I love the word duty, but that's probably because I'm really a 4-year-old. My step-sister made her real sister and me her co-maids of honor, so as soon as we got to LA, it was immediately into help mode. She did the entire wedding herself, so there was a lot to be done.
Thursday started at 5:45am, where we drank approximately 5 cups of coffee and headed to the LA flower mart right in the heart of downtown LA. This place was so awesome. So many flowers everywhere. I was overwhelmed. Luckily, she had already been to figure out where to get what flowers. We got all of the sunflowers we needed for only $18!
A carne asada omelette with rice and beans is pretty much one of the best fueling meals ever. Thursday was the day that she was also supposed to walk in the CSU Long Beach graduation ceremony (it was a BIG weekend for her), but something happened with the paperwork and she wasn't able to walk. Which was a blessing in disguise because that allowed us to go home and make the appetizers.
Those took several hours. By the time we were done, we had to start getting ready to go to her graduation dinner. We went to a brewery in Long Beach where I had the most delicious steak.
We got back to the house around 10, where we immediately started putting bouquets together. Well, the other ladies started putting bouquets together. I am artistically challenged, so mine would have looked terrible.