We got to Huntsville late Tuesday and were ready and raring to go on Wednesday. The next few days were filled with errands – wedding and non-wedding alike. We got to visit with a few friends and family along the way as well. The actual wedding festivities actually began Thursday night. They started with manicures and pedicures. It was Christina, her sisters and me. It was really sweet of her to include me in this “family” affair. Then it was off to dance practice. Yes, I said dance practice. Justin and Christina had a “surprise” dance at the reception. The dance started off with a slow song, then moved to “You’re the One that I Want” from Grease (just the 2 of them dancing), and then moved to “We Go Together” with the wedding party joining in (that would 14 other couples!). It was a simple dance but it took a little bit of time for 28 people to learn. After dance class a few bridesmaids came over to the Wright’s to finish up some last minute details.
Friday was jammed packed as well. My day started with the Bridesmaids’ Luncheon at Victoria’s. Brad, Justin, their dad and one of the groomsman hit the links for a round of golf (in the 100 degree weather!). Next we all went to the Space and Rocket Center to set up for the rehearsal dinner. Rehearsal started at 6 and while we were there the power went out. Turned out the power was out all over SE Huntsville so it was a good thing the rehearsal dinner was at the Space and Rocket Center. The rehearsal dinner was fabulous with great food and great speeches.
The big day arrived and it was actually somewhat relaxing. I got my hair done, had lunch with my mom, and it was off to the church. The wedding ceremony was beautiful and the reception was a ton of fun; Brad and I danced the night away!
Justin dancing with his mom.