Five years ago today, I participated in the absolutely most-freezing-cold wedding ever. My best friend Erin had always wanted an autumn wedding, and her October 16 date seemed like a solid choice. The leaves would be gorgeous. The air would be slightly crisp. No one would sweat.
Little did we know that Cleveland would have its coldest October 16 weekend to date, complete with freezing rain and all around nasty weather.
Hooray for tea-length, strapless dresses and open-toed sandals! Where’s a charming groomsman who will give up his coat when you need one? How about his pants, too? Oh wait, they all had wives to keep warm.
Erin called me a few hours ago to let me know that the current weather is 10 degrees colder and drearier than it was that day.
Thanks, Erin. I feel better.
Despite the cold temperatures all those years ago, the day was wonderful, and I got to be a part of a new beginning in my college roommate’s life. I can’t believe that it’s already been five years! Five years, one house, two vehicles, two dogs, one marathon and one gorgeous baby boy later.
And that’s just her life!
Congratulations on your first five years, Erin and Ryan! I wish you many, many more. Very happy ones, of course.