Well, we are at the end of our awesome vacation. You’re probably not as sad as I was.
On our last day, Paul had plenty to do with the wedding folk, so I actually took some alone time. After dropping him off the The Mansion – yes, fancy – I took a little drive over the bridge into South Carolina. Just cuz. I had never been there before, so now I have. I saw so much at the border – a fireworks store and a gentleman’s club. I didn’t go inside either one.
Then I drove back to Savannah and visited a few of the squares, the cathedral, and last, but certainly not least, Bonaventure Cemetery. Holy cow, that place was amazing. Breathtaking. A cemetery on the edge of a river, obviously covered in moss (!!) and huge, quiet, awesome. I felt like I could walk around there for days. Or at least until I got attacked by a biting fly. Which actually happened. And I looked like a psycho by myself trying to run from a fly.
But before that ridiculousness, I actually had a moment – got a little bit sad, being surrounded by death and stories of those who have passed on, I couldn’t help but think about the loss in my own life. And what things will be like when I die. My mind wondered to Stevie and how differently things could have turned out. How lucky we are. It made me feel uneasy and comforted all at once.
Once that fly chased me out of the cemetery, it was time to get ready for the big wedding! I barely made the ceremony because I was one of the suckers using an iPhone and getting lost. But I made it. I cried a little bit. I smiled a lot. I couldn’t stop looking at my sexy husband in his tux. The vows were short and so very sweet. Baby’s breath and pink were the winners of the day.
Then we were off to the reception to eat and party it up. We. Had. So. Much. Fun. Dangit. It was the best to have so many of our friends together. Joy filled up the room. The champagne was flowing like wine. The dance floor was ridiculous. We are a bunch of idiots who find ourselves hilarious. Or maybe I should just speak for myself. My cheeks hurt from laughing and smiling so hard the whole day. We were young again. And I relished in every moment.
Congratulations to Graham and Susannah! Cheers to many years of love and laughter! Thanks for having an awesome wedding! xoxo