Back to the rehearsal. His parents come to down one weekend to find a restaurant for the rehearsal dinner. This was full of drama. His mom wanted to know all kinds of crazy details that I just didn't have yet. She was very pushy- she was the bridzilla! But Hubby stood up for me, and got her to back off. When he did this it was the moment that my mom was ok with me getting married as she saw that he would take any stand to protect me.
His parents had a few places in mind.... but we lived there, and we knew they were kind of trashy. We had to think fast about another place to take them. Right before they left town we went to Maggiano's.
We all loved it! Because my dad is in the mafia and knows everyone everywhere they set us up with a free tasting and private tour. We all loved it! And I was so happy to have this be the place for our rehearsal dinner!
There was a little bit of family drama as I did not know if my biological father was going to go or not (or have his wife and two daughters join him). My mother-in-law made place cards for everyone... which made him feel pretty bad when he did not have a place card. This was my only freak out moment of the wedding weekend. But my wonderful friends made it all better as I mingled and enjoyed the time together.
Ok Picture time!
|going through the motions for the rehearsal|
|us at dinner|
|me with all the men from his family (apparently blue was the theme)|
|some of the bridal party (the two on the left are getting married this summer, and the two on the right were married in 08)|
|bridesmaid, bridesmaid, and maid of honor|
|my parents- seriously, how gorgeous is my mom!|