Sorry for the lame-o title. Guys, I’m only a few posts into my wedding recaps, and I’ve already run out of clever titles. I’ve resorted to ripping off mega popular tween movie titles. Sorry about that. No vampires ahead, just early morning adventures at the Wallaby casa.
Where I left off, we fÃªted our rehearsal at Américas Restaurant, showered our wedding party with gifts, and Mr. W and I shared an emotional ride back to our house. Mr. W dropped me off around 2:00 AM, and between the pampering, the stressful rehearsal, the catching up with old friends and family, and several glasses of wine, I was toast. I fell asleep in two seconds flat.
The next morning, I awoke before everyone else. (Mr. W was staying at his parents’ house, but the out-of-town bridesmaids were sleeping on our living room couches, Mama and Papa Wallaby had taken over our guest bedroom, and Cousin K was fast asleep on the floor of our office. It was a very full house.)
The week of the wedding, the weather forecasts were very unclear about what to expect on our wedding day. One weather website forecasted a 60% chance of rain, while another predicted sunshine. What the heck, weather people? I had no idea what would go down on our wedding day. I just hoped, prayed, and crossed all my fingers and toes that it would be sunny so the wedding could take place outside under the big old oak tree at Oak Tree Manor.
So when I slipped out of bed on Saturday morning, I yanked open the blinds…and beautiful sunlight streamed in the window. I was like:
Peering out at the fields of beautiful blooms at the Skagit Tulip Festival in 2009 / Personal photo