Ah yes . . . beautiful Southern California. Just north of San Diego, La Jolla Village set the scene for the beach side (!), rooftop (!), sunset (!), bilingual (!) nuptials of Carolyn and Antonio.
A couple couple facts: 1) He's from Spain and she's a California girl, but the two met in Washington DC, where they both live and work. 2) Upon being introduced to Carolyn, Antonio accidentally spilled hot coffee all over himself. Pretty endearing, right? 3) I won't go into details, but if it weren't for the Swine Flu epidemic, the paths of these two lovelies might never have crossed.
Rehearsal Bouquet by Dress of the Month Club.
In exciting DotMC news, June's peacock-inspired dress
made her debut to rave reviews. The dress was not only perfect for a little aisle-sachaying, but also great on the dance floor. FYI: this dress loves to move to "The Safety Dance". (But not so much "Macarena".) Oh, and in case you were wondering, this dress is way too mature for flirty bartenders. I mean, do I look like a vodka/white cranberry kind of girl?
Alas, there is a darker side to June Dress. We ask that you turn your attention to Exhibit A. What we have a zipper that is open, yet the pull is stuck at the top. We also have some crazy black threads.
But what does it mean? Well, picture this: Just as I am about to help the bride get dressed and participate in the accompanying photo op, the zipper of my dress splits open and can't be fixed because the pull is inexplicably stuck. So, instead of helping I got to hang out in the bathroom while a very pregnant wedding planner and the mother-of -the bride used what was available (black thread) to sew me into my dress.
Faulty zipper!? Oh the irony! This was, I am sorry to admit, a Dress of the Month Club fail. [ sad trumpet ] Next time I make a dress for an important event, I am going to wear it to do housework a few times. Just as a trial run.
I am thankful for a few things, though. First, that the zipper gave before the wedding started. And second, that Carolyn is such an easy going person (even on her wedding day) and didn't seem to mind that I was causing a whole mess of drama.
Also, I am thankful to Carolyn and Antonio for including me in their big day. They are very special and wonderful people who will, I have no doubts, enjoy a while lifetime of laughter.
Felicitaciones por u dia de la boda!