Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A wedding bathroom story

I can't explain to you how much I love this picture.

Two of my very closest girl friends, a handsome U.S. Marine (who happens to be one of my girlfriend's husband & also a close friend) and my Mr. Potts.

What more could a girl ask for in a great picture?

I'll tell you - a dress that is super pretty. A dress which defies all and can be appropriate for any occasion.

That dress was worn to a summer wedding in New Orleans when one of my best friends in the world married his beautiful bride.

That dress carried me through a very hot Louisville engagement party (first picture above) - seriously, I stood over an air vent to try and cool off.

Both events were very hot.

Wedding in NOLA in July, Engagement Party in Louisville in August.

I have never been so hot though as I was when this dress was most recently worn on Sunday for a mid-day wedding.

An outdoor, mid-day wedding in July. In North Carolina.

Y'all. I can't tell you how hot I was.

Forget the pretty "wedding" hair I arrived with. I had that stuff twisted up off my neck, not caring what it turned into. I had sweat running through my hair, down my back, in between my toes.

Getting the picture I'm painting?

Mr. Potts was fanning me, I was fanning myself, our friends in the seats behind us were fanning me.

I thought I was going to die; I was so hot I actually got faint. When they asked us to stand for certain parts, it was a real relief since I could un-stick my dress from my body.

"...pronounced man and wife..."

Can I escape to the AC?

"...present you Mr. and Mrs. ..."

Can I leave yet? There they go! Next up, bridal party. I'm OUT!

I jetted for the bathroom of the resort.

Where I grabbed those nice little washcloths that they'd put out to dry your hands with and proceeded to soak it with ice cold water.

Once it was good and cold, I locked myself in the bathroom and tried to sponge off.

Where I promptly realized I needed a little more skin, less clothing.

So I unzipped my dress, pulled it off, hung it to dry (or at least wring out) and proceeded to take a French hoor's bath.

It was amazingly refreshing, don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

Other than that, it was a nice wedding. I hope no one noticed me sprinting to the bathroom after the wedding party.

Happy Tuesday, y'all!


Dee Stephens said...

brilliant idea!!!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Too funny - nothing worse than hot humidity in nice clothes.

Anonymous said...

Haha! I'm glad I'm not the only girl with enough balls to try something like that. I TOTALLY would!

You and that dress definitely have a special relationship.

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Been there done that......
For the sweating next time try pinching your toes together all of them as tight as you can.
I don't know why, but it works....
Love the dress on you honey, you are working it in that one. Bet Mr. Potts chased you on each occasion.

bananas. said...

if you were melting like that...how was the bride?!

i once went to an outside wedding similar to the one you described. everyone was sweating balls and in my pictures we all looked like we were made of clay. sweat distorts you in images.

anyway, it was horrible.

Susannah said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaaa! Mental image-too freaking funny! But, I bet you got relief!!

MCW said...

So glad you got your dress back on! You know how when you are really hot and sticky things can get tough to put back on!

Samantha said...

baaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahaha!!! this is hilarious and i totally might use this idea some day.

Brittany Ann said...

LOL! Only you would dare to strip down like this at a wedding! And it makes me love you all the more!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

ahhhh, that is horrible. There is nothing worse than being THAT hot!!! I soaked a dress at a wedding once. I went and sat in our AC car for a while to dry off. THE WHOLE wedding and reception was outside and I looked like a wet dog.

Lil' Woman said...

Damn heat but atleast you were able to cool off.