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Friday, October 31, 2008

What's it like to get married on Halloween?

Mr. & Mrs. Scary

10 years ago today some of the strangest things happened...

A girl dressed up as Pocahontas came to the bridal suite and I thought she was going to sing...but she was there to do my makeup.

Drag queens dressed my dad in earrings and a feather boa while they waited for the stylists to finish with my bridal party.


A woman dressed as a bride showed me around the ballroom so I could see the tables all set up.
ScaryMom and "other" Halloween bride

The cocktail hour became cocktail 2 hours because the food was great, the jazz music was soothing, and everyone was enjoying it.

My new husband twirled me around the dance floor like a pro and we nailed the dip at the end.
Dancing with the stars

My dad gave the most heartwarming, sentimental, and tear jerking toast...to my mother, "his bride of 32 years".

I did my best Tina moves on stage with the band when they sang "Proud Mary".

My husband got up and danced with the band when they played "The Way You Do the Things You Do" - Jerry Garcia style.

Masks of all kinds appeared around 11:00pm and I think people actually got up to do the Monster Mash.
A Jr. Monster

My 85 year old grandparents somehow agreed to come and enjoyed themselves. This was the last major trip of their lives.

I watched my dad do his signature dance move, "the mojo" one too many times.
Oh no, here comes the Mojo!

Really drunk trick-or-treaters hopped on the wedding busses that took the guests back to the hotel.

A life-size cut-out of Austin Powers greeted people at the morning-after brunch, "Hello Baby!"

For me, it was the greatest weekend of my life. We spent too much money on it, but we have memories and stories to last a lifetime. People are still talking....

Happy Anniversary to us Mr. Scary! I love you.
Mrs. ScaryMom

This post is dedicated to the only other man in my life, my Dad. He always loved a good party and lived his too-short life to the fullest. I miss him every day.







18 comments:

Julie Roads said...

Crying...I miss your dad too! That was a fantastic post...and so bold that you got married on Halloween!!!

Pamela Kramer said...

We almost did! We thought our families might not take it so well. Looks like you guys had fun. Love this post.

The Laqueurs said...

Oh Neen!

This post made me both laugh and cry at the same time. Laughing at Dad's mojo moves, crying at your tribute to him. This was just beautiful.

Happy anniversary! I hope you guys have a wonderful time. You deserve it.

Jeeps

Sandra Foyt said...

When I saw the title, I thought this would be another gimmicky wedding - like the couple that wore Munster Family attire.

Instead, this is so sweet and sad simultaneously. What a beautiful memory!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful story. Enjoy the day and thanks for sharing with us. :)

Anne said...

What a beautiful story. It sounds like you have amazing memories of your wedding and your dad.

Dani said...

Ooohhh.... this post gave me the tinglies all over. Happy Anniversary!

Linda (minnemom) said...

Nice story!

Deb said...

Beautiful! Happy anniversary.

Beth said...

Happy Anniversary Neen! That was beautiful and boy do I remember you dad doing the mojo! I remember him showing me the full video of the wedding and there was a lot of comical dancing - where is that tape? I remember it like it was yesterday...

daysgoby said...

Great post, and I love the pictures!

Anne Mayhew said...

What great anniversary options!! Love the post.

Debbie said...

This is such a great post. What a memorable wedding. Probably not what little girls imagine, but even better because of those memories. Thanks for linking to this post and playing along today.

Suzie said...

Sounds like a wonderful day and wonderful memories

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I'm over from Debbie's linky. I think a Halloween wedding is a great idea. My brother & SIL did the same thing - and that was the most fun I've ever had at any wedding.

Jannie said...

What a memorable wacky-fun wedding, to say the least! Wish I coulda been there!

HollyB said...

Neener,

You are making me cry. A great tribute to the men in your life! Can't believe it has been TEN years! It was one fantastic blurrrrrrrrr and Halloween made extra special! I remember everyone dancing with masks on as the evening progressed! It was great to see these pictures again. By the way, a decade later, you still look stunning in that dress!

xo,
Holly

Kat said...

Too funny! I got married on Halloween too :)