Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wrong Again

The lead up to the wedding was a lot of fun. There was a lot of time between finding out I was going to be a bridesmaid, and then becoming one. Time for thinking and planning.

One of my thoughts was that, gee, my two fellow-bridesmaid sisters and I all three have um, fashionable glasses. Much like how my dad had fashionable glasses in his high school pictures that we love to laugh over. And we would all be in the wedding party. Which would be photographed and remembered for many years to come.

I didn't think Micah and Heather would want people looking at wedding pictures and instantly saying, "Oh! So you guys were married in 2009, eh?" So I discussed with my sisters and we agreed not to wear our glasses (of course). I was glad that I had one pair of disposable contacts left from, like, three years ago or something. I planned to wear them on the wedding day.

Soon after that, I found out I was pregnant. Oh! Well. My mother did a fantastic job of adjusting my bridesmaid dress for me so I was okay there. But another problem arose. My legs.

So I have varicose veins and sort of have to wear medical support hose (during pregnancy, only) which I hate. This was a California wedding and not the kind you wear ANY hose to, much less thick, off-color very MEDICAL LOOKING hose.

First it was my vanity. I didn't WANT my legs to look ugly at the wedding! That wore off pretty soon, since hellonobodybutmecareshowmylegslook, but then I realized how distracting these hose might be. I told Heather and Micah about my plight, just so they wouldn't ever happen to look down and wonder WHAT I WAS THINKING wearing those hose to their wedding! Micah promised not to ask me why I looked like such a freak and I decided not to worry about other people.

Then on the long drive to the airport I realized I'd forgotten to pack my contacts. Crap. Oh well.

So there I'd be in my very rectangular red glasses and not-very-skin-color, very medical stockings. I tried to be okay with ruining my brother's wedding a little.

The thing is, I didn't know that those things would be NOTHING compared to how I would actually ruin the wedding!

That story to come. (and I didn't actually ruin their wedding, but. . . well. . . you'll see)

16 comments:

Thora said...

I didn't notice any really medical looking hose in the wedding pictures you posted. So I went back and looked at them again, and nope, I still can't see them. So at least it won't be that they can tell you're pregnant just by looking at the wedding photos (and if I didn't know you were pregnant, I wouldn't have guessed so by the pictures, anyway.) So I don't think you ruined the wedding at all! Plus the haircuts and bridesmaid dresses and all that will still scream 2009 twenty years ago. I love looking at old wedding photos, and guessing when they're from!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Good heavens, I'm sure the high fashion of your glasses outweighed the frump of your hose. My mom had blood clots in her 4th pregnancy and wore those canvas stockings daily for all my growing up years. I probably wouldn't have given yours a second glance. I'm sure you didn't ruin anything unless you picketed in the celestial room or something. I bet they loved having you there, fashion mishaps or not. :)

JustRandi said...

I didn't notice any hose either?! I did notice your glasses, which I think are darling!
And Thora's right. The hair and the dresses will give those pictures a time period long before your glasses will.

Barbaloot said...

Oh wow--I can't wait to hear what happened. And now I have to go back to your last post to see if I even noticed your fashion frustrations.

Kimberly said...

Talk about cliffhanger!

You're so funny - you're nearly as neurotic as I am. =P

Josi said...

You are an exceptionally cruel woman to leave us hanging like this, I'm not the least bit surprised you ruined the wedding too :-)

You better finish this story soon, that's all I have to say.

MelancholySmile said...

Suspense! However, you may take comfort in knowing that whenever I look back at MY wedding pictures, I never even notice anyone else in them. I'm too busy looking at my younger, skinnier self and wondering why on earth I thought I had to lose weight back then....

Melissa Bastow said...

As long as you didn't sit on their wedding cake, or purposely trip the flower girl, or flatulate loudly during the part of the ceremony where the officiator says, "If anyone has any reason these two should not be joined, speak now or forever hold your peace," then you're probably ok with the hose and glasses.

Annette Lyon said...

What? You can't end there!

Marivic said...

You look great in the photos. The glasses don't look like they're going to be dated at all. I think the hose is not noticeable in the photos BUT I so sympathize that you had to wear them in California! The heat is killing me right now and thinking about wearing hoses is oppressive :-)

BTW, congratulations on expecting another adorable baby!

Alison Wonderland said...

I did think that you had been wearing glasses in those pictures. I didn't notice your legs though.

I'm loving the foreshadowing and the cliff hanger ending.

L.T. Elliot said...

A cliffhanger?! No! I wanted to hear more. =[ Fine. I'll stop pouting. A little.

Kazzy said...

I think you are meant for cool glasses! And I can't see any sign of the hose.

You are killing me on the cliffhanger here!!!!!!1

Anne said...

I didn't even notice your glasses until you pointed out that you forgot to take them off for a picture! they look fine!

Erin said...

I know sometimes I feel like a little something done to my hair or earrings or whatever make me feel better about myself, so I understand how you felt about the glasses and nylons/hose things. I'm intrigued to hear the rest of the story!

Heidi Ashworth said...

This is one time I can be glad that I came so late to the party b/c I think I spy the explanatory post just waiting for me! Yay!