Here we are in mid-summer, the peak of wedding season. This wedding season has been extra special for me. On June 16, my one and only daughter was married. What a roller coaster of emotions! But now I am an official member of the I Survived Being Mother–of-the-Bride Club. For months my days were filled with wedding planning appointments, phone calls, dress fittings, etc. Now that I am on the other side of all the prep and planning, I can look back on it all with a smile and a grateful heart for all the time my daughter, Whitney, and I spent together making her dream wedding come true.