Celebrating with Laughter and Reflection.
We celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary yesterday and as I often do, I got out the “old” wedding album to find a picture to post for my husband. I had a good giggle as I thumbed through the pages. Not only did I remember some of the funny moments but also reflected back on some of the “behind the scenes” things going on that day!
The Behind The Scenes Stories
One of my favorite pages in the album had 3 photos on it. Without any documentation, one might just see three nice photos (Photo number 1).
However, I’ve always seen it as my sister-in-law (seen clearly in the photo near the aisle) watching Dave (my husband) watching ME come down the aisle towards him. (Picture number 2).
But all these years later, I saw it and thought, “What if Kimberly was actually looking at her HUSBAND standing up there!?” (Picture number 3). That would change my story completely, but definitely possible and still fun!
Then there’s the cake picture. It’s funny because I’m putting frosting on Dave’s nose. But the back story on this picture is that Dave was not ALLOWED to put cake in MY face. Why? Because my mom had threatened him! He didn’t want to be in trouble with his new mother-in-law, so he behaved himself.
Finally, there’s the picture of my brother dancing with my “Grama”. It’s a sweet moment and one that completely made her day. She loved to dance.
The behind the scenes story is that Grama arrived in a mood and was convinced nobody wanted her there. After we convinced her that of COURSE, we wanted her there, she allowed herself to enjoy the day.
Grama was known for her red hair and was proud that the color was “just like” it had looked when she was young. (Smiles).
We had many great moments that day! But it’s fun to remember the not so obvious “stuff” as well!
Tell me something about YOUR wedding day… or another event if you choose. Do you have a funny story or did you perhaps discover an UNEXPECTED surprise guest? Please share. Good stories are the BEST!
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