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January 14, 2003

January 12, 2002 The

Wedding Picture January 12, 2002 The perfect day. The perfect place. An intimate gathering of dearest family and friends. The bride and groom, the best man, the matron and maid of honor all came cross-country, as did some special friends and the groom's family. (Fortunately, the bride's family, the Green Llama, who also dashingly served as groomsman, and most of the guests were local.)

The bride walked in to the theme from Anne of Green Gables. A civil ceremony, during which the magistrate mispronounced the bride's name not once, nor twice, but three times, much to everyone's amusement. When the judge asked everyone if they were in support of the marriage, there was a lingering pause; no one had expected the question or knew if they should speak up. The groom turned and gave an expectant look, at which point the bride grinned as everyone burst into laughter and voiced their approval. The bride dabbed happily at her eyes with her gloves, until slipped some tissue by her resourceful attendants. Fortunately the groom, suited and vested smartly, pronounced her name smilingly and correctly. Though she'd planned and obsessed to an unnatural degree, the bride said "I do" to the judge instead of the groom, placed the groom's ring on the wrong hand, and forgot her bouquet as she walked with her new husband blissfully down the aisle to "Linus & Lucy" (yes, the Peanuts theme).

The newlyweds made the rounds amongst their guests, who were seated at tables named for places from the world of Austen. A brunch reception immediately ensued, generating comments such as "the best wedding food I've ever had!" from several guests. The best man, the maid of honor, and matron of honor gave heartfelt, touching toasts that had everyone by turns laughing and crying. There was the cutting of the cake, a first dance, and as you can see, bubbles were blown as the couple scampered off (into the car, and then once around the block). Later in the evening, most of the wedding party and friends went out for pizza. There was a jukebox, the bride selected "Rocky Raccoon" and nearly the entire table burst into vocal accompaniment.

Yours, &c., LC | 04:53 PM | | Comments (6)

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hope you guys had a very happy anniversary!

Posted by: the green llama at January 15, 2003 07:50 AM

hope you guys had a very happy anniversary!

Posted by: the green llama at January 15, 2003 07:50 AM

We did - had a cozy, low key kind of day. Brunch at IHOP, ran some errands, got some phone calls from friends and family. We forgot to defrost the cake, so it's now been moved from the freezer. Hopefully we'll get to have some by the weekend!

Posted by: Lady Crumpet at January 15, 2003 01:08 PM

We did - had a cozy, low key kind of day. Brunch at IHOP, ran some errands, got some phone calls from friends and family. We forgot to defrost the cake, so it's now been moved from the freezer. Hopefully we'll get to have some by the weekend!

Posted by: Lady Crumpet at January 15, 2003 01:08 PM

*nearly sobbing at the beautiful literary-ness of it all*

Posted by: Cordelia at January 17, 2003 09:20 PM

*nearly sobbing at the beautiful literary-ness of it all*

Posted by: Cordelia at January 17, 2003 09:20 PM