Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rain on my Parade

Who else was sucked into Jason's & Molly's, The Bachelor wedding last night? Although if I'm being honest, I loved their season for The Bachelor and was really excited about last night. The whole first half of the show, they were showing clips of the two of them together planning, and it was all being introduced and hosted by Chris Harrison. Now Chris Harrison was doing this intros at the wedding site in Ranch Palos Verdes, California in light rain. The whole time attempting to make the audience wonder, will it or won't it rain.

They kept speaking to the event planer, trying to get her grasp on the situation. If you read through the lines, you could almost tell she wanted to be inside. But it seemed like ABC wanted to have the wedding outside no matter what. Finally there was a break in the clouds, and they decided to go for it and start seating the guests.

Now by guests I do mean Jason and Molly's family and friends, but also every potentially successful Bachelor couple. There was Trista & Ryan, Charlie and Sarah, Jillian & Ed, Deanna & the twin brother of a bachelor from Jillian's Bachelorette season. But finally it was time for the wedding to actually start. I was curious as to whether they would be doing a Jewish ceremony since Jason's Jewish. But aside from a few scattered kippah, it was pretty secular.

But back to the weather. It looked like it was going to turn out beautifully. The rain had blown over, and had even left a rainbow behind. Until Molly started reading the vows she wrote. She started talking and the sky opened up into a torrential downpour. The two of them wound up soaked. Molly's hair was practically ruined. Her make-up was practically ruined. Pretty much a worse case scenario for a wedding day.

But did Molly let the showers ruin her day? Not at all, she laughed through it all and seemed to be completely stress-free. Granted ABC was paying for and had planned most of the wedding, so she didn't have a lot to worry about. But even so, I was impressed. Just to show you here's a shot of them soaking wet walking down the aisle more excited than anything else.
While I'm not planning on getting married any time soon, when I do I hope I'm able to appear as cool and collected as Molly. Who cares that if you're soaking wet, and cold, and your hair and make-up are practically ruined? Its your wedding day, there's still reason to be happy.

Even more than that you could apply this same principle to your everyday life. Even if everything seems to be going wrong, chances are there's still something that you can be happy about.

What were everyone else's thoughts on the wedding special last night? I'm guessing no, but did anyone else learn any life lessons while watching?



  1. I got sucked in!

    Beautiful location in Palos Verdes!

    I think Molly was so calm and collected about her hair and makeup because she prob. had several stylists from ABC on hand to fix her hair makeup. Did you notice how dry and re-made she looked when she entered the reception? A real life bride would prob. freak out b/c she's $5000 over budget and her make up artist already went home! I'm so cynical :)

  2. Man. I'm so mad I missed this! Her dress is sooo beautiful!!!

  3. So I've been married for 7 1/2 years now and the one thing I remember most about my wedding day (other than a tropical storm passing the day before) is that no matter what issues roll your way to threaten your big day- it doesn't matter because the most important thing is that it is just the two of you, getting married and sharing that love.

    So corny, but true.

  4. I didn't watch - this is the season of the bachelor that kind of did me in and I no longer watch the show! Just too much drama.

    I hope I am how Molly was, too. I have watched A LOT of friends get married. It's great because it's taught me that no matter what goes wrong that day, it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. All that matters is that you enjoy yourself and make the most of that day. Because all the little details that the bride notices tend to go unnoticed by the guests!!

  5. I couldn't bring myself to watch...that season almost turned me off the series for life. I'm glad she handled it well though!

  6. I watched. I think it's much easier to be calm and collected when someone else paid for and planned the whole thing and you were just along for the ride. If you poured your heart, soul, and hard earned money into planning the day then I bet a little rain would not be a easy to laugh off. I'm just surprised they at least didn't put some kind of covering over them or have any kind of rain back up plan.

  7. I did not watch it but heard about it. Rain is a sign of luck and fertility so maybe it was a good thing!

  8. I admit it. I got sucked in too! I watched that season of the Bachelor and I loved it...wasn't too happy that he kicked Melissa to the curb but whatever.

    I thought the wedding was really nice. I wish they would have showed more of the reception as well.

  9. I completely agree with what Newlywed Next Door said..I wouldn't stress either since I knew my hair and makeup people were right inside.

    I was confused that ABC wouldn't at least give them an umbrella though. I'd be pretty pissed if I was Molly.