Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mele's Recount

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It was a bright early morning with the birds chirping, butterflies fluttering, sunny and clear skies. Everything sounded mysterious and yet peaceful. Inside was a whole different story. It was like a bomb waiting to blow up. Girls here, girls there, girls everywhere. It was like a traffic jam. Luckily I was ready. It was 11:00 am and it was time to go to my cousin’s wedding.

As we hopped inside the limo my heart was pounding like a horse. Then we arrived at our destination. We jumped out of the limo. Unfortunately I had to stand in front and lead the bridesmaids, I was so nervous. As we stood in line outside the door our white dresses shimmered in the sunlight.

The song played, I walked to the beat and smiled like a crazy girl. Everyone was looking at me. It was like a crowd that came to watch rugby. We stood on the stage awaiting the bride. All eyes were on us. My aunty was encouraging us to smile and be happy on the day of my cousin’s wedding. Soon the bride was being escorted in by her father. They walked in elegantly hand in hand and her father put her daughter next to her waiting husband. The bride was so beautiful. She had a long while dress with a tiara on her head, she looked like a princess.

The priest began with a prayer and told them what marriage was about and as soon as that was over they said there vowels When they both said “I do”, it was a very touching moment. People cried tears of joy.

This was the time we had to walk out with my partner. Firstly the flower girls led the way. Next the new couple walked the in aisle. As I held my partner’s hand, I was as nervous as hell. But I was proud of myself and grateful that I was one of the bridesmaids too.

As I walked outside I congratulated the new couple. We took a couple of photos. I didn’t want the day to end but it had to. Although I had a lot of fun I will always remember that day!!!

By Mele, Room15