It was the night before New Year’s Eve and all through the house, not a guest was sitting down, not even the staff. HaHa!
There is a moment about this night I will never forget, but I will get to that in a minute. What a great party! Myself and my assistant Craig drove together. We arrived before the ceremony started because Caitlin and Dustin asked if their cousin can use one of our speakers to plug his guitar in so he can play during the ceremony. He did a perfect job and sounded great. The wedding was a blast from beginning to end. Even though the next day was NYE that did not stop anyone from partying. I personally think they went all out at the wedding and took it easy on NYE. The music was a big mix, all the way newer dance music to some country, since Caitlin and Dustin live in Texas. One special moment was Dustin’s brother playing the keyboard as Dustin danced with his mother.
The one moment I will never forget is this. One of the groomsmen is in the Army and was overseas. All 4 of his children and his wife were also in the wedding party. His daughter around the age of 14 was upset and I could tell. His son was around 10 and the father also has twin baby’s which he hasn’t even met yet. Before the main room was open the wedding party was taking pictures, and during that time, guess who shows up – THEIR FATHER! What a huge surprise! When the 14 year old saw her father the look on her face was priceless. She could not stop crying. The 10 year old hugged him and wouldn’t let go. And when his wife said to their little twins, “That’s your daddy,the man from the computer.” there was not a dry eye in the room. He held his twins for the first time. People like him and all who are in the armed forces are the most amazing people on earth. They give up so much (family) to protect us.
This is another reason why I love this job so much, you get to meet some phenomenal people.