Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Wedding to Remember!

I am so excited that this weekend has past and also now almost officially all the business of my summer is over! This weekend alone was packed with our 6th grade promotion dinner and party, a funeral, cleaning my house (like deep cleaning) because of our open house for the ENTIRE church, and finally a wedding last night. So surely you can understand, I am excited to be done with some duties.

Of course a wedding isn’t really that consuming right, of course not…unless you are performing it!!! Yes that is right, last night for the first time in my life (and most likely the last) I performed a wedding ceremony! My cousin Brian & his fiancĂ© Carly asked me to perform their wedding, why I am not entirely positive other then that they are family and love me. Leading up to the wedding I was not all that scared or nervous, I think it was because I had some many others things on my mind at the same time…but evidently I was more anxious then I assumed. About 5 minutes into the ceremony John, sitting in the audience began giving me hand signals, which I read to be saying slow down (like I was speaking too fast). Although even after slowed down he continued to lip something to me (which I cannot read lips!) then I realized, OH NO, I did it…I had skipped over the 20 pt font in bold and all caps that read PLEASE BE SEATED! I had forgotten to seat the audience after the bride had been given away. Oh, everyone got a good laugh out of it, and the bride and groom told me after that they had not even realized it. So, I lived and made a few jokes along the way that went over with flying colors. And in the end, the important thing is they are married and on their way to their honeymoon now.

After, feeling all of that tension released at the reception John, me, my sister Cyndy & her husband Chris took it upon ourselves to make sure that the disposable camera’s on the tables had some questionable and hilarious pictures on them…just to freak the bride out a little when she develops them.

So, it is done and now I focus on getting everything into place for the fall in our youth ministry.


Neena said...

I love that last picture of you and John. I like your outfit. Congrats also on doing your first wedding. I bet there will be more. Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have had the craziest last couple of weeks. Hopefully for sure by this weekend I will have something else up. Love you!!

Tricia said...
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Tricia said...

I am so glad you got through it since I remember you saying you were nervous about it. But I am sure you were fabulous. You definitely look fabulous in the pictures! One question- since you were a female minister did you have to wear the same color as the bridesmaids? Tee hee!
Oh, and I miss you tons!

summer said...

yay crysty!!!!!!!!!!! you did it and it is over! i love you and am so proud of you! what a stressful weekend. i am so sorry i wasn't able to be there for your open house, too. i love your pictures and your outfit. i know you were fantastic! we've had a blast. see you soon..sorry about your virus!!

Anonymous said...

I bet you are so relieved that it's over now! I'm sure you did a great job and your outfit is super cute! Love you- Traci

Marta said...

I've no doubt that you did a fantastic job! Kyle's done several weddings and thinks they are one of the hardest things to do. So good for you!!! I can't imagine doing that... but I hate speaking in public. You look just adorable in those pics... what a fun weekend.

Robby and Lynsey said...

That is so freakin awesome that you got to perform a wedding! Amazing! I'm sure you did great. You look so cute in the pictures. Seriously ... that is so cool.

And John's expression in the first pic cracks me up. It totally captures what (I'm sure) every man is feeling when he is at a wedding that isn't his own. ;) hehe