Congrats to Thomas and Claire O'Laughlin.
October 13th, 2012.
Months prior to Thomas and Claire's wedding, Matt and I began planning our weekend. For, perhaps, the first time ever, we acted as responsible parents of three children and set up a sitter ahead of time. We even got a hotel room for after the reception. I honestly felt proud that I would not be bugging my family last minute to come over and watch the boys. We would bring the boys to the Rehearsal and dinner. Our nanny, Kerry would spend the night for the ceremony, reception and our night out of the house. Done, and done. Until...
What I couldn't have predicted was how difficult it is to get 3 boys wedding picture ready, while attempting to make yourself beautiful as well. Alone. Matt, being part of the wedding party, was long gone for most of the day. I began beautifying myself at 1:00pm, to be ready in time for family photos at 4:00pm. Well, long story short, I arrived at 4:17pm and pictures were over. Done. Missed them. Rushed around to get 3 stressed out boys to a load, large wedding, so that they could cling to their perfectly dressed mother in heels. Truly, all I really want to say about it, is, lesson learned; men should never be in charge of communication.
Leah came to pick up the boys. I had a few drinks, and I joined my newest family member in some dancing, fun, and merry-making in a beautiful wedding pulled off perfectly at last minute. Rain turned this outdoor event into an indoor party just 24 hours prior to start time. Claire was a rockstar. She so kindly included me in the Friday morning nails and bridal brunch. The speeches were so heart felt. The bride and groom obviously have some true friends. And the now three O'Laughlin ladies, enjoyed ourselves completely...as all good Leo's do.