I suppose it hasn’t really hit me until just recently that my son is getting married. It still seems strangely odd that I am actually going to go through all the motions of preparing for his big day with his lovely Juanita. Throughout the past 5 months I have been saying “after the New Year” and remember my previous post about being the Great Procrastinator, well it is true. I always wrap my head around something and then I am all over it. SO I think the all-over response just clicked in. I have been thinking about the rehearsal party that I would like to have in Lake Tahoe because it’s on many of my sibling’s bucket list to visit, and the planning responsibilities that will entail as it will be long distance. My goal is to make this a special water day of sorts so I have been weighing the idea of boat rentals and a beach picnic of some kind SO for any of you that know what is called Inverness Village, HELP.
I also managed to find musicians for the ceremony (which is being held in Reno NV) because my family is very musical. My son was like, ” I want some guitar or something new age”, but this is something, actually the only thing I won’t budge on, in honor of my parents that brought music into our lives. It’s funny, when I was married some 30+ years ago, my husband came from a family of printers and while I was picking out the most beautiful invitations, my Mother-In-Law-to-be said she would only accept us using engraved invitations and honestly, I understand now. SO for my parents, I found a wonderful string quartet. Although I am staying out of most of the wedding planning because I am just the MOG, at least I have input to the music which, if the Hyland’s know anything, it’s music. My brother will sing “Our Father” as a tribute to my mom, a wonderful lyrical soprano who trained not only at USC but with some of the best vocal teachers in and around New York. It is going to kill us siblings, but for us, a wedding or funeral isn’t the same unless we hear it. And for my father, who was such a fantastic influence in all of our musical backgrounds, I have already corresponded with and can’t wait to hear TheStringBeings.com. For the rest of preparations, it’s okay if I don’t get a say…. after all, this is something that Juanita and her mom have dreamed about her whole life I am sure. What is nice however is that she is a wonderful daughter-in-law to be and Jim and I couldn’t imagine better.
For the rest, well, as I start to work on the children’s wear sketches for the wedding, I will bring my ideas to them on paper. I also said there was no limit to the number of kids in or around the wedding (cousin dressing and so forth) but I just need to know the colors. ANYHOW – I am working on some ideas and surprises for them both. In the meantime….
I thought this a great idea for my son’s wedding. We still haven’t designed the flower girl dresses or suits for the wedding, but they are going to be SUPER special, but I thought that we may use this idea for my nieces, should we coax the little darlings into making their first flower girl appearance.