The Tiers

"The wedding cake comes as three tiers. We can either keep them separate, or pay $100 to stack them together," I explained at the dinner table at our mini celebratory engagement BBQ with my family. I pointed my chin at my mom as I added, "the guy at the store said the stacking would be…

The Anniversary

The anniversary of my first date with my boyfriend Anthony was a day dedicated to commitment, love and that happily ever after ending. But not our own. A coworker asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding, which just so happened to fall on the same day. It wasn't a big deal or anything,…

The Speech

Drew Nodar walked up to the podium summoning all of his courage. He'd been dreading this moment throughout the whole wedding. The whole week. Month! In fact, he'd been dreading this moment since Stewie Goode had informed him almost a year ago that as his best man, he would have to give a speech. Now…

The Wedding

‚ÄúDamnit, I wanted to marry Brendan!" My best friend Chloe announced to the tense room. We were all gathered and waiting for the signal to begin the procession into Brendan Sheddam's wedding. He was marrying our childhood friend, Olivia Pagliacci, and we were her bridesmaids. There was a split second of stunned silence and confusion…

The Make Up Artist

"Are you on the prowl tonight?" Asked the beautiful, blond, mother of two boys assigned to do my makeup. She was rubbing cream on my face. "Yes," I began to reply automatically. It was a bad habit, my intensive need to always be agreeable often trumps my listening skills. I corrected myself immediately when I…