My Life of Riley
Hi, I’m Riley Davis*** and I’m a Wedding Coordinator. Did that sound a little 12-step ish? I have a few things to get off my chest. My friends tease me all the time. They say I’m living the ‘Life of Riley’, after all what could be bad… I own my business and my days are spent at the most luxurious resorts sharing a couple’s happiest moments. I get paid to attend to their weddings. What could go wrong?
I pride myself in getting to know my brides before their big day. I want them to feel comfortable with me, they need to be able to rely on me after all there is quite a bit of stress when your day arrives. (Sad but true) I want my brides to enjoy their day as much as possible.
So today I was in the bridal suite waiting for my bride to show up when a woman I didn’t know came in and started talking to me. She acted as if she knew me. I was too embarrassed to admit I didn’t remember her, I thought perhaps she was a family member or maybe a good friend.
Of course I was more than a bit confused when she started putting on the wedding gown and asked for some assistance. I was about to say something when it hit me, this was my bride except she had so much make-up on she was absolutely unrecognizable.
I can’t imagine what the groom and the guests must have thought, so glad I kept my mouth shut… This is my “Life of Riley.”
© 2015 Cortney Clifford and Jennifer Levine
** Riley Davis is a fictional character written by Jennifer Levine and inspired by Cortney Clifford over copious amounts of coffee and a great deal of laughter. These stories are motivated by “What could go wrong”; any resemblance to actual events are purely coincidental. (and OMG we are SO SO sorry!)