16 November 2009

I can't believe my wedding was the best night of my life

Years ago while working as an events manager, I watched a bride mop up puddles of beer and salsa after all her wedding guests had left. A princess tiara sparkled over her brow while the train of her gown dragged through the muck.

Any girlish dreams I had about weddings died that day.

So imagine my surprise as I sit here, scanning these pictures over and over again only to realize that our wedding was the best night of my life. Really and truly. And I never ever expected that. Not even when we booked my favorite restaurant for the reception. Not even when people from all over America told us they'd be there, including what seemed like half of every ward Cameron and I have ever lived in (o, how we love you all!). Not even when my mom said I could end the agony of dress shopping and just have the H-ing thing made. And somehow not even when Cameron asked, mere hours after a shockingly unexpected proposal of marriage, if I thought we could book live band karaoke for the reception.

Not even then.

(My favorites are the ones where everyone looks really stupid. I want to wallpaper my apartment walls with them.)

When it was over, we could hear "o-lay-o-lay-o-lay-o-lay" drifting into the cool distance as Cameron and I drove away from a teeming crowd of maniacs who happened to be our best friends, and I have absolutely never in my whole life been happier than in that moment.

47 comments:

Renee said...

Those pictures don't lie!! I'm so glad to be reminded of what a kick-A party that was! And you're right...the ones where everyone looks stupid are my favorite. I especially love the ones where everyone's mouths are open as wide as they could possibly go and they are clearly singing with every fiber of their being...oh wait...that was every picture...

Leah and Tyler Forester said...

Well done, and your wedding night was a memorable night for us all.

Mackenzie said...

Not only was that hands-down the absolute best wedding I've ever been to, it was also one of the absolute best ANYTHINGS I've ever been to. Seriously.

alisa said...

i love the memories of the night i was a rock star!

Rachel from Claremont said...

yes, your wedding probably the greatest wedding ever. (though it may take me a while to forgive you for having it 6 weeks post-partum... kinda hard to rock out with giant milk bags)

Ms. Liz said...

You know Courtney,

I think it was one of the best nights of my life too. It was hands down the best wedding I've been to and on the top 5 for parties as well. Thank you for getting married, being awesome and inviting me. I heart you.
~e

Lynn said...

I'm smiling and I can't get up! I too want to wallpaper with these pictures...this is the side to the Forester family that not everyone knows about...and it's the best side! Can't wait to Beatles Rock Band after Thanksgiving...I'm warming up as we speak! See you soon. Love, Mom

Katie said...

mmmmmm I forgot how good that food was.

It was all amazing, actually. If this whole Jack thing doesn't work out, you are totally planning my second wedding.

The Ultimate Shawn said...

Cobb I read your blog Cobb. That was a nice night Cobb.

And Congrats on the baby!

sarah said...

i will never forgive school for making me miss the partay. but getting to see you in that loveliest of dresses with the loveliest of hair-do's and seeing the happiness you emanated was pretty awesome by itself.

baby???

MaMaMaMandy said...

Really Courtney...that was so sad that Sarah and I couldn't stay to enjoy the festivities! It really looked amazing- that is SO why we love the people we do- to make events like this just unforgetable! You guys looked FAB might I say!

Hsquared2 said...

Just found this. Glad to see that you are doing well. :-) Congrats on everything -Hans from Claremont

Brecken said...

Loved your wedding! Told all my friends for weeks that it was the best wedding I've been too! Loved seeing the pics again. Hope you guys are great and had a very Merry Christmas!

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