Christine was here. Emily's only relative from out of town. Of course, her father wasn't here which she didn't even care, anymore. She was tired of leaving him messages, and now that her Mom was pregnant it would be pretty much impossible to even think of him ever showing his face around here.
At least, it was sunny out. A beautiful day for a wedding. And there was even a hint of fall in the air so it wasn't horrible outside. Now if that pesky wasp would stay away by those silly flowers that Bella planted right out the back door, everything might be perfect.
The white flowing tent was set up. Chairs all in line with the white cushions. It was a small gathering. Just the usual. Naturally, her so called extended family. Thanks to Bella. She supposed. There were a few from where she worked who came for the wedding and more showed up from where Archie worked than she ever imagined. Even people back from Omaha. She wasn't expecting so many. Some would have to stand.
"Mom, why aren't you wearing white?" Emily looked at her mother in the summery lavender dress that hit just at her knees. She looked better than she had all week. Naturally, Dan had made her up and perhaps he had ways of covering the dark shadows under her eyes.
"Because I'm not the bride," her mother informed her.
"Oh, but you are," Emily told her. "I decided last minute. You and Parker go first. Say your I do or whatever and we'll go next. Kind of like the pre-show."
"A pre-show?" Her mother wasn't to happy about that.
"Well, I know you don't have a license or anything, but you know, its a wedding. OK." Emily hoped she didn't say anything that would change her mom's mind on this. Archie had talked Emily into it. She guessed he was right. It was the right thing to do.
She looked at herself in the mirror one last time. She love the flowy vintage dress. She was happy to have daisies in her hair, and it was good to know her mother hadn't given up marriage and neither had she.