Yesterday there was a wedding planning breakthrough: We picked a place! And, sort of, a date!
The location is on top of a hill in Calabasas, overlooking many other hills. It's quiet and beautiful. And the date is October 3, 2009, selected because it is just one day shy of a full moon. I don't know how official any of this is since we haven't paid for anything, but it's now set in my head and this means trouble.
Because now I've moved on to panicking about something else. Something even more difficult to deal with than finding a wedding site that doesn't have required caterers or noise restrictions or predetermined wedding packages.
I'm now concerned because I'm not photogenic. At all.
Every time I see pictures from a party or a night out or a family gathering or pretty much any occasion when I left my house feeling that I looked just fabulous, the photographic evidence surfaces in the days that follow, as a friend sends me a link to flickr or snapfish. Turns out, I severely overestimated my rank on the hotness scale.
And now I worry that I won't find a cure to this affliction before my wedding. And whereas every other bride ends up with these glorious, sun-kissed photos of herself in her flowing gown, her head turned just slightly to the side, I am instead going to have something that resembles this:
Here I am at Miriam's wedding last Saturday, with a napkin tucked into my dress. I seem to be playing with a fork. My hair is matted to my head because it was about 98% humidity that day.
Now, I know what you're thinking. "Surely you won't be doing stupid things in front of the camera when you pose for your wedding pictures."
No, I won't. But that doesn't protect me from candids. And I was going to tell the photographer not to take any posed pictures because I wanted him or her to capture all of the real life moments.
So now I think I'm going to have the photographer spend six hours trying to get one good picture of me. And then when he does, I will immediately send him away from the site, lest he sully that impeccable image with one of me doing something like this: