NON-PRO PICTURES BY MITCH RUTHERFORD
- Last updated on September 16, 2009 at 7:32 am
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I'll begin at the beginning...Jess and her bridesmaids spent the night before the wedding at my good friend Betsy's house. She catered a lovely breakfast of quiche and fruit. The hair stylist showed up right on time and began doing the MOH's hair. Then the MUA did her makeup as the next BM had her hair done. Around 12:00 he started my hair and then he started Jessie's hair. I had way to much sticky product in mine!!!! I don't like that!!!! But Jessie's hair was Perfection. We had our MU done and the Limo showed up. We left for the Golf Course right on time.
I was, quite frankly, surprised that I hadn't heard from my DOC's (the Project Wedding Divas) all morning. They had EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL...But, of course, I got to the Golf Course, and began barking out orders at them anyway. It looked more beautiful than I ever fantasized that it would. All I have to say is WOW. Marina, Mitch, Gina, her hubby, Dirty, Nolan and Kristin Kay did an unbelieveable job. Okay, I apologized...and took more Xanax...which wasn't working all that well.
The bride and groom decided on a "reveal." That was a very lucky thing, although my daughter didn't love the idea. It made it possible for them to have pictures on the Golf course and to take advantage of the scenery prior to the sun dropping!
Jess came up from the Golf Course and "DISASTER"...a 6 inch mud spot on the train of her dress. So the Bridesmaids madly worked to get it out with Club Soda...then used a stain remover pad...worked like a charm!!!!
The Harpist played "Erev shel Shoshanim," a traditional Hebrew song as our honored guests and grandparents walked down the aisle. Then the Groomsmen, Bridesmaids, Maids of Honor and Best Man followed to "Sunrise Sunset" as the huge sun in the sky began to drop...it was like a commercial!!!! The Groom Followed with his parents and then I walked and waited at the bottom of the stairs. The Soloist began "Somewhere over the Rainbow" and out walked the Bride with her Father. I met them at the bottom of the stairs and My husband and I escorted our daughter down the aisle. When her father was asked "Who supports this woman?" he responded, "We do, her 'beautiful' Mother and I." Very nice.
Nick came and escorted her to the canopy and then she circled him as is Jewish Custom...3 times as I joined my husband under the spectacular Chuppah...all lit up with crystals falling...just gorgeous!
The bride and Groom drank the wine and Nick stepped on the glass to a huge roar of "Mazel Tov." It was so very nice! Then the Blacked Eyed Peas "Gotta Feeling" was appropriately played and the entire wedding party, including parents and even the Rabbi "Rocked" down the aisle.
The reception area was transformed into a magnificent forest of Manzanita, Crystals and flickering votives...what an awesome site that was.
Everyone PARTIED...and we ALL had a wonderful time!
One of the highlights of the evening was the "Advice Dance." The DJ announced that everyone...everyone needed to be on the dance floor. Then he asked that anyone married less than five hours leave the dance floor. Then anyone married less than 2 years...and so on. My Mother and Father have been married 60 years and were the last couple on the floor. Then...the song that they danced to on their wedding night, "Golden Earring," began! At the end, the DJ asked them for their advice for the bride and groom. My father said, "Two words...Yes Dear!" My outrageous mother said, "You MUST have lingerie night once a week!" OMFG...everyone lost it!
I absolutely CAN NOT wait for the PRO PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!