Chris and I went to a wedding this past weekend that rocked my socks. First of all, it had a crucial element to all successful weddings: A happy couple. Ashlyn and Josh are the sweetest, kindest, nicest, down-right-perfect couple.
Example: Last year when I was going through a rough time after my dad had died, the two of them decided they wanted to do something to give our family a day of pure happiness. So, they showed up at Chris’s office one morning and gave him four tickets to Sea World for us to go and enjoy the day. And, guys, I HAD NEVER EVEN MET THEM BEFORE.
I cried happy tears for, like, five days straight.
So, the couple was perfect and absolutely stunning.
Another factor that made this wedding wonderful were the guests. Both Ashlyn and Josh have worked with Chris for a few years, and so this was a group of people that I don’t get to see as often as Chris. So, being able to hang out with them was a special treat itself. Plus, there was an awesome cover band, and singing/acting out renditions of “Summer Nights” from Grease is a sure-fire crowd pleaser in my book.
If you asked Chris, he would tell you that the whiskey and cigar bar made the wedding the bestest. I tried both, but being neither a whiskey drinker nor a cigar smoker, I left that station to Chris to manage. He was up to the challenge (and then down for the count for the next 24 hours).
But my favorite part of the wedding was the Instagram scavenger hunt. If you are getting married soon, take notes. At the reception, there was a little basket of Instagram Scavenger Hunt cards. On each card was a list of things you had to take pictures of and post to Instagram with a specific hashtag.
(I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in and then another minute to squeal in decibels only dogs can hear, because that’s what I did when I first heard about it.)
I mean, is that not the MOST fun thing to do at a wedding ever????? I had a blast!
(A romantic look…)
(A silly face…)
Chris and I had so much fun celebrating Ashlyn and Josh. Marriages just make me happy. They also make me ask Chris questions like, “Why do you love me?” and “How did you feel when you saw me walking down the aisle?” on the car ride home. He LOVES this game, let me tell you…
Unfortunately for him, that game falls under the “for better or worse” part of the marriage vows. So, suck it up, Sally, and tell me about the moment you knew you wanted to marry me.