Lawd. This was one of the most epic weekends in the history of Gem. One of Crabby’s best friends got married yesterday to a bride who has become one of my closest friends. As a result, both Crabby and I were in the wedding party.
Friday the girlz and more girlz took a casino bus to Casino Coushatta. I figured I would not enjoy myself since casinos are not really my thing but we had fun. I put in 5$ in a Blackjack machine and won $15! I forced myself to stop even though I had designated $20 to gamble. So I stopped while I was ahead. Bawse. I also thought I would be liquored up but when the bride, another bridesmaid, myself, and the groom’s sister tried Patron shots, I only took a small sip of it and I was instantly nauseated. So nauseated that another bridesmaid (who doesn’t drink) had to walk me to the restroom because I was feeling like it was Game Over. After getting some cool air I felt better and knew I wouldn’t be drinking that night (I DID drink some of a strawberry margarita later, but I can handle fruity stuff. Not the hard stuff. And it was free bitches.) We later went to the club on premises and watched drunk people dance. Good times. We didn’t get back to Houston until 6 AM oh and did I mention the wedding rehearsal was at 11 AM? Not to mention the bride had to pick some of her family up at the airport around 8 AM. So none of us got much sleep. 1 bridesmaid got totally wasted and Saturday morning vomited the morning away in every place imaginable.
Saturday post-rehearsal we were all running errands for the wedding. I literally drove the whole day from before 11am til 7pm when we got back at the hotel (save an hour or two for the rehearsal lunch). We. Were. EXHAUSTED. But, 7PM things were just beginning as we had to put together centerpieces for 19 tables. I never want to see another ivory rose or carnation again in life. Flowers became my cotton, I was their slave. Went to bed between 1 and 2 AM, woke up around 8 or 9 to get started on the wedding day.
Overall, I had a blast. The wedding itself was awesome, gorgeous, and fun. Now, the pictures. These are just from my camera, the other maids have tons more on their cameras so we’ll have to cross-reference. Not to mention all the photographer’s pictures. I don’t have any ceremony pics right now, obviously SINCE I WAS IN THE WEDDING. I’m waiting on more reception pics from others. I had a Long Island Iced Tea and was OUTTA THERE for the rest of the night.
Ladies, this is why you simply must break in your shoes before special events. The comfy-looking, open toe black satin shoes MURDERED my feet with ample evidence for the courts and jury. By the end of the night I could barely walk; I’m talking short shuffle-like steps. UGH!