February 12, 2015
Word Count: 976
A Wedding to Remember
The sun was shining and I could feel the pavement burning the bottoms of my bare feet. I stood outside the hotel, awaiting the arrival of family members I haven’t seen in quite some time. It could not have been a more gorgeous day to have a wedding. Today was an important day, and I couldn’t help but wish it were me who was the one getting married. I never understood the importance of a wedding, until I was there watching my sister experience every girl’s dream by marrying the man that she loves. From helping her get ready and putting on her wedding dress, to watching the ceremony and hearing what the vows really mean, and then finally to the reception, the celebration that made everyone say, “Congratulations, I am so happy for you.” Because this day was filled with such joy, happy tears, and laughter, my sister’s wedding was definitely a wedding I will never forget.
One reason is, when asking people what is the one thing they remember most about a wedding, a typical response is “the dress.” When my sister had asked me to help her get ready for her big day, I knew the importance it was helping her into her wedding dress. It is not very often that I get to have my makeup and hair done, so as I was walking into the bridal suite I was feeling anxious and excited to get pampered. Every girl loves to be treated like a princess, and their wedding day is the day to make that a reality. I open the door and my mouth drops. There it is, an ivory lace fit and flare gown. I was so honored to be her maid of honor and experience this with her. There are four very superstitious items a bride is always supposed to wear on their wedding day. Something old, which my sister wore her favorite bra under her dress. Something new, which consisted of her actual wedding dress. Something borrowed, my sister wore my mom’s diamond earrings. Then lastly,...
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