Friday, November 24, 2006

Surreal!

I have a really close friend that is getting married in December. I am a bridesmaid and am also helping in the wedding planning process. Anyway, after work last night, my friend (who is also my neighbour) called me frantically. Her dress and accessories had just arrived and she wanted me to be with her as she saw them for the first time.

So Uzo jumped to the rescue. Off i toddled next door anxious and hoping everything was perfect. We crowded around the suitcase and with bated breath, we unzipped. In the suitcase were 2 boxes. The first box had the "softer" items - the hoop skirt, gloves, purse and lingerie which we oohed at appropriately.

We proceeded to the main event. We opened the box and out came the accompanying shawl (so gorgeous), bolero jacket (to fulfill the church obligations - which was mighty gorgeous), the tiara (so regal), the veil and THE DRESS.

With a lot of care, we laid each item on the bed and she promptly started undressing. Obviously she wanted to try all her stuff on. Her mom was waiting in the living room, waiting to see the finished product.

So we started the process of getting her ready. We handled everything with care and with each item she put on, she seemed to glow a little bit more. We got her into the dress (which is a gorgeous strapless number that has optional caplet sleeves) and i laced her up and it was just perfect.

Time to get the veil on. Oh dear - my friend has braids in at the moment. So she asked me to put the tiara and veil on so she could get an idea of what it looked like on unbraided hair. No probs there. I put the tiara on and stuck the veil in and i immediately developed goosebumps. She helped me put the blusher over my face and i almost passed out.

Let me tell you that this is some pretty intense stuff. Do not joke around with wedding accessories. The feeling that hit me in my gut was indescribable. I looked at myself in the mirror and i looked ethereal and beautiful. Its a good thing i am single at the moment because, i would have picked the phone up and proposed to someone right there and then. What in the world. Anyway, we walked out to her living room and her mom cried some and oohed and aahed and we went back to start the undressing process. I helped her get out of her stuff and we packed everything away. And the veil and tiara were the last to come off.

I am back to "normal" today but i just thought it was sooo interesting the feelings i experienced with just a veil and tiara on my head. Imagine how i would feel if i was ACTUALLY getting married to the man meant for me, that makes me obscenely happy. Good grief....

*I missed my women's issue post today because i forgot to save what i was working on, so i will have that posted come Monday. Have a great weekend everyone. Ooh and on the Nigerian entertainment scene, LL Cool J and Akon will be in Nigeria for the Star Mega Jam in a few weeks*

8 comments:

Bella Naija said...

Im 1st!!!!!
whooooo

Anyway, that was such a beautiful momemt...
None of my friends are married yet so I have never been in such close proximity to a wedding dress lol...

I wish your friend a beautiful marriage as well as a beautiful wedding ceremony!

Naijadude said...

Bella Naija and being first today sha!! LOL, I was supposed to be first on ur blog anyways!

Anyways, Uzo I feel you, I feel how would feel at that instant, wished you were getting married, my sister nevermind, its alright that Mr. Wonderful is just right around the corner and we all will bring our plates for rice and soup..LOL

Tell your friend, goodluck on the next phase of her life...

Belle said...

yikes i got goosebumps reading your post. i can understand how that could be such an intense experience!

Calabar Gal said...

Weddings are such romantic and beautiful events. I dont think there has ever been an ugly bride. Every bride always looks so beautiful. Best Wishes to ur friend on her wedding and marriage and may the right guy pop the question to uzo too so she gets a chance to go on that glorious trip of shopping for a wedding dress & accessories too. (smile)

In my head and around me said...

There was an episode in Sex and the City where Carrie tries on a wedding dress and has a violent physical reaction to the "adventure". I thought she was just being a drama queen, but reading this....hmmm...I had no idea that could happen for real. In her case though, she was throwing up and was convinced that she did not want to marry the man in question.


Am I missing something, Uzo? I got the impression from past blogs that there was a SOMEONE. I was suprised to see "its a good thing i am single at the moment"

uzo said...

@Bella Naija: I will give her your best wishes. Oh yeah. Weddings are pretty intense.

@Naijadude: Thanks for the good wishes. Rice and soup....Very funny

@Belle: You have absolutely no idea how surreal it was...

@Calabargal: Amen oh.
Me being me, i am sure people would hear me going on and on and on about it.

@In my head: I remeber that episode too. About the special someone....well i was unsingle but now i am single again.

TaureanMinx said...

Aww, your time will come too my dear. Loved the way you told the story and glad you friend likes her dress

Daddy's Girl said...

That Star concert ad is too funny -LL Cool JJ going 'Shine shine bobo, baby.' LOL Are you thinking of going?