Attending A Wedding

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My husband and I went to a wedding in September. It was beautiful. It was in wine country and just lovely. I was excited to get a chance to wear my Flounced Lace Dress from Anthropologie again. I had purchased it in March to wear to a luau. I also figured it would make a great dress to attend a wedding in.

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It was very comfortable and the color is so pretty!

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It was the wedding of one of my husband’s coworkers. As such, I had to be on my best behavior. I tend to be a wee bit crazy at parties. Don’t believe me? Aww. I would love to post some pictures as proof (which I unfortunately have), but the children… The children. Just imagine it.

So, you can kind of see why my husband was just a tad bit worried. I had been to a work engagement before. I was so very boring that later someone told my husband they did not want to offend me by drinking in front of me. Giggle.

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I believe I was the epitome of a “lady” at the wedding. I even drank. Well, alot. But I kept myself “in check.” The only thing is: They had these cheese rolls at the wedding. I want them forever. I want them as my last meal. The waitress kept sneaking me more. It was kind of awesome. And could quite possibly be the reason I felt no affects from the alcohol. And why I gained two pounds that week.

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The cake was adorable featuring miniature versions of the couple’s dogs.

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And it tasted heavenly. Of course, I was so stuffed on cheese bread, I only had one bite.

There is just something about a wedding. I cried during both of the parent’s speeches. I could imagine it was me talking to my children. This made me so sad, I stuffed more cheese bread in my mouth to feel better.

One thing that stuck with me was a part of the father of the bride’s speech. He said, “All I wish for you is that you will be happy. I do not care about fancy cars or big houses. Forget the expensive trips. Just be happy. That is all I can ask for you.”

Isn’t that all any of us can ask for?

To be happy. Why is that sometimes such a big task?

He ended his speech with, “To the death.” This almost made me spit out my cheese bread and wine. Have you ever heard that before?

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Have you been to any weddings recently? Were you on your best behavior? And, more importantly, what did you wear?

* I shared this on The Pleated Poppy!

10 thoughts on “Attending A Wedding

  1. I wish someone would have yelled out: “No, to the pain!” Hehe. I think I can turn anything into a Princess Bride quote!

    Also, that dress is beautiful on you!

      • Hi! Wasn’t that great? I do not think he meant it that way, but it is how I will always remember that wedding.

        Thankfully there were no R.O.U.Ses arround! They might have eaten my cheese bread!

        Have a lovely week!

        Jenni

    • Thanks Katie! That is exactly what my husband was thinking. It sounded so similar! He was such a sweet man. And I now I will always think of him during that part of the movie.

      Have a great Tuesday! Thank you so much for commenting!

      Jenni

  2. That’s a great dress to wear to a wedding! I always struggle with what to wear to events. Plus, I never seem to have the right shoes or undergarments or something handy and then have to make a mad dash to the store. I would like a cheese roll now please. Those look yummy!

    • Hi Cynthia! Thank you! It is so hard to figure out what to wear. I really wanted to wear the Jardin dress in pink. But it sold out in my size by the time it went to sale. And I really did not want to buy another fancy dress just for one night. I have worn this three times so far. So, I definitely am getting some wear out of it.

      I hope you are doing okay. Have a safe trip. I will be thinking of you.

      Jenni

    • Me neither! Well, I was in my sister’s. But it was so much fun. I want to go to another one. But almost everyone I know is all ready married. I might have to wait until my kids get married to attend another one.

      Thank you do much for the compliment! : )

      Have a lovely week!

      Jenni

  3. This made me laugh so hard! You and those cheese rolls…! I’d almost suggest trying to figure out the recipe, but maybe it’s safer not to? 😉 You look beautiful in that dress by the way. And how lovely was that father’s speech? He’s right, that’s all that matters.

    • Hi Gwen! Yes, I must never ever ever find that recipe. I think I ate six rolls. I could not even eat my dinner. My husband ate mine and his. I took his cheese roll. Oh man! They were amazing. I can still taste them now. And they smelled heavenly as well.

      The father of the bride was so sweet. I talked to him later about his speech. He told me he was winging it, because his speech was on his phone and he lost his phone the night before.

      I know the mother of the groom did a beautiful speech as well. But I cannot recall it. I think maybe those cheese rolls didn’t soak up everything!

      And thank you for the sweet compliment! : ). My husband takes the best pictures. He only took those ones. And they all turned out good. The bad ones of the food were all me.

      Have a great evening!

      Jenni

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