In spite of the fact that we weren't having a ceremony, I still wanted a wedding party especially since I had bought the bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen ties almost a year before. There was no way I would just have these sit around and not use them. Mr. M got his 2 closest friends, my nephew and my cousin's husband to all wear black suits with white shirts and I made bouttonieres with the same beads, wires and ribbons that I used to make the bouquets.
The ladies looked stunning in their dresses. Although I had bought the dresses before actually finalizing who the bridesmaids would be, (I kinda had an idea) it really was a miracle that they fit my 3 cousins so perfectly with no alterations. My sister who was my maid of honor had to buy her dress and 2 days before the wedding, she was frantically going from store to store trying to find one. I absolutely loved how well it went with the bridesmaids' dresses. One of my cousins who lives in CT got to the wedding so late that she wasn't in any pictures. That left us with only 2 bridesmaids and a maid of honor.
They goofed off in the parking lot before going in
While I was sitting in our car talking to the DOC on the phone telling her where, what and how since she had shown up so late.
I was not a happy camper.
My cousin tried to get me to smile saying that I would have these photos forever but this is the closest I came, I was seriously unhappy at this point. My ass wipe guests were so late. We just sat in my car waiting for them to arrive and go in before we could. and every five minutes my DOC called with another dumb question.
Since my cousin was a BM and her husband was a GM, we couldn't leave their 6 yr old son out, and of course our little man was a pillow bearer since there were no rings on it.