Over the weekend I attended the beautiful wedding of a long-time friend to her amazing partner. I was asked to bring something from the city I live in, which is also the bride’s home town, to be part of the ceremony and I could not have been more delighted to play even a small part in their big day. The venue, decor, couple, vows and ceremony were gorgeous, the evening was full of love and joy and excitement. Everything was almost perfect, right up until the bouquet toss! A friend of mine and the bride forced her way to the front of the crowd, pushed the sister-in-law the bride was aiming for out of the way, and when she still failed to catch the toss she ripped it out of the hands of the SIL.
The kicker is, this woman has been engaged for a few years to her partner of 5+ years, and this is her 7th bouquet toss win, most of those occurring after her engagement. Later on, when I was offered a centerpiece as a thank you for helping with that small part of the ceremony, she gave me a filthy look and made a huffy noise. I think the saddest part was how unsurprised I was by all this behavior, it’s definitely made me think harder about my ongoing friendship with someone who seems to think their wants are always the most important thing. 0605-18