As Bek and her entourage were waiting in the Bride room, James' grandmother, whom Bek had never met, arrived and was escorted back to meet her. She brought her little 2 yr old granddaughter with her, who I might add, was adorable! (she's the little princess in the photo dancing with Jada) At first the little one was afraid of Bek and wouldn't come near her....a little later she was overheard whispering to her grandmother..."is that Cinderella?"....:):):)
The cake arrived at 3pm...beautiful! and perfect in every way...it was to be on display for the evening and served from the grand piano in the foyer. We had an above average size and weight topper(which we mentioned when we ordered it, but they seemed to have forgotten). Around 4pm...we noticed that the cake was falling!!...little by little the top was slipping down in the back until a huge chunk of cake had fallen off.... "OH Lord! Don't let Bek see it!!" was all I could think of...but my quick thinking sister who happened to be dressed and helping with details got right on the phone to the bakery....they were extremely busy and really wanted it to just be "our problem" but would my sister settle for that?? You don't know her, do you?.... lol
She stayed on the phone for at least half an hour and insisted they send someone over to repair the cake. Eventually they did send a decorator as well as a bakery manager over to mend the cake(I think the entire backside ended up being icing) and to stay and watch over it to make sure it stayed together...I must say..I am so thankful I didn't have to deal with that headache...Bek never really even knew...I mean she knew but everything looked fine so it was no big deal to her, thankfully. :) the colors didn't come out exactly right in the do over and we left the topper off till the last minute...but hey, it worked! the picture is of the orignal...:)
Here's another for you....the two flower girls...both very lovely in their soft yellow dresses against their Greek skin...obviously were too young to have been in attendance at many, if any weddings ever... Much less been the flower girls! they were very careful about learning when to walk in, how to walk in etc and followed directions beautifully....they were to walk side by side down the aisle, a long white runner, dropping their yellow rose petals as they came, not too slow, not too fast and dropping plenty of those petals. Everything went just as planned....they came down the aisle side by side dropping handfulls of petals along the way......The one on the right dropped petals with her right hand...the one on the left dropped petals with her left.... when all was said and done...not one single petal ended up on the white runner...all of them fell to the side of the runner into the grass...LOL...the bride walked up a very clean aisle with rose petals filling the sidelines! I guess no one thought to mention that the petals were supposed to be ON the aisle for the bride to WALK ON!! LOL
shhhh don't mention any of this to the flower girls!
Back inside while the guests were waiting for the Bridal Party to appear, there were of course, drinks and hor 'd oervs to keep them busy...also the DJ was set up and music was filling the ballroom. Of course it wasn't proper for the guests to begin dancing yet, as the Bride and Groom had not been introduced. However the youngest of guests totally disregarded protocal and insisted on dancing anyway.....:) the DJ obligingly provided bubbles..:)