Joe has sent us another post from the Marriage Factory. Thanks Joe.
I watch a lot of television. A LOT of television.
My tastes run toward single-camera comedies on NBC, live sports, and
the odd crime drama, like BONES or THE BLACKLIST. I don't watch
reality TV, not even competition shows. Luckily, my encounter with a
contestant from one such show was very sweet. She and her intended
were on vacation in California and decided to make a wedding of it.
She was not at all upset that I didn't recognize her. I hope she has
all the success in the world.
They were not the only pair from out of town. I had couples from
Utah, Colorado, and Texas. All those tourist dollars floating into
California, just because we let people marry each other. You'd think
in troubled economic times, most states would be smart enough to
recognize that source of revenue. If not, hey, more for us. Plus
we've got the Wine Country for honeymooning. It's hard to beat that.
The cutest wedding of the day was a color-coordinated one: bride &
groom in red, black, gray, and white. The ring bearers were three
children between 5 and 8, all in ties, pinstripe waistcoats, and
trousers. They matched perfectly, like a set of formally-dressed
nesting dolls. Rarely do I feel underdressed in my officiant's robe.
I was also lucky enough to marry a couple whose store I patronize.
It's great to join together two people who've formed both a life and a
thriving business, especially since I could probably get a discount