The day had finally arrived…. FINALLY!!!! after 3 years of living in seperate countries, using all methods imaginable to keep in touch, thousands of dollars spent on flights just to spend time together, not to mention the hundreds on my parents power bill for PC communication, the hundreds on phonecards and much much more…. FINALLY the day had come where we can live together, in the same country hehehe The other reason why Im happy is cos, I made it to my wedding day…. Hiding-free… YEAH! woohoo!
My day went like this, since the service was set for 4pm in the afternoon, I had plenty of time…. or so I thought…
8am – Sleeping Peacefully
9am – Still Sleeping Peacefully… well trying too, people making noises…
10am – Mum wakes me up with a couple of jabs & kicks (mums the COMBO QUEEN!!)
10.10am – I finally get up… not that I had a choice… everyones already up, bustling around, some are panicking hahahaha its quite funny really… hehehe
10.30am – Fastest Toothbrushing/Facewashing/Shower/Toilet Break in HISTORY. Courtesy of my DAD encouraging me with those fearful, but loving words…
11am – we leave to head to town, checking with the florist, buing last minute accessories. DAMN IM HUNGRY!!!
11.10am – Eating Pagikeke’s with coffee, YUM! tagging along with the “Panic Duo” my mum & sis Shar
12.30pm – Dads dragging me to go with him, MC & uncles to Maota to check reception Set-up
1pm – 1 of my Uncles and I are driving all over town trying to find ice, apparently they want truckloads… seriously?
2pm – Uncles x 4 and I are loading trucks to take alcohol/pigs/snacks/decor to Maota
3pm – Still at Maota making plans with Dad regarding programme & setup. Ahh, I dont think Dad & uncles realise Im the one thats getting married today.
3.30pm – Finally going home to get changed, bridesmaids are already dressed. Fastest Shower in History, broke previous record from this morning
4.15pm – CHANGED! hehehe yep you know me. Its an In & Out Operation. Cuzzy’s doing my hair, while Shar is painting my face. SHYT, i think I put on weight… must be from the pagikeke’s this morning *ahem*
4.30pm – We load into our cars to take us to church. HERE we COME!
On the way to church, I was soooo friggin nervous! partly cos our cars were having a race on the way hehe excitement to the end huh! But I was feeling nervous cos of what was about to happen. Wow in a few minutes, I’d be someones wife, and I would adopt a husband at the same time… SHYT!
We arrived at the church and I was still in shock, partly cos I just realised that we were late, had no bouquets (mum n dad stopped off to pick them up) and everyone from Mr’s family were getting frustrated as we were late. Like I cared, I mean… they tried to get us to start walking in, but my parents & the bouquets hadn’t arrived…
5pm – Parents arrived with bouquets & its time to go inside. 1 last pic with my “single ladies” before we start “CLICK”. My girls start walking in now.
FEELINGS AT THIS TIME: Nervous, Scared, Hungry, Excited, Tired
THOUGHTS AT THIS TIME: WTF am I doing? OMG WTF am I doing? I cant believe Im doing this, OMG ok ok, smile, smile hardout, dont cry… look forward, smile smile look forward…….
All the girls are thru, Everyone stands (does it have to be so quiet? DRAMATIC!) Me n my Dad enter… even when walking down, Dad whispers his words of encouragement…. to keep my foot in sync with his…
The service was good, with a few touching moments, like Dads speech which brought everyone to tears, especially when he said (in Samoan) “If ever you stop loving my daughter, return her to me, bring her to my arms, and then you go on your way”
I couldn’t help thinking though that it was a trap hahahahaha for the MR I mean I imagined my dad saying “bring her to my arms, then I will shoot you, and beat you that day” lol serious, I was gonna laugh… We said our vows in Samoan, which I had a hard time doing… But it all went well, our service lasted 45 minutes then finish…. I was a Wifey. It was surreal, I now had a partner for life.. that both families approved of, that God approves of.
After the service, the was Punch outside the church. No no no not a punch up (although I felt like one at the time) but an alcoholic punch. Then everyone headed to Maota while we went to take our pics @ the government building. The Reception was jam packed, had a few mishaps in the beginning before we arrived. To stop my blood pressure from rising to its limit, i’ll just say “Mr’s family did some things they shouldn’t of, which nearly resulted in my Dad giving me a hiding before we enter the reception”… *ahem* moving along….
We had planned for 400 people, and I think we made the mark. Luckily we had enough food/booze to cater for more. Our cake was beautiful, laid in my dark dark red colours on the 23 tiers for my birthday number. We had more glitches, but we cleared it up…. in the end…
There were performances from both sides, since Hubby’s famz specialize in Raro/Hawaiian/Tahitian dancing, we opted for Tongan & Samoan dances from my side. It was really good!
Everything was normal from the tasting of the cake, to the 1st Waltz but I must say, our Sagone Tigers stole the show on the dancefloor!!! hahahaha
Everyone enjoyed themselves. It was great! I managed to get it together in the end and try “siva samoa” for our girls dance…. I tried! hahaha Our bar ran dry just in time too we brought 50 x 24 Vailima crates, 40 bottles of red/white wine, 24 x 24 Jolly drink packs, 100 tins of peanuts, 50 packets of Mega Pack Bluebird Chips, Numerous Fruit Platters, and that was just for snacks. It was well prepared, the Maota catered for the heavy food, and everyone took at least 2 plates each home with them. We even brought beer from NZ and the Maota bar was open for those wanting more alcohol. The reception came to an end at 11.30pm
By midnight I had a mean headache, I was tired, hungry, thirsty (was trying not to look hungry & alcoholic like, so stuck to juice during the recep!) both our lines went out to Crabbers afterwards in their attire even! hahaha what brave dudes… but Hubby and I called it a night, as we had koana’i with both families the next morning.
Well we had a pretty big feast the next day with 2 pigs cooked for it. Hubbys family came over, then we opened our gifts. We received so much which we are forever greatful for, and the day ended well, with endless supplies of Household goods and a total of 6500+ tala & 400nz dollars. I am soooo glad its over!
would I do it again? Helllll NOOOOO, but I wouldn’t mind going to someone elses… hehehehehe…,