Wedding Report

Yesterday we witnessed two special people get married, two people who happen to be the same sex. I’m having a hard time posting about it.

Part of me wants to emphasize that it was a very normal wedding. As in any wedding something went wrong at the last minute. (It’ll be the subject of its own post, but for now, let me tell everyone that the Rose Center is a nice place to visit, but you don’t want to have your wedding there.). Just like any other wedding, there were the same tired old jokes about balls and chains and it not being to late to run. Everyone stood, and many cried, as the bride walked down the aisle. At the end, a happy couple left together, now officially committed to each other for life. And no one was struck by lighting. No holes opened up in the ground to swallow us all alive. Shreveport was not destroyed by a cataclysmic weather event. It was all normal.

But it wasn’t, either. I can only speak for one side, but I know that side has enough aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins to populate a decent sized town. Yet the only blood relatives to show for the wedding were her mother, brother and Crazy Cousin from Arkansas (who, granted, is more than enough to make up for the missing family). The others weren’t just inconspicuously absent. There were several very disapproving letters sent and conversations had in the weeks leading to the wedding. Thanks to one of the letters, and after several days to recover from its shock, the inside joke was about “the mockery” in which we all took part yesterday.

A third part of me only wants to give our personal report, which was that we had a great time. Especially since, having learned our lesson at the last wedding we attended, we had a baby sitter pick up the kids between the ceremony and the reception. While they were there, though, they entertained everyone. Particularly when Omi, in her frilly dress, tried to walk between two rose bushes, only to get stuck and start screaming in the middle of the ceremony.

But I think I can summarize it all by saying it was an excellent weekend, and though I hope everyone who missed it will one day realize what wonderful event they rejected, I know it was only the beginning of a beautiful life for the couple we saw married.

Oh, and here’s some pics.

Dad on baby duty while Mom takes part in the pictures:

From Alicia & Steph’s wedding

What a pretty family:

From Alicia & Steph’s wedding

Not gonna dance, no way, no how:

From Wedding 9/21/08 1:07 PM

Oh well, I’m a sucker for a pretty girl:

From Wedding 9/21/08 1:07 PM

The happy couple:

From Alicia & Steph's wedding
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4 Comments on “Wedding Report”

  1. Himself Says:

    Please pass along my congratulations and best wishes for many happy years together.

  2. the other teacher in the family... Says:

    Wish I could have been there ๐Ÿ™‚ Also…wish we had thought to get a babysitter!

  3. mom Says:

    Sorry we had to miss such a wonderful celebration. Looks like mac & omi stole just a bit of the attention! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great pics.

  4. Suzy-Q Says:

    It was a beautiful wedding full of it’s up’s and down’s. But now that’s it’s over, I wish it wasn’t. Even though there are some who can’t be happy for two adults (who haven’t left each other’s side for more than two minutes in over five years) getting married, everyone who was involved gave their all to make sure it was as wonderful as they had hoped for.

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