Story # 1
Rehearsal, the temp is about 86 at 4pm and the ceremony is set for the great outdoors. Not a tree in sight and I fully expect to melt in that lovely green dress with the sequined jacket. Its a pretty spot, it overlooks one of the many small lakes that dot Florida and there is a small bridge and a willow tree in the distance... but no shade anywhere near us.....
We spend about an hour practicing then head out to a very nice restaurant for the rehearsal dinner. It is a very Floridian place right on the beach serving a scrumptious seafood buffet for dinner. Our reserved spot is a wide open "room" on the back near the sea. Lovely! Besides us there are 2 weddings going on, yes, 2. It is very crowded...dozens of people trying to squeeze into those weddings. I'm sooo glad we weren't doing that!
Aren't they cute?!
Hubby and I didn't go the route of buying the kids cookwear or electronics, we got them more personal items and presented them at the rehearsal dinner. For James, a nice belt with a monogramed buckle, he seemed very excited....for Bek, a lovely engraved silver jewelry box with a tiffany style bracelet inside. It has her new initials engraved on it and their wedding date. she was so thrilled and so sweetly excited. I told her she didn't have to wear it in the wedding ...but she did. Love that girl!