Karen & Paul, September 11, 2010
Fabulous. That is the word my mom used to describe her 2010 wedding. It is also how I told my guests to dress and my number one descriptive word. The apple does not fall far from the tree. My mom married her husband, Paul, September 11, 2010 at Margaux in Dallas, TX and it was fabulous.
They got engaged over the summer and planned the wedding in a couple of months. If you ever plan on doing this I can tell you the binder my mom carted around keeping her organized was essential as was the ability to make quick decisions. I think she is so good at those decisions because she knows herself and what she and Paul wanted as a couple. The wedding was small, only family, and it was fun. I remember wondering if people would dance since it was just my family, and looking back on the wedding I don’t know how I even questioned that. The ceremony was lovely, the dinner was delicious, but the dancing, well, the dancing is what made it one hell of a party.
quick little interview with my mom
Me: What was your favorite moment at the wedding?
Karen: Kissing Paul. No, there wasn’t one special moment, the whole evening was special because the whole family was together having fun. My niece even asked me if I could throw this same party next year.
Me: Your flowers were gorgeous, how did they come about?
Karen: My favorite color combination is purple and green, so we went from there. My friend, Becky, helped me choose the flowers and she did all of the arranging. She even stood in as the onsite wedding coordinator the night of the event.
Me: When things didn’t go as planned, for example your processional song of choice not getting played, how did you handle that?
Karen: I flipped the DJ the bird and just walked on in. It doesn’t matter in the end. Getting married and having your family together is what matters.
Me: As MOB, How do you plan on making Chelsea’s wedding as fun and successful as yours?
Karen: I want to keep the focus on Chelsea. It is her and David’s special day and I plan to run interference and prevent anything that would take away from that.