I'm exhausted after a day that turned out to be more magical than I ever imagined it could be. I can't believe that my little sis is married and I am thrilled to say that it was one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever been too ... AND I caught the bouquet.
World, meet my special sister and new brother ... Mr Matthew and Mrs Geordie Nicholls. Aren't they just the cutest couple? I love the height thing that's going and for the cutting of the cake (which was actually biting into gorgeous cup cakes) my little sis stood on a chair and was just about the same height ... tee hee! What a beautiful love to watch blossom.
I was honoured to be my sister's bridesmaid and do the toast to the incredible special couple. My sis and hubby met on Facebook and were engaged 3 months later. In the speech I started it with a pic that was posted straight onto Facebook in honour of the way these crazy kids met! I did the speech impromptu like I said I would and it went off perfectly (besides all the tears). Thanks to everyone who laughed in the right places and cried when they should have ... it made it even more of a gift.
The theme of the wedding was stars and my sister, with her Virgo personality, tied everything in so beautifully. All the little personal touches showed that my sis and hubby poured their heart and soul into sharing their love with everyone who is dear to them.
I can't thank the couple enough for inviting my most precious friends to share the wedding with them (and with me). Thank you to Twinkletoes for driving the bride to her wedding. Fancy car Mr Twinkletoes and oh so cool ... literally aircon cool. Hustler Girl, thanks for helping Geords with your pretty writing and Ponky thanks for driving some special peeps to the wedding for us. Greggie ... thank you for holding it all together when the seems were coming out in my frayed little life with the build up to the wedding.
It's not always easy being single at a wedding and it's a little tougher at that moment when the retinue is asked to join the bride and groom on the dance floor. For once it was a truly special moment for me to dance with my best friend and know that we are both wishing for the other to find true love, but in the meantime ... how lucky can one girl be?
I have been anticipating how I would feel on the day and am so proud of myself for all that I am slowly blossoming into. Less is more and that goes for the bum and tummy most of all. Even I surprised myself at how great I felt but when dear friends had tears in their eyes in honour of my self worth and determination, it was beyond words. I know that I have chosen every step along the way that got me to this point, but without sponsors like RegimA (for my glowing skin that survived all the pre wedding drama) and SlimLab (that kept the binge eating away as a form of survival), I wouldn't have felt as great as I do.
It left me with a new 'project me' knowing and sense of determination. Watching the love that my sister and hubby share reminded me that it's all worth the wait and that he is out there somewhere. It bonded relationships with some family members and reminded me of just how blessed I am to have the friends I do. My back held out so well and I even got to dance the time warp and do the?locomotion.
Today I feel exhausted though, but oh so worth it! So I'm doing simple things like spending time with my sis and her hubby and taking my date (mommy) out for movies and dinner for Valentines.
What a way to celebrate the cheesy day of love! 😉