30 May 2009

Here at last

I woke this morning at 5:00 AM, to the to sound of cuckoo chatter and dazzling sunlight. It is an unseasonably gorgeous, English morning in Barford, I should be sleeping for a few hours more, at least. I will hate myself later for not doing so later.

I want to savour this day, relish this moment, breathe it in and consume it. The very practical part of me, however, has far too much to ponder and fret about: how on earth will we orchestrate the up and down (kneeling) of the Anglican service with the dress. Will the congregation hear a big SNAP! as my strappy-things pop from the DEB carefully hoisting me from the ground?

(Yes, I have very beautiful strappy things on the dress now, not in an attempt to hide or cover my arms, just an elegant alteration. The strappy things are detachable -- for the dance party later!! -- but as such are the source of my terror.)

So, I am gleeful, but panicked. Wish I could be more gleeful. :(
Just sent the DEB a message about the lifting maneuver, and I have worked out some physical resistance moves I can do to assist in keeping the dress in one piece.

I think, as much I am overwhelmed and over-awed by the significance of this moment, I am, at least for the time being most staggered by the theatrical nature of day. I feel my theatre director instinct kicking in, and find myself dwelling on mechanics. I do hope that this will subside and I will just relax and enjoy this day as it happens.

Suddenly, I feel the urge to sleep again. Perhaps I should try?...

9 comments:

Victoria Plum said...

Have a wonderful day!!!!!!

Corie said...

I am sooooo excited for you! Best of luck and lots of happy thoughts being sent your way. I'm sure you'll look wonderful in the dress. Can't wait to hear all about your big day! Yay for you!!!

Alison said...

Found your blog this week and read through the entire archives--SO Happy for you on your wedding day!!

Random Thoughts said...

Yeah... It's your day! Congratulations!

Michelloui said...

Congratulations! You must be on honeymoon and soaking uo the bliss right now! Looking forward to the news about how it all went!!

ween52 said...

congratulations! hope it all went well

Vicky said...

Congratulations! And what lovely weather you had too!

GothGirl said...

Hey Lady,

I know you are on your Honeymoon and all, but how do I connect my blog to BlogHer?

The wedding pics are GORGEOUS by the way...=)

Thanks,
-Rebecca

Random Thoughts said...

Can't wait to hear all about the big day. And maybe see a photo of the strappy things.