So this past weekend my cousin Amber got married to her fiancé Roy. They have been together since they have been juniors and seniors in high school; which is 9 years total now. They have two beautiful little girls together named Gabriella and Audriana. Gabi is 8 years old and Audrey is 1.5 years old. I think it’s safe to say this wedding has been a long time coming.
The bridesmaids wore a very pretty blue colored dress. They all had different colored high heals that matched their flower bouquet. The groomsmen all wore black tuxes. The wedding took place outside. It was almost a perfect time to have a wedding outside because the weather cooperated so well. They were married at a place called “Camp Kenwood” in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. It on the lake and simply gorgeous.
Before the wedding started my uncle, the brides father, topped a keg. All the guest and some of the wedding party started to drink before the ceremony. I have to be honest, this is the first wedding that I have ever been to that the guests start drinking before the wedding. Just about everyone that could drink was drinking. Not one person went empty handed. There was a big truck with 5 tabs, 4 were keg beer and 1 was root beer for the kids.
About 5 minutes before the ceremony my sister, boyfriend, and I go find a place to sit. My parents have to go back by the bridal party and walk down as part of the wedding because they are my cousin Amber’s God Parents. This was kind of strange to me as well, I have never heard of God Parents walking down as part of the wedding before. Anyways so as my sister, boyfriend and I are waiting for the wedding to start we are talking about how many empty chairs there were. As the wedding starts and everyone begins to walk down the isle, we look around and see half the guests standing around drinking beer. Most of the guests stood around the ceremony instead of taking a seat. Well you might be a redneck if…you stand for an entire wedding ceremony and drink beer.
After the ceremony there were lots and lots of pictures. I got pictures with a lot of my family members. Everyone, of course, continued to drink. There was a 2 hour social period before supper was served. I was able to catch up with my mothers aunts, my uncles, my cousins, and so many more people. About 1/2 hour before supper my cousin Amber, the bride, set up “beer pong”. Her and her husband played against their maid-of-honor and best man. In the mean time, my boyfriend and I played against my cousin Hailea and her boyfriend Brandon. Everyone was feeling pretty good by the time supper rolled around.
Seasoned bone-in-chicken, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and cheesy potatoes were served for supper. Let me tell ya, it really hit the spot. Best wedding meal I think I have ever eaten. That’s my kind of meal. During supper, people came around and put two bottles of wine on each table. I decided not to drink any wine yet, I would wait until later. There was another 2 hour waiting period until the wedding dance was to start. So we walked around, talked to people, and of course drank. We admired all the pretty table and outside decorations that were all ideas taken from Pinterest. My cousin made all the decorations herself.
The dance finally started. They did the introducing of the bridal party, father-bride dance, mother-groom dance, and the dollar dance. They then played some weird polka music. My boyfriend was to embarrassed to dance polka with me so we sat out during these types of songs. Later they brought out some kareoke which my cousin Hailea, sister Andrea, and I kicked off by singing “Call Me Maybe”. We totally rocked it. By this time my cousin Amber, the bride, brought me a whole bottle of wine she ordered me and my sister to drink. I guess I couldn’t disappoint her. However, we did play pass the wine around because there was no way my sister and I were going to drink that whole bottle alone. Can you say hello headache?
At about 11pm they brought out the nacho bar. This was great. My boyfriend loaded up his plate with chips, cheese, ground hamburger, jalapeños, and salsa. He shared with me because he is a nice guy and by this point I probably needed some food. He is always looking out for me, that’s something I love about him. All I know is when I get married, I think I want a nacho bar too. This was a complete hit. After taking a little snack break it was back out on the dance floor. By midnight it was time to head back to my grandparents house, which is where we stayed that whole weekend. My mom kept saying that she just wanted to stay and dance. She didn’t want to leave but I finally got her to the car. My dad drove us back, mom was sleeping in the front seat before we even left, and my sister, boyfriend and I were squished in the back seat hoping for a quick ride back.