It has been almost 14 years since I married my best friend, and last night while we watched Mary Catherine Layman and Patrick Armeen exchange vows on the lawn of the FABULOUS Dunes Club, I was reminded of our wedding day...
As I walked down the aisle in a complete haze, wondering why the aisle of Our Lady Star of the Sea was SO LONG, I gazed at Craig and saw the tears welling up in his eyes...
He cried like a baby through the whole ceremony, and I thought I would be the one to lose it. But then it happened. As I tried so hard not to cry, I began to giggle...Then I giggled harder, and couldn't stop!
And there is was...MY wedding day moment...The amazing man I was about to marry was emotional and teary eyed, and me standing there in front of all of our friends and family with a case of the uncontrollable giggles!
So why tell you all of this?
Last night, my favorite moment presented itself in much the same way...
As Mary Catherine appeared with her father at the top of the steps of the Dunes Club and floated across the lawn, Patrick's eyes welled up with tears.
Then, during the vows, the preacher repeated TWICE the line that Mary Catherine was supposed to recite, and when she finally broke her gaze on Patrick and realized it was HER turn to speak, she got the giggles!
Thanks, MC and Patrick for having us there as you start your life together and for reminding me how Craig and I started ours!