So I had a destination wedding with all my family (both sides) and some friends. Everything was beautiful EXCEPT -- on the day of my wedding, my brother-in-law was suddenly taken to the hospital. He apparently collapsed on the street (we're all guessing dehydration), fell and had a head injury. He'd been out running that morning and it was a different climate, and we think that caused it. But I was really really sad and worried. He was in the hospital more than 24 hours and missed the wedding (he was a groomsman). Except for our worry about him, the wedding was perfect and beautiful. But now that I'm looking at the wedding pictures, I just get sad. I see the ones of me getting dressed and think "this is where I was wondering if my brother-in-law was going to die" and "this is the part where I started crying and then stressed out that it would mess up my makeup," etc. I really tried to build a great weekend for my family (a difficult task in any circumstance), and this happened. My sister (his wife) did make it to the wedding, but I know she was all worried during it and had to rush back to the hospital after the reception. My brother-in-law is fine now.
Everyone tells me how beautiful the wedding was, but honestly I was in a daze during some of it. I wish I could look at the photos and not get sad. I didn't expect it to be perfect, but why did this have to happen? I was never big into the idea of a wedding but wanted to build something that my family could all enjoy.
Thanks for reading.