After 9 and a half years my brother finally married his high school sweetheart Heather on Saturday. It's about fucking time! These fools did everything backwards. First, they got a mortgage. Next, they decided to get married. Afterwards, my brother bought her an engagement ring. WTF?
Anyways, enough about that. These two did their wedding right: 300+ guests, SUV limousines, mad crazy appetizer bar, and of course, open bar!
The wedding weekend started on Thursday night, with the rehearsal. Our priest may be a man of God, but he doesn't have much in the way of patience, flexibility, or manners. At one point, Heather asked if she could change the order of the procession. The priest replies, "why don't I just get out, and you can do this?" (talking about running the rehearsal). Oy!
On Friday, I spent the night at my brother's place. This guy still didn't have his placeholders ready, or his giveaways, or his photography list, and I caught him calling the limo driver, negotiating the schedule. Horrible. I thought I came by to have a good time before the big day. Wrong - I got to get some work done. Around midnight or 1AM we were finally done. We celebrated with a pair of games of Texas Hold 'Em.
Saturday morning, my brother's friends/photography afficianados Brian and Carlo came by to take pictures of the groomsmen. We had a lot of fun shots, and hopefully they'll post them online soon.
What I really remember about my brother's wedding was seeing all of the family together in the same room. My cousin Kris from Texas. My cousins Ling and B.A. from Minnesota. All the Torrenos and all the Galvans. It was kinda like my wedding, except with none of the stress! I wish I mingled more, because I had a lot of catching up to do between all the cousins that I haven't seen in a long time, and old friends from high school that I haven't seen since ... uh, high school. The only problem was that I was drunk after only 30 minutes at the reception. "I'm drunk!"
So, here's to my brother and my new sister-in-law. and Vince, aka "drunk #2!". and Jojo, who kept asking me to take my shirt off. and everyone giving props like Damon Jones and LeBron James. and Bailey's, Napoleon Brandy, Sambuca, and Rye + Ginger.
C'mon wedding pact, we need one of y'all to get married! More weddings!