and I have the photos to prove it. I have always known that I was a very competitive person, however it was really brought to my attention yesterday just how bad it is.
A little background before I dive into the latest story…
I have an obsession with catching bouquets at weddings. Obviously part of this obsession is because I would love to get married (hear that, Zacky?), but the other huge part is that I really really like winning competitions. I have some mad jumping skills (8th grade record holder in the high jump, thank you very much) and I have developed a strategy at catching these things (no, I won’t tell you what it is). To date, I have caught three bouquets at weddings (it should be 4 but I was totally screwed out of one bc I got knocked down by a girl even crazier than me) and I expect this number to climb.
Now for the latest story…
My wonderful friend Lindsey got married in September (September 24th to be exact!), and I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in the wedding. Everything about her day was perfect, and the day/night couldn’t have been more fun.
All day I had been anticipating the bouquet toss. I wanted that thing, and I knew there would be some fierce competition vying for it as well. Some of the fierce competition included my very good friend Kara (and fellow bridesmaid), whom I knew Lindsey would be targeting. I warned Kara though that I would not be giving up without a fight. Of course she deserved it, but we already all know that she will be the next…well, I won’t say it out loud 🙂
Then I heard the announcement “All single ladies, please head to the dance floor as Lindsey tosses her bouquet!”
I got in position, and then I saw the bouquet flying through the air.
Before I knew it, I was grasping the bouquet in my hands and fighting off my best friend (roommate, and fellow bridesmaid) Eileen.