So the maid of honor and I negotiated this shot with the photographer via silent gestures and nod, right behind the bride's back, on-the-spot during the pictures. It was our one goof move, and the MOH has the classic musical theater "stage moment!" look, while I have my maniacal mad-scientist elementary teacher face on. She had no idea until she got the pictures back!
I was never the little girl who dreamed of her perfect wedding day. I was a tom boy - who loved to canoe. Somehow the idea of canoeing down the "aisle" stuck. And it was pretty freakin' amazing.
Did you resist the urge to go all Pocahontas in "Just Around the Riverbend?" Because I would have totally just started paddling like mad and been all, "you don't own me, world!"
During our engagement photo session the photographer said, "let's try a serious one." I think we hit the nail on the head.
You hit the nail on the head and then the nail felt like it had disappointed you in some way. Then it went off to think about what it had done.