Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer of Love: Then Comes Marriage

This round of battered charts gathers the wedding samplers I have stitched.
Carolina Cross Stitch, A Wedding Sampler (for my older cousin) * Bruna, Bride's Quilt (the reverse gives a Christmas colorway so you can make ornaments) (stitched for a dear friend) * Marilynn and Jackie's Collectibles, Wreath Wedding (cousin) * Chessie and Me, Be Thee Mine (anniversary present for the dude) * Imaginating, Our Beginning (for another cousin)

To enter to win, please leave a comment on this post only, answering the question: what was the funniest thing that happened at a wedding you attended?


Peggy Lee said...

ohhhh...these couldn't have been offered at a better time!
Let's see....I can't really think of anything that is "America's Funniest Home Video's" funny,and they sure didn't think it was funny at the time but my son and new daugher-in-laws cake became part of the upholstery of the baker's vehicle when she had the lame-brained idea to put the tiers together BEFORE transporting it to the reception!! She was mortified! word verification for this comment is "FLUSHIN"

Jane said...

At my wedding, my husband had been measured incorrectly for his tux (brown, with an orange ruffled shirt, care to guess the decade?)and his pants just about fell off. We had to safty pin his pants to his shirt.
We still laugh about it.

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Kat said...

At my wedding, my husband, instead of pushing cake into my face, decided instead to try to eat my hand as I was feeding him. No one was expecting that! (He also got caught looking at my chest by the videographer - and then gave him the thumbs up sign! Classy!)

Kathryn said...

Let's see, I never win anything, but I did have a funny wedding. The hairdresser had no idea what to do with my hair, so I was late starting out. When my white haired father-in-law came in to see what was taking so long, the hairdresser asked, "Is that the groom?" Then I locked my suitcase with my underwear in it and gave my keys to my the chapel. I was an hour late. The rehearsal dinner was in Evanston, Illinois, a dry town, so there was no booze at the rehearsal dinner. My father took everyone back to their house and drank until dawn. He was so hungover he didn't know what side to stand on to walk me down the aisle. A good friend was the organist and I gave him carte blanche to play whatever he wanted. I walked down the aisle to the Northwestern Fight Song (well the chapel was on campus). After the reception, we headed to the airport with my maid of honor who had an early flight in a black stretch Caddy hearse. The traffic was so bad that my friend, Rich, who was driving, drove on the margin (and in the ditch), but got her to her flight on time.

And just to make all things perfect, the hotel in Montreal that we spent our honeymoon in was in renovation. We arrived at 11 pm to a card table in the lobby with a light on a cable. The hallways had no carpets, but luckily the room was gorgeous. It even had the first remote control curtains we had ever seen, which gave the Catholic girls school across the street a thrill when my nude husband was standing at the window when I press the button not knowing it would open the curtains.

Alice said...

The funniest thing happened at my wedding! Our priest was a newly ordained fellow from Vietnam. Ours was only his second wedding and he was nervous. He was nervous for his first wedding too and had written in the names of the bride and groom in the appropriate spots on his 'script'. For our wedding he erased and changed the groom's name but forgot to change the bride's name.

I happen to have 5 given names and as luck would have it, the name on the script Christine, is not one of them. So I married Rick, but Rick married Christine.... I giggled my way through the whole exchange of vows and on our way down the aisle my brother ticked off my names on his fingers and asked if he had forgotten one!

Our names in the register and on the license etc were correct so we were legal, but I like to tell my dh that I never promised to obey.

Sadie said...

A friends wedding was the first time I was leaving my son with someone else for the night. I was still brast feeding but he was with my mum with formula so all was set for some alcohol :-)
My friend and I used the disposable camera placed on our table to document the growth of my boobs ( and our increasing drunkeness) throughout the evening and into the night. We left the camera for the happy couple to develop. I didn't hear anything but I would have loved to see those pictures. Still makes me giggle. The happy couple are now happily divorced.

Denise said...

Nope nothing real funny - felt more like a tragedy! My flowers did not arrive at my wedding in time. DH is on the phone 20 minutes before wedding yelling at the florist. They showed up during the wedding! Then our wedding was the last wedding the preacher would preform before retiring. He wanted to make it "special." My dad is fearful of crowds to begin with - so the preacher decides to give two LONG prayers and instead of releasing Dad to the pews - he kept the poor man at my side for 20 minutes!!! Our wedding lasted nearly an hour! To this date almost 22 years later - we have yet to watch the whole ceremony - it is terribly boring!

I have an aunt that was to walk down the aisle at 4:30. At 4:25 she walked through the door. Her hair was not done nor was her makeup. They were together though until my uncle's death.

At a cousin's reception it was time to throw the bouquet. The other girls were so excited that when the bride threw it 3-4 girls fell forward and faceplanted themselves into the floor. I was at the rear of the group - as they fell forward the bouquet landed in my hand.

We were engaged in less than 24 hours later and married 4 months and 1 week after their wedding!

Smiles - Denise

Anonymous said...

I don't need the charts, but I thought I'd share what happened at my wedding:

My now ex-hubby and I had promised not to do the thing where you smash cake into each other's faces, but my new hubby decided to smear it on me anyway. I punched him right in the face and the room got reeeealllly quiet... then my dad says, "well, I guess I don't have to worry about her taking care of herself" and everyone laughed then. Well, except for me & groom.

Stitchinowl said...

At my wedding, the assistant pastor held up extremely large white cards with each individual vow as she told us to say our vows. We could barely keep from bursting out laughing. I guess she thought we couldn't remember a couple of words for each vow! Ours was the first wedding she officiated since the pastor was on vacation in Germany that week. Hopefully, she got the hang of it since then LOL
Thanks for the generous contest.

Caroline said...

Great question! The woman I was living with the summer I met my DH told the story at my wedding about the night we met and how I didn't come home until 2am (I was only 15....) It was quite embarrassing.

Your giveaway charts are lovely! Thanks for the contest.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if my story can compare to some of them here, but I'll tell it anyway.

When the bakery delivered the cake the reception hall, they placed it on a table in front of a west facing window. Shades/curtains were open, and the didn't put a screen behind the cake.

At some point early in the reception, the frosting on the back of the cake melted and slid off onto the table.

We have great pictures of the reception workers trying to put the frosting back on the cake. It still tasted good, though. And it didn't bring bad luck; we celbrate our 18th anniversary in August.

Carol S.

Susan said...

I can't top Kathryn's story of her husband flashing the Catholic girls, but we still laugh about my sister's wedding. There were new candles on the altar and the candlelighters tried valiantly for about five minutes to get them lit while the soloist was singing "You Light Up My Life." I thought my husband and I would be asked to leave since we were laughing so hard.

I don't need the charts, but thank you for some good laughs.

C in DC said...

Since I just won some charts, please share the bounty with someone else.

At the wedding where I met my future DH, one of the groomsmen (a Navy officer) lobbed a dinner roll across the room. It landed perfectly down the cleavage of one of guests (a college classmate of the bride's). Nearly the whole room saw it happen, almost like it was in slow motion in a movie. Fortunately, the bride, groom, and guest all thought it was funny, too.

Jane said...

Thank you so much for the charts! They arrived safely.