Yesterday I was the Maid of Honor in my best friend, Beth's wedding. The ceremony was held at The Landmark Theatre in Downtown Syracuse www.landmarktheatre.org There were 5 Bridesmaids plus me, the MOH. Shane had 6 Groomsmen and his Best Man, as well as a flower girl and Shane's son as the Ring Bearer. He was too cute, carrying the rings down in a baseball glove. Too bad he's probably going to grow up a Red Sox fan! It was absolutely beautiful, with a bagpiper playing for the guests just before Beth and her dad walked down the aisle. The ceremony went well, with a few moments of laughter giving it some character. I was wearing Beth's engagement ring during the ceremony and was so nervous that I was going to loose it! I have no idea why, I guess just wedding jitters. The reception was the longest I've been to yet- 7pm-1am! It was held at the Genessee Grande Hotel in Syracuse, another gorgeous choice! www.geneseegrande.com
The food and drinks were plentiful, and as the evening wore on and the crazy bridal party let loose and changed into flip flops and their street clothes, we danced (and I mean danced!) the night away!
Here are my 10 top favorite things about Beth and Shane's day:
1- The marquee outside of The Landmark displaying their names
2- The Bagpiper
3- The excited look on Shane's face as he waited for Beth to come down the aisle.
4- The tears in Shane's Best Man's eyes.
5- The champagne that flowed in the hotel while we were getting ready, in the limo, and at the reception! :) Love champagne!
6- The fact that we had 2 stretch limos, just to make sure that everyone was comfortable...I mean, we did have some big boys on Shane's side.
7- Giving the speech and the compliments I received afterward...who knew?!?
8- DANCING WITH THE BRIDAL PARTY, and Jaime too!
9- Grabbing the mic and singing some totally inappropriate songs to the crowd with Beth
10- Beth's Grandma, Hilde, bustin a move at 12 a.m.!
Something I was not so fond of- the camera crew! I felt like I was on reality TV! Beth had a videographer with us the ENTIRE day! Everytime I turned around, there he was! YIKES! However, I know that he will put together a great video for the 2 of them to enjoy:) I had such a great time getting to know the other Bridesmaids and I can't wait to see them all again.
Thanks for the ride home Colby!
Jaime your text about the bra is still cracking me up! I paid good money for that so dont get any ideas on taking it for Suzie's wedding! :)
2 more weeks and I am off to Albany for my 2nd Bridesmaid duty this summer! Then, a nice wedding break, until August when another friend is married. I get to be a guest at that one though!
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Tonight was the home inspection on the house. To make a 2 hour long story short...the inspection went great! Here is a picture of the new place. Mine is the townhouse on the right, with my favorite flowers- peonies, in the front! My neighbor on the left is a guidance counselor in my district and her name is Meredith too! She also has a cute little dog so I'm hoping that her dog and Carter become fast friends.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Ok, so for anyone who has bought a home in the last year, or is in the process, you will appreciate this. Meaning- Allison, Tracy, Deb, Brian, etc etc...who isnt buying that is the question! I have officially locked into my mortgage contract. Why is this big news you ask? Well, the market has been at an all time low in regards to rates over the last several months (5% and under), and historically over the last 13 years. HOWEVER, OF COURSE, over the last week interest rates have increased ( and then decreased, increased, etc) which in turn affects EVERYTHING-monthly payment, cash needed to close, etc. Of course this is the week that I was looking to "lock in," leaving me with the decision to play it safe, or gamble a bit with the hopes that the rates go back down. So, the decision to gamble with the market was made late last week, and Im glad I did...I finally locked in my rate tonight! YAY...peace of mind! Although I still sit and wonder what could have been, I feel confident with my decision. Next step is the home inspection and obtaining home insurance quotes. Note- As I sit and type this I think "how boring, I cant believe that you are blogging about this." Thats what "grown-ups" do I guess. I tend to not blog about anything too personal and there will NEVER be a personal pic posted...I have a deep set paranoia from the school district I work for re: blogging without tenure! Also, as some of you may know I have a lovely little second job with some "interesting" clients, so while they should not be using the Internet to Google their therapist, one never knows. I mean, I drive and use the cell..oops.