A Wonderful Ceremony

Posted: June 11, 2014 in Everyday Life

We went to a niece’s wedding this weekend. Typical American middle class wedding. The usual miscues, misfires and stuttered vow responses. All the mishaps that seem mountainous to the bride and groom but only humorous to the guests. Mishaps that cause steam to spew from the father of the bride’s ears. The poor guy that has spent thousands on this day.

First the candles wouldn’t light. I swear, it looked like someone replaced the candles with those party gag types that lite but then go out or the ones that you blow out and they lite back up by themselves. The Methodists over the years have acquired quite a sense of humor. I’ve never seen candle lighters sweat so much. It was a riot to watch.

Next the pastor, a great guy, could not remember how to say Jeremy, the groom’s name. He kept calling him “Jeremony”. He seemed to have combined the poor guy’s name and ceremony together and imprinted “Jeremony” into his brain. Oh man, nothing like chuckling in church, you know, trying to keep from laughing while in church. The greatest laugh two people can have together. The only way to make it better is if I had a mouth full of milk and I could have squirted it out my nose. Talk about snort!

I do have to mention the music. Yep, the PA system wasn’t working. And yes, they played the music on an iPhone. Enough said.

Otherwise a beautiful ceremony, bride and groom took it all in stride and never got flustered. They are indeed in love. But they did admit that having the air conditioning fail at the reception was a little disturbing. 150 guests smothering in their fancy clothes isn’t a pretty sight.






  1. Ha! 😀 Having been to a LOT of weddings…this was fun to read! 🙂
    I’ve never seen a perfect wedding…so it’s always interesting to see what little things will go wrong.
    Yes, it IS fun to laugh in church! 😀 It would be even more fun to watch you snort milk outa’ your nose in church! 😛 It’s a wonder I haven’t been kicked out of some churches for laughing. I’ve been glared at. Ha. But not kicked out! 😀
    Ugh on the AC…now that is NOT funny! :-l
    HUGS!!! 🙂


  2. I don’t cast a shadow on a church unless it’s a wedding or funeral. So not much chance of getting kicked out. They should be glad to see an old sinner like me in their pews. So when I’m there, I try to be very reverent and I try my damned-est to be quiet. But it seems the harder you try, the harder it is to keep a straight face when something funny happens..


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