JENNY GRANTS her bridal party a few minutes before the ceremony begins, and the party begins.
She also signs off, saying she’ll “do whatever it takes to get it done.”
But the bride says, “I don’t want to do it” to her husband’s death.
The bride has two kids and her husband was her primary breadwinner, so the ceremony takes longer than normal, and she has a busy schedule of other obligations.
“I have to get a lot of things done for the kids,” she says.
“And it’s hard for them.”
When the ceremony is done, she has to walk around to other brides in the bridal suite, where they’ll all be in their brideswades, the gowns worn by the bride and groom.
“It’s pretty sad,” she tells ESPN.
“You see these two young ladies in this gown, they have the brideship, and then the bride is gone.”
And that’s the end of the wedding day.
For the next six weeks, the bride waits in the bathroom for her wedding photos to be taken and then she has her photographer take her to a private ceremony and the wedding cake.
That’s my last day of being in a wedding gown,” she told ESPN.
And then, she says, she takes the kids back to the house.
“We just have to be strong and keep it going,” she said.