One of my good friends from high school got married this past Saturday and I was a bridesmaid.

Luckily none of the events from the movie “Bridesmaids” happened, although it would have been amazing to see Wilson Phillips perform live at her wedding. If you don’t know that reference, please take a moment to watch the hilarious movie.

We had to be up at the crack of dawn to get our hair and makeup done. It took almost three hours for a team of two to get five bridesmaids’ hair makeup finished.

The hairstylist made sure my hair would stay in place with excessive hair spray and 35 bobby pins. The hairstyle looked great with my balayage highlights.

Around noon, the sky started to get cloudy and it rained for about 20 minutes. Fortunately, as it came time to head to the church, the sun came out and it started to get warmer.

Our dresses were floor length and purple. Mine kept getting stuck in my black flats. I was concerned about tripping as I walked down the aisle, among walking too fast and my facial expressions.

Although we practiced walking down the aisle the night before, it wasn’t a dress rehearsal and there weren’t dozens of people looking at me.

However, I used my graceful dance skills to glide gracefully down the aisle. As far as my facial expressions, I’ll find out when the photos develop. I’m glad we didn’t wear heels because I definitely would’ve fallen flat on my face.

The award for making it successfully down the aisle goes to the maid of honor. Due to recent health issues, she hasn’t been able to stand or walk long distances on her own. With using a cane and latching on the best man, she owned it.

The best part of the day, besides the actual ceremony, was being photographed. We were going to take photos at a nearby park, but there was another wedding ceremony taking place. We went down by the railroad tracks near the riverfront in St. Charles.

We got to pose with the specially made sunglasses and do silly faces, among serious and glamorous shots. My favorite photo was when the bridesmaids did a “Charlie’s Angels” pose and the groomsmen laid down flat in front of us.

After photos, the day ended with, of course, food, music and lots of dancing.