Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Wednesday of Wedding Week

Larissa is here! We are so happy to have her here for crunch time.  She ran to the feed store and got hay bales. We will be using the bales at the wedding.  

Meanwhile,  Arielle,  Allie and I unloaded the green trailer and Stacia watched kids.    We found a lot of Krista's things to take to her.  We were  searching for  vintage suitcases and my mothers wedding dress.  Tonight was Krista's bachelorette party. Her matron of honor, Arielle, was throwing it and wanted it to be easy for her. We planned to all meet on base. One of "games" was to dress the bride. We all purchased outfits for Krista to model. I bought a look,  but I thought it would be fun to take Mom's dress too. We opened the trailer with great hope - which lasted about .5 second. 

We looked and looked.  We unpacked the whole trailer and didn't find it. We repacked the trailer. I did find some end tables and an antique typewriter to move  inside. I found a ton of old clothes to wash and donate and towels to wash and keep. 

We went inside and looked under the stairs and in closets, no dress. We FINALLY found it in the CRAFT CLOSET. Why? 

The girls and I and Larissa drove over to meet Arielle, Bre, and JoJo. We caravanned to the base. We knew there'd be a wait to get visitor passes for the older girls, but we didn't know it would take one hour to get the passes. When we all met up at Krista's  Arielle got busy putting decorations and plates out. We enjoyed a fantastic Puerto Rican meal cooked by Maria. 

Jojo was the only boy at the party

Brittany had planned some fun games. We played wedding trivia and opened gifts.

 By far the highlight of the night was our bride modeling the "looks" we had created for her. I did not name the looks....their creators did. 
Pirate Bride 

Married Woman 

Amish Bride

NOW - THIS is the dress that came for me from China. Stacia and Allie bought accessories to go with it and named it the Tacky Bride look. LOL 
Tacky Bride

There was a Trashy Bride look - which will not be posted online. Krista gamely modeled. 
80's Bride 

This suitcase was my mother in laws. I packed the Vintage Bride (my Mom's dress) in the suitcase. 

 The  creator of the winning look was given the prize of putting our bride's makeup on for her. concealer - NOT the lipstick I believed it to be. 

The moment they removed my blindfold. 

I guess "I" won't be doing her wedding makeup. LOL 

This is the moment we realized BRE is taller than ME.  I suspected we were about the same - but the others say, "Not so."  My shoulders are certainly higher than hers...hmmm...maybe we'll call for a re-match. LOL 

The Sisters - frozen in this moment. 
Stacia (nearly 16), Bre (36), Krista (34), Arielle (24)

And then we figured out how to get a photo of all of us....Carrie and Brittany had already left.....

It was a really fun night, and I was so happy to be a part of it. Krista has got to be the most laid-back bride I have met. 

When we begin the evening it said there was a 40% chance of rain during The Wedding. By the end of the evening it said there was a 30% chance of rain. We're still praying for a sunny day Saturday.

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