I know, I know, I’ve been missing in action. *sigh* Life in the Pierce house has been a little out of control. This is the first week in the last couple of months I didn’t manage to pre-load my posts. Shame on me.

Anyway, here’s part of what’s been happening. MY DAUGHTER, BEAUTIFUL GIRL, GOT MARRIED! I know, right? *sniff sniff*

Mr. Nina and I were realizing it was just a year ago this month that our future son-in-law, Lover Boy, asked Mr. Nina for our daughter’s hand in marriage. They were on the golf course doing the “guy” thing where it all began.

Fast forward to a year later. My daughter (and her fiance) was a crazy-woman doing all kinds of crafty things for her wedding. They made all of their wedding invitations. She created gorgeous table numbers with baby photos of the two of them. She made all the place cards. She made a “card cake” for the gift table. She made allllll kinds of things. But the day before the wedding (when her mother assumed everything was finished) she hadn’t done the BIG things. Oh, like pick up all the flowers for the wedding. Find her wedding rings … yeah in the craft/laundry/dishes mess that had become her livingroom floor over the past two weeks. Create the soundtrack of music that would be played at her wedding. Pack for the wedding weekend … just to name a few things she hadn’t done THE DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING, ONE HOUR BEFORE REHEARSAL!

So two days before the wedding when her future mother-in-law took several family members and my daughter to a spa for mani’s and pedi’s, we thought it would be relaxing. Only, the nails Beautiful Girl had been nurturing for a month (for the “ring” picture) got cut off by the manicurist! Cut off! Which meant a quick trip to the salon the next morning for nail tips. And THEN I found out everything that still needed to be done.

The laundry list of stories that will be retold in the Pierce house is long. (Because we never do anything easy.) But include:

– Beautiful Girl 30 min late for her own rehearsal
– Sex toy party thrown by her bridesmaids in her wedding suite
– Forgotten wedding veil that required a 40 minute road trip at 1 am
– A light mist that turned into a full blown rain 20 minutes before ceremony
– Makeup person doing funky things on bridesmaids that needed to be remedied
– Beautiful Girl plugging her ears singing “la la la la … I can’t hear you” as they’re doing her hair (because she was done making decisions)
– Moving the wedding indoors and starting 30 min late

All of which ended with a beautiful, heartwrenching ceremony that had everyone in tears. A fun reception. And a couple of kids who couldn’t be happier. Crazy, wonderful times. (And I’m glad we survived. LOL!)

 

Where it was supposed to be

Where it actually was

The Pierce Family


THE HAPPY COUPLE
(Photo by KATE BAKER PHOTOGRAPHY)

21 Responses to A Growing Love

  • Aw, congratulations to your daughter and her new husband, Nina! Beautiful pictures!

  • There has to be a book here! Glad it went off well despite the confusion. Much happiness wished for the happy couple!

  • A Pierce wedding couldn’t go off without tons of complications. Kudos to you and the couple for surviving. thanks for sharing the photos. The bride is indeed Beautiful Girl. Great pictures.
    And what’s a wedding without funny stories about the happy event?

    • Susan – ROFLOL … it is soooo true. We kept saying the same thing everytime something went wrong … it’s just us. And the two of them were just glowing (and I’m biased, but yes, she made a beautiful bride!)

  • Awwwwww! I can’t believe you’ve had time to do anything! Congrats! What a beautiful family and what a happy day!

  • Talk about torturing your hero and heroine – real life though they be – definitely fodder for future stories. Congrats to you, Nina, and all the Pierces, especially to BEAUTIFUL GIRL!!!! Fun to see the photos. Glad you’re back on blog!

    • Deb – I know, right? I’m going to have to write these down so they can be used in a story. Though chances are people wouldn’t believe all of that could go so wrong. LOL!

  • Congratulations to the bride and groom and a huge congratulations to you and Mr. Nina. A wedding, just isn’t a wedding unless there is chaos and catastrophe happening behind the scenes. It makes for the best family stories and the next couple trying to top it. Now you can relax with a bottle of wine or 2.

    • Donna – LOL! You’re absolutely right. We haven’t been able to share all the craziness with family. But yeah, it was insane! Beautiful, but insane!

  • Lovely! You have to have good stories to bring up years from now!

  • Oh, WOW! I second what everyone else has said. I’m willing to bet it wasn’t as funny when it happened as it is now. 🙂

    They’re a beautiful couple. Congratulations to all of you!

    • Evie – Mostly I just shook my head and laughed. But it’s even funnier now that everyone’s survived.

      They’re great together. We’re so lucky to have added such a wonderful young man join our family. We feel really blessed.

  • First, congrats to your family. Now I really see a romantic comedy here. I might have to write. 😉 Oh wait, do I have your permission?

    • LOL! I’m trying to figure out how I’d turn these adventures into a story. But I think I mentioned that readers just might not believe all the craziness could actually happen.

  • Oh Nina, what a wonderful day! I wish your daughter and Lover Boy all the happiness in the world 🙂

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