"They're all sparkly and gossamer and filmy and romantic!" she swooned, spinning around and hugging herself.
"But in some people's minds--most people's minds--they're creepy," the mother answered. "They have associations of death and haunted houses and witches--"
"--Or fairies and gardens and roses," The lovestruck girl replied quickly. "And we can have little spiders--the friendly kind--to hang down from them."
"Now wait a minute! Spiderwebs with dew I can handle, and a garden theme, but let's have some butterflies and pansies, not actual spiders!"
"Whose wedding IS this, anyway?" the girl glared darkly, fists on her hips.
And so began the weaving of plans.
My oldest daughter got engaged last week, and we've just spent several hours doing wedding gown shopping. I see a tiny bit of her in this character, but all in all she's delightful to plan with, and we have a peacock theme, not a spider theme. No "bridezillas" here . . . yet. :-)