This may be one of the most hilarious moments of my wedding day. Everyone was lining up to make the walk down the aisle, and we came up the stairs from the basement dressing room. I got to the door to come out, and they all said "No! Patrick's out here!" (Which is silly because I saw him first thing in the morning that day, spent all day with him until about 30 minutes before "go" time.) Anyway, they shut the door. And there I was standing in the stairwell behind the closed door, all alone. And my heart started racing and I started shaking. I took a deep breath in, and the tears started welling up. Lip began to shake. Anticipation!
Then the door opened! It was Tricia! Good friend! Dear, sweet wedding coordinator!
She was like, "They left you in here!?" I nodded. We burst into laughter. So we stood in the stairwell together, taking deep breaths, and waiting until Patrick took his mom down the aisle.
I am so glad that we have this on film and that I can remember that feeling of relief at seeing her face. There were lots of little snippets like that on the wedding day, ending in comic relief. After all, you can't giggle at yourself during the ridiculousness that is a wedding, when can you giggle?