The MoBster Diaries

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Week Ago Today: The Day Before (Part 1)

The day before the wedding was a fast-paced blur. Bride, Maid of Honor, and MoB checked into hotel Twelve Centennial Park the afternoon before to give us a place to begin all the preparations and to give Groom the house to himself (and the 4 dogs) for the last (?) time. We were up early, had a little breakfast, made ourselves presentable, and headed out to fulfill the list of day-before duties. It was pouring rain.

The first big agenda item was the bridesmaids’ luncheon. We picked up the special cake at Rhodes Bakery before heading over to the restaurant, Mosaic on Maple Drive in Buckhead. It couldn’t have been more ideal for this special celebration. We had a room to ourselves (right behind the bar area – how convenient!) and a terrific prix fixe menu with choices of salad or soup and a delicious selection of special sandwiches. MoB chose a calamari salad and a fried green tomato sandwich. Yum!

Bride distributed gifts to her attendants before lunch – earrings, bracelets, and pashminas for the adult bridesmaids and silver bracelets for the junior bridesmaid and flower girls. After lunch, everyone pulled the “fortune” charms from the cake. MoB ordered them from McKinley online if you’re interested, and they included: a heart, a rocking chair, a telephone, a hope chest, a four leaf clover, a money bag, a horseshoe, an airplane, and wreath. A lovely tradition that I was glad we were able to do.

After we finished up at Mosaic, four of us high-tailed it to the nail salon for manicures and pedicures. We deserved a little pampering, after all the craziness of the past two weeks. Then we had just enough time to get back to the hotel to change into our rehearsal clothes and get to the church for the 5pm rehearsal.

It was still pouring rain.

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