|Prepping the bag for delivery|
Shortly after the relaxing spa treatments, the craziness did indeed begin. Everyone started showing up and the fact that this was actually happening now became even more real. Instead of a rehearsal dinner we had a 30 minute run-down with the wedding party about what was happening the next day and then we went to hang out by the Little Red Shed pub with a whole bunch of guests. One of the advantages of a whole weekend deal instead of just the wedding on Saturday night is that we got more time to talk to our friends than you usually do at a wedding. The day after brunch helped with that too. However, I was nervous about how the next day would go and didn't enjoy myself a ton and just would have really rather been alone in the soaking pool. Even with not feeling particularly social it was still a nice time though. A group of our friends even showed up in their Edgefield bathrobes; they were truly getting into the spirit of the place.
Saturday morning was a quick breakfast where we barely ate (nerves again), a few times practicing dancing to our first dance song that lightened the mood immensely and took the worry out of us being able to remember any moves at all, and then off to the reception space for set-up. I was only there for an hour before I had to leave for hair and make-up but I know this was hugely stressful for Kevin. It was the fluffing and hanging of 80 tissue paper pom poms and a dozen flying lemons that really seemed to cause the kerfluffle. They were a pain in the ass but boy did they help make that place festive. He was so stressed about it that he actually had a nightmare the following night about the pom poms not being right. Thanks to the previously mentioned wonderful friends it turned out beautifully and turned this
|Kevin's awesome flying lemons!|
|Michelle creating the flying lemon place cards.|