The wedding was so much fun. A lot of tears were shed, but still so amazing that we could be there. I had the big honor to be placed next to the groom at the reception. That was a huge honor, and I did not see that one coming at all.
The day of the wedding my mom and I went to the hairdresser to get our hair all done pretty. And no, no real picture of my hair from that day. I totally forgot to take a picture. That was fun - my mom and I of course don't get to very often do any mother-daughter things together. It was so nice that it was just the two of us hanging out - even if it was to get our hair done. Also, we went to my hairdresser that I used before moving to Missouri. I haven't seen her in probably 10 years - at least. So it was fun catching up with her.
When I came back, Lucas was awake. Dwayne spend the night with my brother and dad, so Lucas stayed home with my stepdad. I was wondering how he would feel, that neither his mom or dad wasn't in the house, but no big deal. All he said when I came back was "where have you been. I looked everywhere for you". Yeah, right...he was sitting and watching tv the whole time.
I got Lucas ready, and he looked so handsome in his suit. I think all three of us looked pretty good. It's not everyday you get to look so glamorous, so it was a lot of fun.The rest of the day went by so fast. The nuptials were beautiful. My brother and his wife was such a handsome couple. You could just see it in their eyes how much they love each other.
The reception was a blast. One big party and Dwayne really got to see how a Danish wedding is done.
I'm not very good at speaking in public. But being the sister of the groom, I had to do something for them. So I gave a speach along with my brothers. At least I could lean on them for support. I was really stressing about this speach for a long time. Every now and then while driving back and forth to work, I would try and think of things what to say. But it was really hard. My brother and I didn't grow up together. He stayed with my dad after our parents divorced and I with my mom. I had finally gotten my little brothers to commit to do this thing together. They are in the early twenties, so they are typical young men...do I have to say more ? ;-) The only time my brother's and I could get together to write the speach was the day before the wedding. Talk about last minute. I will truly treasure that day for years to come. The three of us met up in one of my brothers apartment, and we just had such a good time talking about good ole' days. And I think we got an excellent speach written. It truly came from our hearts, and we wanted people at the party to let them know how our brother was to us while growing up. And I think we accomplished that.
But back to the reception, I was sooo nervous about this speach. I figured I'll just drink - you know that gives you a little bit of courage, but I couldn't even drink, my stomach was in knots. Finally it was our turn, and I think we did good. I had a hard time saying a few things because of emotions, but then my brother's were good to jump in. I love them! After that speach I could finally relax and have some fun.
It was a long day, and I can't remember the last time I stayed up so late. Lucikly the reception was held at an old hotel, so we could stay the night right there. That was awesome that our bed was just down the hall. The next morning it was wonderfull to wake up and look out the window and the view was the ocean.
It was truly a beautiful wedding - thanks to my brother and his wife.
The rest of our stay in Denmark went by wayyy too fast. We had a good time with a trip to Legoland, the ocean, shopping etc. Which hopefully I'll tell a bit more about later.