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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Wedding Recap...


Weddings are weddings. Each the same and each different with the obvious bride, groom, locations, ect. Wedding guests are the same, too. They clump together with the people they know, they dance, they're friendly to other guests, and they feel honored to have been invited.
The first wedding we went to was one where I'd only met the groom a few times, and never the bride. I spent most of my time hanging with my hubby and observing the other guests.
The second wedding was close friends - friends that are really, truly family. Those are the best weddings, hands down, because you have that connection - not just with the bride and groom, but with most of the guests. You're hanging out with friends and celebrating.
The third wedding was a cross between the above. The groom is Godfather to our children, and even though he and his new wife have been together for quiet a while, we haven't had the opportunity to really get to know her. Our lives have taken different paths over the past few years, so the ability to socialize has been nonexistent making part of that connection awkward and lost, but underneath that the reason the friendship was formed is still there. It was a beautiful wedding, and one of the most unique receptions we've ever been to.
The picture is of the reception site, an old tavern built in 1794 that has been restored over the past few years. There was food throughout the building - a kids room - chafing dishes of mac n' cheese and chicken fingers in a bunk room complete with beds and an old wood burning stove, coffee room, and various appetizers in each room. Guests were encouraged to investigate the building, take pictures, and find a place to hang out. Tables were spread through each of the rooms and outside. Candles were everywhere (I don't think the main house has electric). It was kind of hard to see, but not too bad (for adults - it stressed the younger K's out, big time). As the place filled with people, it got horribly hot - bad enough K3 nearly passed out and had to go outside for some air. We ended up leaving early because of that and the general fatigue of the younger kids.
And now, for now, we're done with the wedding circuit. As of right now, the next wedding on the horizon is my cousin's - which will have to travel for, but it's not for about 18 months or so.
The recent weddings just bring home that one day we'll most likely be the parents of the groom and bride. And that'll be a totally different perspective on weddings.
I only hope it's not for a long while!
Behave!

9 comments:

sailorcross said...

I just don't get it!! You've been to HOW many weddings just this summer? I haven't been to a wedding in years!!

Oh, let's not even think about your K's getting married yet! My kids though--they're 27, 25 and 23. Don't you think it's time they start moving along in this direction? No, they're just not ready and I don't know if they'll ever be.

Beth

Jo said...

My wedding circuit was pretty much the same...only I went to 2 weddings, not 3. Wedding #1 was exactly like your wedding #1 (Note - they were two completely separate weddings.) Wedding #2 - same as yours...literally!! The pictures ALONE, are proof that it was awesome. There was a wedding #3 on my calendar, in August, but I couldn't make it due to money issues. It was for a former coworker.

I'm not ready for the day the K's get married...can we NOT think about it> I'm having a hard enough time dealing with K1 being the age he is, K2 getting her driver's license, K3 and K4 growing up so fast. *sigh* Life flies when you're having fun, right? :o)

Victoria said...

Beth,
I guess it was just a season for weddings for us!
Your kids will be ready when they're ready - hopefully, for your sake, it's not all at the same time! lol
V.

Victoria said...

Jo,
Wedding #2 was definitely a riot, as the pictures prove! lol What's Jo short for again? LOL

I'm so not ready to think about the K's walking down the aisle, but it's out there...some day...and I find myself watching the parents more than the bride and groom! Weird stuff...cosmically weird!

Time flies whether you're having fun or not! LOL Luckily, we seem to be having fun!
:)

Jo said...

Yeah, Thank God we have each other...'cause otherwise, we'd be bored and miserable! I love you! :o)

As for paying more attention to the parents, well your brain is preparing you for what's down the road...watch and learn I guess. :o)

Jo is short for, I'm gonna slap the next person who askes me that! HA!

*hugs*

Victoria said...

I love the answer we came up with at the wedding! LOL
Love you, too! :)

Jo said...

LOL ummm....tee hee....I don't remember what that was! Ummm....lol

Jo said...

LOL ummm....tee hee....I don't remember what that was! Ummm....lol

Victoria said...

I'll tell you what it was next time I talk to you! LOL