[MOL] Our Wedding, Sandi [00639] Medicine On Line


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[MOL] Our Wedding, Sandi



Lovely, enjoyed this story, Sandi, Jeanne
eAt 03:18 AM 1/2/99 EST, you wrote:
>Nanc,
>That was a neat story.  My wedding was pretty unique. After Steve and I had
>dated for 3 years  he told me I had to move to North Carolina and stop
>transferring with my company.  I was in construction and over the last 8
years
>have lived in over 35 states to build apartments.  So I did so we could get a
>chance to really get to know each other every day. We are big nascar fans and
>we went to the last race of the season in Atlanta, he proposed by having"
Will
>You Marry Me?" on the window of our motel room!  We went to a jeweler and had
>our rings designed the way we wanted them the next day.  When we went to pick
>them up, he got on his knees in the mall in Atlanta and again proposed.
>People were stopping and cheering!!
>
>We got married in his small country church.  Three days before the wedding
the
>pastor cancelled on us!  So I had to rush around and find a pastor. The only
>one I could find was a female pastor friend of mine.  Steve had originally
>said he did not want a woman preacher!  After the wedding service he had
to go
>to her and tell her how touched he was by her ceremony and he now thinks very
>highly of her.  The day before the wedding we remembered we had not got our
>marriage license!  They closed at 5 and we got there at 4:30.  Steve needed a
>hair cut so bad and could not get in anywhere!  So the morning of our wedding
>my sister was cutting his hair!  Thank God she did a great job.  Our flower
>girl got cold feet and we had to "borrow" a guest to fill in, which I might
>add she did a great job.  You would have never known she was a substitute.
>The guy that was doing the sound system got paged to a fire so his wife
had to
>hurry over to the church to do the music at 1. (Our wedding was at 2)
>
>My sister had to help me from the back of the church to get ourside to the
>front of the church.  We could hear the music playing and getting close to
our
>cue and we could not find the exit door.  We kept opening doors that only
lead
>to closets.  But we did make it.  Just as I started down the aisle my top
>button on my dress in the back came undone...it stayed that way the whole
>ceremony.  Not one picture out of 10 rolls of film the photographer took came
>out.  Completely black! (I told Steve I would break the camera).
>
>But on the other side of this story..it was the first time in 15 years
that my
>whole family was together in one place.  I felt so lucky.  My uncle got the
>greatest video of the wedding, including my singing.  When you watch the
video
>you can not tell that anything went hectic.  Matter of fact we had people
>comment on what a touching ceremony that we had.  I came down the aisle to
the
>song "It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.  I sang "Bridge Over
>Troubled Waters" while our mothers and my 3 boys lite the unity candles
>together.  And we had so many people in the congregation taking pictures that
>by the time they all sent us negatives we ended up with a great photo album.
>And the photos mean so much more to us because it was views from our friends.
>We suggest to all couples now to spend the extra money for those packages of
>disposable cameras and spread them out in the church and the reception for
the
>guest to take pictures and then give the cameras to a desinated person.  You
>get some great memories from them.
>
>One of the race teams donated a pig to us for the reception and we had it
>barbecued.  The reception went great.  And that is my long story. 
>Sandi
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