Well, I made it through another couple of weddings, both of which were very beautiful. One of them was a group of about 40 and the other was an elopement. I really enjoyed each wedding.
Things are going really well here at Weddings in Vieques. It has been a hectic couple of weeks which has allowed me to see and learn a
lot of things in a short amount of time. One of the most important things I learned in the past few days is that sometimes you have to make the best of the situation at hand. For example, three of the past four weddings were affected by the weather. This is quite unusual; however, it is still important to be prepared for it in the rare instances in which it does occur. We had to change some of the original plans due to all of the rain, but it didn’t turn out to be a big deal-the Weddings in Vieques crew had a solution before telling a bride that there was a problem. I learned that even though some of the wedding events had to be moved indoors, they were still just as
beautiful; and most importantly, in the end, all of the brides seemed to be happy with the new arrangements. Just because things couldn’t follow the original plan, didn’t mean they still couldn’t be beautiful and enjoyable.
For example, Rebecca and Jason were supposed to have their ceremony on the pool deck at their villa but because of the rain it was
moved under the shelter of the patio. They still had the same great views but that way they were protected from the rain. The Weddings in Vieques crew did a great job of making the best of the situation and were able to put on impressive weddings even though Mother Nature wanted to rain on our parade. We can’t control Mother Nature, but we can have a back-up plan in place to ensure that the wedding goes smoothly even if the weather doesn’t.
Anyway, the rain is finally slowing down a little here (knock on wood). Since it wasn’t raining yesterday morning I was finally able
to ride my bike. As I was riding, the chain on my bike started making strange rattling noises and was catching every time I tried to change gears. Then, to make matters worse, I was riding along when all of the sudden the seat fell to the shortest height while I was sitting on it. Maybe this is the bike’s way of telling me to lose some weight! Obviously my first biking experience wasn’t exactly a success but my bike should be fixed in a couple days-hopefully things go a little smoother the second time around.
That’s all for now! Keep your fingers crossed that we stay dry here for a while!