|(Thanks to Arleen at Starting Over, Accepting Changes-Maybe)|
I think I'll be okay if I don't look at the pounding waves. Between the heat, and the strong winds blowing the sand in my face, I hope I'll be able to get through the ceremony. I wish I could remember which groomsman I hooked up with last night after the rehearsal dinner. In the light of day, they all look like Darwin's homo sapien chart during different stages of evolution. Not one of them has even reached the erectus stage yet. Posture people. How could I have been that drunk? Great now sand has blown in my mouth, and I'm not exactly in a position to get rid of it. I can feel my hair frizzing up, and the middle groomsman is winking at me. Oh no that's Kevin's cousin Ted or is it Ned or Ed? Isn't he engaged to Nancy? Oh good she's smiling. Nancy was always clueless, but what if what's-his-name tells Kevin? He would never understand. He's so conservative, but he's smart and dependable, and he laughs at all of my jokes. I really love him, of course I do! Why can't we just fast forward to that part? Relax, no one would ever believe Ned or Ed anyway. If I could just get through this, I promise to be a better person. Breathe deeply it's almost over. Now my spray tan is running down my dress. I knew I shouldn't have worn white. Maybe no one will notice. Why is the judge speaking in slow motion? Yes, it's official! Finally, we can cool off under the tent! I couldn't be happier! We'll dance the night away under the stars. After all, we are in paradise. Great now Nancy and what's- his- name are coming toward me, and something's not right. Whew, they were just in a hurry to get to the bar. I always knew weddings were stressful, but I never imagined all of the sacrifices that I'd have to make as mother of the bride.
Spirited Delores at thefeatherednest
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I love the inner dialogue of this piece! That's a great photo...I might just need to write somethingReplyDelete
Yep, that's me..low on rules..hey!! wait a minute, that doesn't sound very good.ReplyDelete
Great story. You had me going right to the end thinking the bride was a, well anyway, you had me going.
Mother of the bride! That was really good.ReplyDelete
this was funny. you had me thinking maybe it was the bride herself. sorry for the lower caps. got a baby in the other hand.ReplyDelete
Amazing how many people run for the bar as soon as the wedding is over. Food too. We had awesome DJs at our wedding and they kept the party rolling for a few hours.ReplyDelete
haha that was an interesting spin on it, expected it to be the bride, not the mother.ReplyDelete
Here's to the mom who made it through, sober or not!ReplyDelete
Being a mother of the bride is a lot more difficult than it looks. Thanks for the chuckle.ReplyDelete
i have done a few weddings and even tried to start a wedding business--i cannot wait for my daughter's wedding--she and i have been planning it since she was a little girl--call me crazy---glad everything went well!ReplyDelete
Methinks that the mother of the bride had far more fun than her daughter? hehe!ReplyDelete
I love this Julie it really is wonderful, this mother of the bride really is part snark isn't she?ReplyDelete
I love Stephens' comment! In my family they're at the bar before!
This is wonderful and a pleasure to read. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Heather - You should join in, and there are other photos too! Thanks Heather!ReplyDelete
Delores - I didn't mean to imply that you had the same standards as this fictional character. I just like how you set up the Monday PhotoPrompt, so that you could participate whenever you want. I also like that while you're slaving away on all of the PhotoPrompts, I could choose the one that speaks to me. After all that, I went ahead and changed that line. Thanks again Delores, and that'll teach me to write at 4am!
Arleen - Thanks for the wonderful PhotoPrompt, the kind words, and the follow! I really appreciate it!
Shelly - I am so impressed that you could still type perfectly with a baby in the other hand! Thanks Shelly!
Stephen - People really do work up a hunger and thirst at weddings! Your wedding sounds like it was a lot of fun! Thanks Stephen!
Pat - Glad you were surprised! Thanks Pat!
Lee - That's right, at least she made it! Thanks Lee!
Yvonne - I remember my mom was more nervous than I was at our wedding! Thanks Yvonne!
Lynn - It must've been interesting when you were involved in planning weddings! Since you already have the experience, you will be a huge help to your daughter, as my mom was for me! Thanks Lynn!
Michelle - I think that she was the original "cougar!" Thanks Michelle!
Jen - She definitely is "part snark!" Stephen's comment was funny! At least your family shows up on time! Thanks Jen!
Aw shoot....I liked that someone thought I could run hard and fast with the rules.Delete
Delores, Maybe you and Susan could dress up like Thelma and Louise for the next PhotoPrompt, so I could write about your "hard and fast" lifestyle! We have to think of a happier ending though!Delete
At first I didn't realize it was a prompt and wondered what on earth you've been doing lately! Means it was really effective.ReplyDelete
You probably thought I was headed straight to the loony bin! Thanks for not giving up on me Alex! JulieDelete
Julie~ I absolutely love this one. When I found out she was the mom I went back and read the whole thing again! Fantastic! One of your best best have to say. Beautifully written. Love lou xoReplyDelete
We were invited to a destination wedding last summer in Punta Cana. The ceremony was supposed to be on the beach. But, I think we all spent a little too much time at the swim-up pool bar. Or it may have had something to do with that frikkin' thunderstorm. Which made us get out of the water.ReplyDelete
At the swim-up pool bar.
It still was a fantastic time.
And not just because of the swim-up pool bar.
Some of them didn't have pools.
Mother of the bride! Perfect :)ReplyDelete
Laura - Thanks for going to all of the trouble of reading it twice! You are too kind!ReplyDelete
Al - That sounds like quite a wedding! The swim-up pool bars are the best! Hope you didn't get hurt at the other ones! Thanks Al!
ha ha - that must have been some wedding. They do bring out memories don't they - sometimes good and sometimes not.ReplyDelete
I've never been to a beach wedding.ReplyDelete
I can definitely relate to the hangover bit! :) Love beach weddings - great piece.ReplyDelete
And I can definitely relate to the "none of them reached the erectus stage" bit. This was great, Julie, lots of fun. I was sure it was the bride's voice. You're truly gifted with the element of surprise.ReplyDelete
The last line is perfect!ReplyDelete
Oh, that was a sly one.ReplyDelete
Tossing It Out
Mary - So true about weddings! Thanks Mary!ReplyDelete
Lass - Neither have I, but I bet they would be fun!
Talli - Hopefully, I'll get to attend one sometime! I would love to hear some of your remedies! Thanks Talli!
Robyn - I know that you would prefer a more "evolved" man! Thanks so much Robyn!
Lee - Thanks for taking the time to read two stories in one sitting! Julie
Too funny! Loved the last line when I finally learned that you were the mother of the bride.ReplyDelete
Thanks Susan, and I really enjoyed reading all of your PhotoPrompts! JulieDelete
HAH!!!! And I was thinking what a TRAMP!!!ReplyDelete
And it was the mom all along :) Great, great twist....
LOVED it :)
How funny! You had me wondering to begin and but the last line was perfect.ReplyDelete
We do have some embarrassing moments, us mums.
Thanks Mark, and I'm glad you enjoyed the ending!ReplyDelete
Jenni - I don't know any moms who would do anything that embarrassing, but anything's possible! Thanks Jenni!
LOL LOL I definitely didn't see the ending coming, what a bad girl that mom was. :D Loved the spray tan running down her legs haha.ReplyDelete
It's amazing you were able to craft such a fun story just from this one picture, great job!
Too funny! Great job!ReplyDelete
Hey, the booze is the best part!ReplyDelete
Julie - Oh it's good to be bad even if it's only make believe! Thanks Julie!ReplyDelete
Nancy - Especially if you can combine it with dessert!
What a great twist! I love it!ReplyDelete