As promised, Joe has news from the Marriage Factory. I have missed his posts. Glad he finally had (as he said) noteworthy weddings.
Sorry I haven't written lately. The weddings have been nice, but
noteworthy until this week. The hall is closed next Friday,
perhaps many couples decided to take the plunge a week early. I did
ceremonies Friday morning, and the groups ranged from two (just the
to a full house. The cutest wedding featured the bride,
groom, and their
infant daughter, who was strapped to Mommy's chest in
one of these: http://s2.babyearth.com/images2/products/medium/10-0793-01.jpg.
little girl had just learned to blow raspberries, so the ceremony
punctuated with slobbery lips. When she would get a little fussy,
rock back and forth a little. I found myself doing likewise
a couple times,
and it always worked. I'll try that again next time
we have a fussy
I always advise a couple to make a child part of the ceremony
like, or if there could be squirming and crying. In one of the
ceremonies, a toddler became part of the wedding, and "helped"
the rings were exchanged by grabbing Daddy's ring and hurling it
the ground. Luckily, Daddy picked it up and put it on Mommy's
and there you go - married!
Fashion update: two notable
dresses this week: an old-fashioned
wedding dress - long-sleeved with lace
decolletage - very lovely, and
a traditional Korean wedding dress like
that looked kind of uncomfortable.
Best groom: the well-dressed nerd -
cardigan, bow tie, and horn-rimmed
glasses, a la Pharrell Williams or Russell