A childhood friend of mine got married in Little Rock last weekend. I drove down to the wedding and met my parent's at the church! After a beautiful ceremony in downtown LR, everyone hopped on trollies to go to the reception at the groom's parent's high-rise condo!
My parents and I, along with at least 200 guests, all waited for 3 elevators to take us up to the 17th floor. When it was our turn, 18 adults and 3 kids filed onto the elevator. We were all very excited to see the bride and groom and escape the heat since it was SO hot outside!
Well.... the elevator door closed but nothing happened. After pushing the buttons to go up -- we sat perfectly still. After a few seconds, we pushed the buttons again to re-open the doors...but quickly discovered that they wouldn't budge!
I can't even begin to tell you how hot it was in that elevator! We were standing shoulder to shoulder with so many people -- and there seemed to be NO air supply!
The first 5 min, I was kind of freaking out inside. Obviously there was no real danger of me going into labor at 23 weeks but that was my first thought as I realized we were going to be there a while. We yelled and banged on the door but it seemed like no one could hear us, so we waited for about ten whole minutes! Finally, someone outside the elevator told us the fire department was on its way!
After 40 minutes of sweating, worrying and praying for freedom... the doors FINALLY opened up!!
In order to open the doors, the firemen had to go to the rooftop and turn off electricity to the elevators. Once they did that, they used a crow bar to open the door! We were finally free!
And to my surprise, one of my guy friends from high school was one of the firemen that got us out of the elevator!! I have never been so happy to see Jesse!!
We finally made it to the reception where we got some food, water... and of course CAKE!
My sweet friend Jessica was there and I was so glad to get out of the elevator to see her!
LOOK at these amazing shoes that this fabulous bride wore!! Seriously, they were to die for!
Lauren was seeing my belly bump for the first time! She was cracking me up rubbing and talking to Preslee in the middle of her wedding reception!
So happy for this sweet girl and I will go ahead and say that I will NEVER forget her wedding or missing 40 min of her reception while I was stuck in that dang elevator!!