January 14th, 2011
I was going to try and describe this day in one word, but I can’t. I had school like any other day, but I took the weekend off for my brother’s wedding! After school we all piled up into the car and headed down to Wake Forest, NC. Both sides of the family stayed in the same hotel, so we all got to meet each other. Friday evening was the rehearsal and dinner. This was my first wedding so I had no idea what was going on. I thought I was just supposed to be an usher, but I was hoping that my $170 RENTAL tux meant that I would be slightly more important.
Prior to the 14th, I had no idea what a “groomsman” was or even that they existed. I knew what bridesmaids were and all that good stuff, but hey, I’d never been to a wedding before, so cut me some slack. Turns out that’s what I was, and I got to stand on the stairs of the altar and look fancy and all of that. The stairs are kind of narrow, and they put me at the bottom, so I was actually standing on the floor. THE FLOOR.
Yep, that’s me, the lowliest groomsman.
So this is a picture of me and my brother Michael. He’s actually my step-brother (in case it wasn’t sorta obvious). We took this picture at the hotel before leaving for the rehearsal. He and his wife-to-be Terri were all worked up. After taking this picture Michael told me my tie was on wrong and proceeded to fix it for me. Fortunately, the rental tux has a clip-on tie.