Seventeen years ago today, I got ready for my wedding along with my best friend, another lifelong friend, my cousin, my sister, new sister-in-law-to-be and my husband's very dear friend from acting school - Andrea. She got to hang with both groups of the wedding party - the ones getting a French twist, which my mom did up (she was a hair dresser, once upon a time) and the ones getting dressed in tuxedoes.
My best friend Connie and my cousin Julianne flank Andrea and her completed French twist.
My cousin and my sister use hot rollers to give their hair more body before going up in the twist.
My mom gives my sister Michelle her 'do.
Doesn't Andrea look fabulous? She stood up for Brad as his 'best man', which we renamed as 'attendant of honour.'
That's Dave, our old roommate, one of Brad's groomsmen and the MC for the reception.
The wedding party assembles at the church.
My best friend - and matron of honour - hands out the bouquets.
I stand at the threshhold of my new life with my dad's hand embracing mine.
The exchange of rings.
Our hands joined in marriage. New beginnings still seem fresh to Brad and me all these years later.
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Robin says I don't have any photos of people getting ready for our wedding, just the traditional album.
Bim says The photos are fab.
Michelle Johnson says What tender memories you've shared.