and ever since 27 Dresses, i look at the groom, when everyone else is looking at the bride. jane & kevin are talking & she asks him about his favorite... well, let me see if i can find the quote:
*swoon* ever since that line, i've been to a few weddings, and i always look at the groom. the look on bradley's face as he saw alex in her dress for the first time, coming down the aisle to be HIS BRIDE... *sigh* i pray for a love like that some day, but even if it's not in the cards for me - and at this point, let's face facts, it is not looking likely! - it makes me happy to know true love exists. even outside of my books! ; )
this. this is the look i'm talking about...
after the wedding, mom & i picked up bret to go to the reception. beautiful venue for that! older building w/ brick interior walls... mmm! :) reception was to start at like 5. the wedding party was running late (pictures), so they went ahead & fed us. good thing, too! there were a lot of ppl at the reception, which is awesome, but ... not so much for me & my anxiety.
but happy stuff. got to see family & give hugs & get hugs & eat passably tasty food & visit w/ more family. but after an hour & a half & the bride & groom hadn't arrived, i was ready to go. i was done w/ the ppl. i was done w/ the romance. i was done w/ ... i was just done. i was okay as long as i was distracted (sharing bret's beer, cuz i didn't want to drink a whole one. LOL talking w/ boo & nate - gosh i just love those two so much! - & mandi & mikey & ... well, okay, i love them all, my amazing family. :) ). but i'd already slipped into pull-inside-myself/stare-into-space/don't-touch-me mode & had been there for half an hour by the time bub & alex arrived. so, i gave them squeezes & told them how beautiful & fun & funny the wedding was, and then i took my leave.
mom nearly got us killed on the bridge.
God is good & saved us, and her car, w/o a scratch. oye! her car is a roller skate, and i did not want to be pinged against the bridge. again. *shudder* it was scary enough the last time, in dad's boat of a car!!
anyway!! it was nice to be home & reading. i finished The Duke and I (Julia Quinn) & it brought me to tears, party because - oddly? - some of the lines in the book were similar to vows spoken this afternoon. that was a bit neat! *laugh*
now i'm torn - i have the whole Bridgerton series except for book 2. so, do i skip it for now & read book 3, or start something else & go to the bookstore tomorrow to get book 2? hmmm. or do i just go to bed & figure it out tomorrow? later today, really... it's 1:15AM! well, idk yet what i'll do.
but ttfn! : )