Last night was my best friend from elementary school’s wedding. We’ve been best friends since she moved to our hometown in second grade and we’ve essentially grown up together. I feel as close to her family as I do my own. So when she asked me to be a bridesmaid’s back in January, I was honored. 9 months later the wedding day arrived and it was beautiful:
They handed out cute little bottles dressed in tuxedo’s and white dresses at the Ceremony to blow as the bride and groom exited the church. Apparently the old tradition of throwing rice is no longer P.C. because bird’s choke on the rice.
Me and the BF
Me and the BF again.
She was (and is) my first close friend to get married. Seeing her walk down the isle looking GORGEOUS in an elegant white dress made me realize how we’re not little girls in elementary school many more who used to live for sleepovers and late night chats. We’re growing up! To not go into too much detail, the bride and groom met down in Belmar at the Jersey Shore 3 years ago. In the word’s of MTV’s Jersey Shore, “they found love at the Jersey Shore.” It was one of those weddings that just make you happy because it’s so obvious how perfect the bride and groom are for each other and you can feel the love between them and their friends/family’s love for them.
Needless to say we drank, ate and danced the night away! A couple of vodka sodas, some wine, lots of food and cake and too much dancing to an eclectic mix of oldies and techno music later — I woke up this morning feeling like I got hit by a truck. That’s when I came to the realization that “my body isn’t built like it used to be.” At first I felt a little sad and pathetic, I was in bed by 12:30am (the reception started at 6pm), how could I be feeling so awful! “Who I’m getting old” I told myself. Then I realized something else — 6 years ago I could stay up until 4am drinking martini’s and dancing at the latest “hot” nightclub and then go to class the next day, but 6 years ago I also couldn’t run more than a mile. Maybe I can’t drink like I used to (probably a good thing), but I CAN wake up in the morning and run. I CAN (and have twice) run a half marathon. My body is stronger then it ever has been before. So yeah, today I feel like crap, but I’ll take it proudly:-)
QUESTION: How did you feel when your first friend got married? Can you still go out drinking and wake up and exercise in the morning? What fun things did you do this weekend??