Sunday, September 13, 2009

a lovely time

I attended the garden wedding of two of my friends at their home on Saturday evening. It was a beautiful and unique affair and it will always stand out from all the other weddings I have attended throughout my life.

It was a small affair in that the guest list was composed of of only 50 or so family and friends, but it was really a big affair because it was a very family-and-friend-oriented and vibrant event. Vibrant because it was a wedding where the kids were invited and included (most weddings I have attended in the past has excluded kids. Who said "youth is wasted on the young?")

I was very honored that my friends invited me to attend. They did not give me permission to attend en femme and I did not have to ask for their permission to attend en femme. They know me as Staci and expected Staci to attend. Friends like these must be cherished and I will always hold a special place in my heart for them.

Like my friends, their family and friends accepted me into their circle, treated me like an old friend of the family, and I could not have felt more comfortable. Except for the wedded couple and two other friends who were guests, I did not know a soul going in and in such circumstances, I become shy, but the other guests made me feel as comfortable as possible and I had a wonderful time socializing, dining, drinking, and dancing the night away!

I wore a new dress and a new hairdo to the wedding. I received some compliments on how I looked, which just added to the wonder of the evening.

Being a garden affair, I quickly had to learn how to walk in spike heels without sinking into the lawn. The trick is to walk on your toes and not put much weight on your heels.

I had a lovely time attending my friend's wedding en femme and I will remember it all my life.


  1. There must be something in the air! This is the third blog where girls have been invited to weddings this week. That is real acceptance.

    Caroline xx

  2. Caroline --- I hope that "something in the air" is the wind of change.

  3. You beat me by 4 weeks, my first wedding as Diana will be Oct 3.

    My brother threating to dance with me :-0

  4. I guess thats the answer to my question!
    Beautiful1 Scott

  5. You look fabulous. I'm so glad that you had a good time and that everyone was so accepting. Way to go!

  6. Diana --- I danced with both members of the wedding party!

  7. Scott & Andee --- Thank you for the kind words.

  8. This is so inspiring - I'm so glad you had such a good time. I'm not surprised you got so many compliments: you look great.
    Heloise x