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And Then They Said “I Do”

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Imagine the most stressful event of your life. Now take that, and multiply it by ten. That’s about the stress level I felt just being a bridesmaid in a wedding! I could not imagine what the bride and groom went through. Although weddings are stressful, the turnout is one of the most beautiful things in the world. On September 20, I traveled to Golden, Colorado, and was a bridesmaid in my Aunt Traci’s wedding.

When my mom told me that I was going to be in a wedding a few months ago, I was beyond ecstatic. I love weddings, just the thought of them makes me happy. The flowers, dresses, suits, tears, and laughter are all displayed in weddings. Altogether I’ve always thought weddings are a fantastic experience. Naturally, when my mother told me I was going to be a bridesmaid in my Aunt’s, of course I was beyond excited.

Step one to getting ready for the wedding was buying my dress. I had so many different choices to pick from that it took me over an hour to decide; some choices included: long, short, tight, flowy, lace, and so many kinds of dresses with ruffles. Finally, I had found the perfect dress for me after going through about seven. The dress I had chosen was long with a criss-cross neckline and a flowy bottom to it. All of the bridesmaids were allowed to pick different dresses to stand out and be unique. All of them were a wine color so we were matching in some way. I was absolutely star struck with it and so happy with my decision.

After the dress was picked out, I also had to buy heels and a headpiece. They were definitely not as hard of a choice as the dress but I still put thought into it. Once my whole outfit for the wedding was secure, all we had to do was wait 4 months. During those four months, my Aunt had so many complications with the wedding. One of them was that she did not have someone to marry her and her fiance. Luckily, my sister, Rita Bashore, is ordained so she offered to marry them. They were so excited when they found out she could and said yes to her right away.

On September 20th, I was off for Golden Colorado. My sister and I took our first plane trip together by ourselves. The car ride up to the airport was full of loud singing and laughter. This part of the trip was very enjoyable, and brought us closer together. Traveling alone is a little nerve wracking because you have to do so many things. What we had to do includes going to baggage and giving them our luggage, going through security, finding the gate, and being on time. For such a stressful experience, my sister and I handled it very well and we had so much fun too. We did everything we need to do on time and even had some spare time to sit down and eat at an airport restaurant. Once we got to Colorado, my aunt came and picked us up. As I looked around at my view, it was so much different than Indiana. Everything was brown, there were barely any trees, and I could see mountains from miles away. Indiana is mainly flat lands, green grass, corn, and trees. I thought the differences between Colorado and Indiana were so mind boggling. Once we got to her house, we settled in and got cozy. The wedding wasn’t until Saturday, and we arrived on a Thursday, so we had a few days to finish up last minute planning.

At last, the wedding day had finally arrived. I experienced the most hectic and stressful event of my life. First, all the bridesmaids had to get ready in a separate room along with the bride. Then we had to go to the place where the wedding was held and take pictures for two hours. My feet were killing me by the end of that. Finally, the main event began. All of the bridesmaids and groomsmen lined up and walked down the aisle. I had to go first and I was so afraid I was gonna trip! The aisle was grass and it was going down a hill. The ground was so lumpy and bumpy I hoped I wouldn’t fall. Luckily, I didn’t and when I turned around to face the front, I saw my Aunt Traci walking down the aisle looking so beautiful in her whole outfit. Many tears were shed during this wedding ceremony and laughs too. The biggest reason why people laughed was because a little baby that had gone down the aisle with his dad, who was a groomsman, was making funny noises into the mic while the bride and groom were reading their vows. It turned a beautifully sad moment into a happy moment.

Once the ceremony concluded, the reception soon followed. The reception was full of dancing and smiles. The reception was probably my favorite part of the night and I had so much fun that night that I never wanted to leave. It was full of laughs, food, and good music. I gave a toast to my aunt and I’ve never been so shaky in front of people. Everyone’s eyes were on me and I got nervous because of that. All in all everyone had a good time and everyone went home with smiles on their faces. I am so happy for my aunt and finding her soulmate and to have had one of the most beautiful weddings ever.

Traci and Damian

Weddings are an amazing experience. Whether you are in one or going to one, you will have a blast. The air is filled with so many good vibes and happiness that I don’t think anyone could be upset. Although being in a wedding is also stressful, I do not regret doing it. I cannot wait for my next trip to Colorado and for my next wedding experience.

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8 Responses to “And Then They Said “I Do””

  1. McKayla Thompson on October 9th, 2018 12:23 pm

    Great article Clara! Weddings are so exciting, and they display so many emotions in just one day. I loved how you described picking out your dress; the detail really adds to the story. My cousin is getting married next year! I’m glad you had a great time, and keep up the good writing.

  2. Bella Panmei on October 11th, 2018 11:28 am

    Wow! This article was awesome!! I love the descriptions you used and the dress options. I bet you had tons of fun and I’m glad you had such a blast. Great writing Clara!

  3. Josie Woolever on October 11th, 2018 11:31 am

    Great article! I absolutely love weddings! I love how you went through the process of the wedding and everything that had to be done. I have two weddings coming up this spring that I’m excited to attend as well.

  4. Ashli Key on October 20th, 2018 9:28 am

    This article was amazing! You described everything you had to do in a perfect way. It sounds like the wedding was a blast and everyone enjoyed it. I’m glad you have a wonderful time & safe travel for the next road trip to Colorado!

  5. Katelyn Schreckenghaust on October 22nd, 2018 8:17 am

    I liked how you described the exciting but stressful process that led up to the wedding day. I agree that weddings are a great experience for not only everyone involved but also everyone who attends the wedding. It sounds like you had a lot of fun. Great article!

  6. Lauren Hileman on October 22nd, 2018 11:13 pm

    Nicely put Clara. I love weddings as well. i can’t imagine the stress for things like this. The way you described how the time was spent and what needed to happen in order for things to be put together was well directed as well. Good job!

  7. Hannah Plauschin on October 23rd, 2018 10:28 am

    Great article Clara! This story is written beautifully and allowed me to connect with what you were saying. I am so glad you had such an amazing time and fun experience! The bride and groom look very happy together, and the wedding sounds like it was beautiful. Good job!

  8. Katy Howell on November 29th, 2018 1:29 pm

    Great article Clara! I also think wedding are an amazing thing full of laughter and smiles. When my mom and my step-dad got married I was also ecstatic. I can relate to this article and find it very interesting. I think you did a great job!

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