Weddings in your 40’s I’ve been rummaging around on the blog in an attempt to get it into the 21st Century, and in so doing, I realized I never posted about the 14th Wedding I was in in 2012. I hope none of you have been agonizing over this oversight. Planning weddings in your 40’s is more fun than planning Keep reading!
Wedding reader extraordinaire. These are my high school peeps. We’ve been hanging out since before 1984. That makes us sound ancient, but these are some of the most fun people I know. We were at Terry’s wedding in 2008 in this photo and we were melting like crayons in the desert because it was 1000 degrees outside. It was totally worth it. Keep reading!
Bride again Okay, I’m relieved we stopped surrounding our faces with floral arrangements and started adorning our crotches with them instead. Probably a better use of flower power. Here I am, a bride, again. This is my second wedding in 2009, which you may have seen on my old blog. Hopefully we haven’t traveled far enough away from 2009 that Keep reading!
Still always a bridesmaid. Not much to see in this photo taken at Cathy’s 2002 Supreme Court house wedding other than she looks stunning. Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Marian Opala officiated. Marriage still going strong. Now that I think about it, Ann is correct that my friends did try to gently nudge me to back away from the curling rods. Keep reading!
My older sister, Jana, asked me to be her Matron of Honor circa 1997? I was the only one in the wedding which was performed in my parents’ back yard so I got to wear what I wanted. I totally loved this dress. It was cut on the bias. Still trying to rock a perm. I rocked (the shit out Keep reading!
This 90’s bridesmaid dress, which I also still have, has actually fared the test of time the best out of all the dresses. One question: why such a wide lapel? I look like a fancy nurse from World War I. The poofy sleeves are just as poofy as the early nineties required, but Ann cleverly disguised that by going sheer. Still Keep reading!
The 80’s bridesmaid on the left in the group wedding party photo, Vanessa, looks like she’s offering the groom some dangerous scissors she is mad that he’s not taking from her hand. TAKE THIS. I DON’T WANT TO HOLD IT. Stupid affable groom surrounded by enough shoulder padding to make a soft landing parachuting from a bi-plane. Leg of lamb Keep reading!
You did remember that I said I will have been in 14 weddings after May 12? I’ve still got pics yet to share, so if you’re bored with the bridesmaid series, check back in a week. Good thing I like my clavicle because it’s front and center in all these photos. I shortened this cake topper dress, which I still Keep reading!
For crying out loud, again with the crouching. I thought one only crouched with children and elder Americans? I didn’t know crouching was so popular at weddings or that I was propagating it so freely. Has it always been this way? Just say NO! to crouching. I could only stand so close to the bride on account of my bushy Keep reading!
Here I am at my first wedding! That sounds so, I don’t know, like I’m a serial bride. There have only been the two. I graduated from Bridesmaid to Bride! Guess florists didn’t carry any flowers other than the stargazer lily back in the day. Not to dis on lilies, but not much variety in the early 90’s. At least Keep reading!