Rehearsal dayyyyy! I could not have been more thrilled to wake up next to a softly snoring McGlovin. As always, I was the first one awake. As I wandered around downstairs, making coffee and straightening, I reviewed my day: tanning, mani-pedi, tuxes needed to be picked up, perhaps make a pie for the wedding? Then, of course, rehearsal and dinner. Funny, for a day that seemed so important, it really felt so so casual!
A softly snoring McGlovin and Howie
Once Shannon got herself out of bed, we went tanning. We’re Irish (read: supa pale), and manically opposed to fake-baking for skin cancer reasons, but love a spray tan. The place we go uses Versa-Spa booths, and I’ve never had a bad experience there. After tanning, we stopped by Bed Bath & Beyond because, at the last minute, I decided that I needed to whiten my teeth. Two things about this: first, when we were checking out (with teeth whitener and fake nails, in case I didn’t like my manicure) Shannon looked at me and said, “I can’t believe you’re getting married tomorrow!” and the adorable checkout girl exclaimed, “Omigod, you’re getting married tomorrow! What does it feel like?” and I laughed and thought about it, and the only thing I could think of was, “Welp, it feels like I’m buying teeth whitener and fake nails?” I mean, exciting, of course! But it was still just a Friday, and the sun was still rising and setting, as it does, and I still had to pump my own gas and”¦and it was really just another day in the world. Of course, crazy exciting, but, of course”¦also, just another day to live. It was weird, is what I’m saying.
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And, secondly: The Rembrandt 2 Hour Whitening Kit was”¦kind of awesome!! I’ve been sensitive, in the past, to whitening strips, but these didn’t bother my teeth or gums at all. If I recall correctly, it was a 20 minutes in, 20 minutes out situation, and for the 20 minutes that they were in each time, I got to just sit quietly and listen to everyone else chattering and being excited, and go over everything in my head”¦it also helped that my sister volunteered to use that time to straighten my hair, so all I had to do was sit quietly. As I was brightening, people started to fill up the house—my parents arrived, and more bridesmaids, and extra friends and boyfriends, and I started to get so, so excited!
Around 1:00, we headed over to the nail salon with all of my bridesmaids, as well as my mom and McGlovin’s mom for some mani-pedi fun. It was, again, a great time to relax with all of the girls and get excited for the wedding! It was also nice to plunk down in a pedicure chair next to my mom and chat, because everything before and after that was a little bit crazy and I didn’t see her for a whole lot the rest of the weekend!
So, your day before”¦were you excited? Nervous? Calm? Everything mixed together in a weird vacuum of emotion?
**As always, please excuse my cell phone photos.
- Columbus, Ohio
- Executive Assistant
- Wedding Date:
- January 2013
- Cathedral ceremony, reception in a converted hardware warehouse