September 12, 2011
On the Friday morning before their wedding Cheryl sent me a spreadsheet detailing the events of her wedding day. This is not unusual; I usually receive some sort of schedule from my couples as it’s always helpful for everyone to know what’s happening when. What was different about this schedule is that it was for upwards of 60 people, began at 6am, ended past midnight, and was broken down to the quarter hour in most places.
Cheryl has a type A personality.
Ed has a type B personality.
The only way for Ed to be more laid back than he is naturally is for him to be asleep. Which is exactly what he was fifteen minutes prior to when the schedule had him waking up. Of course ten minutes prior to when the schedule had him waking up one of Cheryl’s bridesmaids went up to his room to wake him up anyway, because in the land of detailed spreadsheets ten minutes early is really on time.
I’m not really sure where I’m going with this except to provide a little context for maybe my favorite moment of their day. Here it is:
When Cheryl wrote her card to Ed she cried. Crying wasn’t on the schedule. She had to run downstairs to have the makeup artist touch up her makeup maybe 20 minutes after she had just finished it. That wasn’t on the schedule either. So when she read Ed’s card to her it was really touch and go there for a few moments before she decided that there wasn’t any more time for crying (I still caught a few tears in her eyes though).
Here is their SDE: