It's the morning of the wedding, the weather is looking promising, and I'm waiting with my mother for the florist to deliver the bouquets. All the jobs are ticked off on my to do list, and we're looking forward to a fantastic day. I can't wait to see New Man in the church, and am so excited that we're going to have this great celebration with so many of the people we love.
We have a few little 'extra' touches planned. We have 24 countries represented among the guests (nationalities or places they have travelled from), so we have a display of the 24 flags of those countries at the entrance to the ballroom where we're having the reception.
My matron of honour celebrated her 40th birthday yesterday, so we've got a cake for her which will be presented during the speeches.
My niece is making her First Communion during the nuptial Mass, and we've got a lovely cake and a little present table for her at the reception.
There are all sorts of other little details, and I can't wait to show everyone the things I've been planning.
Tomorrow we're meeting any of the guests who are still around for lunch, then we're off to Hawaii for 8 nights. It's a long journey home, so we're breaking it for 2 or 3 nights in Chicago on the way home.
See you in a couple of weeks...