Beauty And The Bride
The wedding was over and my brother and his new bride were happy. Everything went off without a hitch and as the brides maid, I was real happy it all came together. But after the very small family wedding comes the very large BBQ reception and if anything was going to happen it would. I really didn’t expect much to happen and felt I could handle anything. We arrived at the house and started the BBQ. The steaks were ready, the beer was cold, and the band was on time.
So far, so good. That is until the band members girlfriends showed up and sat alone. They would not take part in the fun and gave all the women the evil eye. I guess they felt we were after their men, but they were so wrong. Since we were not feeling too welcome in our own home, we moved to the back yard to enjoy the BBQ and chat. The friends and family were a creative mix of personalities. From bikers to bankers and more. But it was fun. About an hour later the bride joined us for some fun and time. I was sitting with on of the other girls when we noticed the BBQ was on fire. I started to get up, but the bride yelled and turned to put out the fire with what she had. I screamed no just as she threw her beer on the fire.
The flames shot into the air as one of the guys tired to help by throwing his beer on the fire. I yanked the bride to safety and we got the fire under control. Too late, the bride had a cherry sunburn and no more eyebrows. It was very hard not to laugh, but I made sure I caught the look on camera for her own personal album. Still, the party went on. The bride only a little worse for wear when they began to open the gifts. Well, my sweet sister in law is a hefty woman who decided to squeeze in to a sexy stretch dress about four sizes too small and it kept riding up every time she bent over. One time when she bent over she displayed the cutest panties I have ever seen and I got the pictures. Break out the champange flutes, it was time to get the party started!
By the end of the evening I was minus one camera, laughed until my sides ached, talked to the police about the loud music and got that settled, and no one was arrested. It ended up being a great day, but I never did get to see the pictures of my sunburned, no eyebrow, fanny showing sister in law. It seems those pictures disappeared forever along with my camera. But I have kept my sense of humor and the story alive for years. It has been almost 20 years and she still yells at me for telling the story with such flair that everyone laughs for hours. May she always be so much fun!
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