Friday, May 22, 2009

Caffeinated Randomness: Wedding Weekend

It's a nice day for a white wedding...
(Sorry, couldn't help myself, haha!)



So this is is the wedding weekend. My wonderful cousin S is marrying a beautiful girl with a stunning voice. You really should hear O sing. I'm sure I will have tons of pictures to share with y'all next week, but, as this is Caffeinated Randomness, I decided to share memories of some of the fun weddings I've attended...

Winner of the Wedding Nazi Coordinator
Though I should win this one (haha), I'm going to give it to someone else. I was the first bridesmaid scheduled to walk out for Misti's wedding, but unfortunately Misti's wedding coordinator, who was VERY stressed out, thought I was supposed to walk out at the slideshow. I knew better, but that did not stop her from (I kid you not) shoving me out into the aisle. I walked about two steps, turned around and said, "This isn't right. This is sooo not right" as the other bridesmaids started arguing with the coordinator, telling her she was wrong as I walked back in the foyer. Thankfully no one saw this little episode.

Shortest Wedding Award
The shortest wedding I ever went to was my oldest female cousin's wedding, which was 16 minutes. And the world rejoiced.

Best Wedding Food
Our friends J and H take the cake for this one. Their wedding was catered by a wonderful place who made the best fried fish, meat pies, etc. Wow, my stomach seriously just growled now.

Funniest Wedding Moment
This was at Jacob (my cousin) wedding, when Jacob snapped his fingers at the best man for the ring, then the best man turned and snapped his fingers at the next groomsmen, and so on and so on until the last groomsmen, who snapped his fingers at no one, looked confused, and then patted his coat pockets until he found the ring. The ring then got passed from groomsmen to groomsmen until it got to Jacob. Really cute.

Best Bouquet Toss
All right, our wedding has to win on this one because our friend, an awesome former college softball star and current collegiate softball coach, jumped three feet in the air to catch my bouquet. The picture is incredible with her airborne like that. Wish I could find it, though...

Best Reception Decorations
I'm going with my best friend from elementary school here. The reception was absolutely breathtaking, very romantic with dimmed lights, a gazebo-like thing in the middle of the room, and...it was just gorgeous.

Best Music to Walk Out
This goes to a high school/family friend, who walked out to "Son of a Preacher." Very appropriate and hilarious, as the groom truly was the son of a preacher.

Most Fun and Casual Wedding
No surprises here, Rindy wins. She and her husband decided to elope one day and got married with a Justice of the Peace in a small park. It was so random and spontaneous and so much fun.

And y'all know I couldn't end this without sharing a picture from our own wedding. And, unfortunately, since I'm having trouble accessing them, this one is of my sweet hubby, left, and his groomsman, who caught the garter (and proposed to his girlfriend on our honeymoon! They're expecting their first child any day now!).



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15 comments:

"Rachel" said...

I so wish you'd been around for our wedding, because if so we would have totally won the walk-out song, thanks to your hubby and his genius warm-up skills! :)

misti said...
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misti said...

For some reason my comment posted weird.

Anyway, glad I could win the only BAD wedding award here! Hahaha that woman was on CRACK! Have fun at the wedding, eat some cake for me!

Brooke said...

16 minutes is a short wedding? you need to hang out with my friends! ours are over and done with in 5-10, depending on the preacher.

sara said...

loved this post..very fun!!!

bloggymail said...

Wow at those weddings!
Ginger

septembermom said...

You have a lot of great wedding memories! Love the snapping groomsmen and the leap for the bouquet. Cute picture from your wedding!

Mari said...

What fun wedding memories! Nice picture from your wedding too.

Kelly said...

i love wedding memories! i like the idea of the groom snapping at the groomsmen and so on...very cute!

Falling Around said...

I totally & thoroughly enjoyed this post. The funniest wedding moment was so great! And the nazi coordinator... scary! Lucky you all made it out alive on that one...lol!

Thanks for the smiles, laughs, and goose bumps. :-)

Growin' with it! said...

wasn't it your hubby who had the superman shirt on underneath his tux? i'd say you have quite the wedding stories here girl!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Ooh, you have a lot of weddings that you've been to, girl. Ours was pretty short, too, probably not quite that short, but I always wished it was a little longer. Our guests were probably glad, though. :)

David said...

I enjoyed the funniest wedding moment! I bet that was a hoot! This is the funniest one from my memory... The best man had worn big gorilla feet to the rehersal as a joke. But during the actual wedding, at one point he opened his jacket just enough so that the bride could see that he had one of the gorilla feet under his jacket. Of course, she got tickled, but no one else knew why!

Shauna said...

Hope you have a super weekend!
♥ HUGS ♥

StephieAnne said...

What fun memories! Neat awards - I'd have to really think about all of those categories regarding the weddings we've attended.....