Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Phoebe & Andrew's Wedding
This past weekend we traveled to Pennsylvania for the long-awaited wedding of our niece Phoebe. One of the reasons it was long-awaited was that Ben was the ring bearer (Phoebe is his godmother) and Emma one of the two flower girls, and they had been waiting seemingly forever for this event to happen. We left on Thursday morning, and the trip took five hours including one stop and two traffic snarl-ups. It was especially fun because my sister, Amy (Phoebe's mom) and our other niece, Chloe (Phoebe's sister) were here from Vienna and also staying with Phoebe and Andrew. We have seen Chloe a few times since their move, but not Amy--she'd never met Emma and hadn't seen Ben since he was a baby. So it was fun to hang out and talk and get reacquainted, although there was a lot of wedding craziness going on too.
Suffice it to say that we had a wonderful time and the wedding went beautifully. Phoebe looked exquisite and much fun was had by all. However, since this is my family blog, I will tell two short anecdotes about the ring bearer and the flower girl! Remember how I said the wedding was long-awaited? Well, once we got to Phoebe's, she showed Emma her little basket for the ceremony, complete with silk autumn leaves to toss on the way down the aisle. Silly me, for the past year I'd been telling Emma how flower girls toss flower petals! That went over well! It hadn't occurred to me, but of course it makes sense to throw leaves at an October wedding...so after the initial shock, she made me promise that the next time she was a flower girl, she'd get to throw flower petals!!
And now for Ben. Remember that I'd been preparing the kids for their jobs...when Ben realized that the ring bearer pillow had fake rings attached to it, but those were the rings he would use, NOT the real rings, guess what his comment was?
"What am I even doing in this wedding, anyway?"
However, feathers were smoothed and they ended up doing a terrific job. And Ben went an entire day without wearing his hat, which is the first time since he was around 17 months old that he'd done that.
A good time was had by all. And Phoebe and Andrew are on a Carribean holiday, so I'm assuming a good time is still being had by them!