Toadtally Us: Moments Before, Writing My Vows

After we were done with pictures I decided to hide. Guests started to arrive and I didn’t want to be in sight until the ceremony.

The sun started to set in a beautiful way, giving our guest an awesome view while they waited for the ceremony to start, listening to the sweet notes of the Vitamin String Quartet.

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Part of my dad’s side of the family in front of the beautiful sunset / Photo by Niece K

Meanwhile I hid in a small tunnel that goes under the pool’s waterfall, alone with my thoughts. And then I started rambling: I can’t breathe, why can’t I breathe? The dress is too tight, but if anything, it’s looser than it was when we were taking pictures and I was fine then. Am I nervous? Is that why I am hyperventilating? Why am I nervous?

Then I realized BM A had been there for a while, just listening to my rambling, ready to get me out of it: I have the car keys, just say the word and we’re out of here, and hive, she meant it. She knew I wasn’t going anywhere, but I’ve known this girl for 23 years, and it would have been out of character for her not to give me the option.

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Photo by BM A’s phone. We call it “the ghost.”

I was not going anywhere, but A’s indecent proposal reminded me of the paper strip I had wrapped around my pinky, and the fact that it was blank. I had procrastinated on writing my vows right until the last second—it was now or never.

Over the past nine years I had wrote hundreds of notes and letters for Mr. Toadstool; during my sappy teenage years I could write two-page letters just listing the reasons why I love him, and now, the day I should be able to tell him how much his love means to me, I had writer’s block. After a while I decided to be spontaneous and just write from the heart, even if it wasn’t the most heartfelt thing I’ve told him. With a trembling hand I wrote about three lines (in blue ink) and rolled the paper back up on my finger.

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Screenshot from our video by Estudio 54

Right after that our officiant (the judge) arrived. Since we never rehearsed I got out of the tunnel to line everyone up and tell them what to do and when to do it. It was go-time.

Did you get nervous before the ceremony? For those who wrote their own vows, how long before the big day did you do it?

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Mrs. Toadstool

Location:
Obregon, Mexico
Wedding Date:
December 2012

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:10 pm

    Whew, I’m surprised you weren’t freaking out about not having them written in advance! I probably would be concerned with practicing them over and over again, so I’d need them to be written well in advance! Although I’m a total procrastinator and work best under pressure, so I get that aspect as well! That’s why I’m afraid we might not be able to write our own vows. hahah.

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    courtneyg, Guest @ 1:27 pm

    What’s with the hats?

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:42 pm

    I was definitely nervous, but I would have been even more so had I had to write my own vows, that sounds stressful!

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    missthespian 451 posts, Helper bee @ 11:37 pm

    We’re also using the Vitamin String Quartet for cocktail hour music! It looks like it was a beautiful wedding! Congrats!

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