some golf for the guys. Crystal had a lot of help, so it flew by, but the linen company sent 30 of the wrong size materials, so plans were made to have the replacements sent to my parents' house by 9:30 a.m. SHARP Saturday morning.


And after:

The room looked really great. My mom and I left around 2 p.m. to head over to the restaurant where the rehearsal dinner was taking place. We spent about 30 minutes or so decorating and then headed home to freshen up for the rehearsal.

The rehearsal went fast... learned where to stand, when to walk, etc. Pretty simple stuff. My parents paid close attention, as you can see...

So did Token.

Jeremy and Mom pose for a picture.

As well as Jer with two of his best friends from middle school.

After the rehearsal, we headed over to Stone Creek Brewery for some grub and toasts. (note: it was still sunny and warm... this was about to change)

At the rehearsal dinner, Crystal read a poem to her parents, which made every tear up a bit, especially her parents.

They used one of the pictures I took of her and Jeremy in Guam and turned it into a blanket. Very cool.

The table I was at decided to call ourselves the "fun" table, so opened the floor to sharing funny and embarrassing stories about the bride and groom. Good times all around.

The fun table in action:

He'd fit right in at the fun table.
As things were winding down, we were told that there was a big storm headed our way, so we should probably wrap things up and get on the road to get out of the path of the weather. Being a family of long-winded talkers, we didn't necessarily heed that advice, and stuck around a bit longer, even singing 'Happy Birthday' to Crystal's mom and enjoying yummy cupcakes.
The frosting from the cupcakes made your tongue turn colors, so Crystal made the executive decision that no cupcakes with vibrant colors were to be consumed the next day.

Can't say I blame her!

As the evening finally winded down, we shared one last toast, wishing them the best as husband and wife.

When we walked out of the restaurant, we were greeted with heavy wind, rain, lightening, and thunder. 'It's just getting it out of its system before tomorrow,' we all thought. We all sped home, dodging the storm, and prepared for the next day of fun festivities.

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