Ok, actually, on Sunday, but this (Tuesday night) is the first time I've had the motivation or wifi access to report on the trip to PA. We had a great time, and got lots of wedding "stuff" resolved. Mom-orelli thinks that I'll change my mind on everything two more times, while The Prof put in $10 double-or-nothing for four times.
Although I felt totally overwhelmed at times during our visit, and especially when my mom took me to Babe's Broadway Bridal Boutique to try on dresses (oh yes we did,) the trip was wonderful in a way one can only appreciate in retrospect.
I've had a lot of apprehension about inviting our friends and family to my little corner of the world for our wedding, mostly because I'm scared of what people will think of rural western PA. Silly, I know, but reading about all the weddings out there, most ridiculously lavish, maybe makes a gal insecure? After a phone conversation with The Polish Princess last night, though, my perspective is somewhat corrected and I realize what 9/19/09 is really about: The Prof and I making "Murforelli" official, and celebration with those we love. When I look at everything based on that criteria, can't imagine a more appropriate place to start my life...again.
(Rental options, meeting little man Kaeden, maybe 'the' church, dresses, lanterns for in the tent, a place for our guests, my cake had 16 candles -- 2 per year and one to 'grow on.')
What makes home so sweet, three generations of Hadel women.
And despite my worst fears, I don't think our nuptial celebration will be like this photo that came up in a Google image search for "fall wedding"...or maybe we'd all have more fun at the reception if it did?!?