I like them!!!
I like them!!!
Anita they are lovely!
They are, indeed.
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Another piece of happy news: my coworker who's gravely ill in France just emailed me and said he's up for Skype-crashing the wedding! He can only think week-to-week, but he's aiming for next Saturday!
Now, to either get Skype to work on my coworker's Android with unlimited data, or to recruit my sister's uber-hackery bf to tether something with his iPhone...But we are going to make this happen!
It's amazing that people can will themselves to live for something while so ill, isn't it?
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Anita, that would be wonderful. I'll send good thoughts to France for your friend.
So I just got home from a wedding that included an interpretive dance. As part of the ceremony.
one of my favorite weddings I've attended had the officiant do a live rendition of "Sweet Transvestite" in full Frank N Furter drag after the ceremony (with the bride, groom, and wedding party providing backup). Officiant wore a suit to do the ceremony though
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The groom's sister, allegedly a professional ballerina, performed the dance. It was mostly tendus and arm waving and rapid running in circles around the "happy couple". I have taken about a year and a half of adult beginning ballet and am fairly certain I could have performed that choreography. We were told it was symbolic of the music that the bride and groom heard in their heads before they met and how they found each other across a room and began to dance because their music was the same. The ceremony also included their mothers each having a turn reading a rather eulogy like tribute to their respective children. The bride (the theatre person of the pair) sat there making very large and dramatic and possibly rehearsed facial expressions in response to everything. The vows were all about having adventures and being fans and finding mischief. (Good luck with that sustaining a marriage in the long term). I cannot even begin to describe the music. Most pop songs common at weddings do not translate well when performed as operatic arias by Miss Iowa (and we knew she was formerly Miss Iowa thanks to the bios on the back of the "playbill"). There were also costume changes for the dancer and the officiant (the bride's sister ordained on the web last month). And they tied a knot in some rope to symbolize the unity of the community. At the end, her sister pronounced them "a happy couple".
And the reception was in the theatre lobby which does not have room for tables, chairs or people to do anything but go into the theatre. There was apparently "entertainment". But we didn't stay long enough for that. A picture on FB this morning appears as if their dog was involved in the entertainment.
A "new age" ceremony?
I'm all for modern touches; but, prefer a little more tradition than that.
I truly went just for the entertainment. The bride is an acquaintance of mine as are both of her parents and her mother is a good friend of my mother-in-law. I was my sister-in-law's plus one. My mother-in-law, the friend who was her plus one (father-in-law didn't want to go near this, he is very traditional), and I were enjoying the absurdity of it all, while sister-in-law (as my husband predicted) was all weepy and proclaiming it the greatest wedding ever.
Wow..... While I am glad that the couple made their ceremony "their own", I think it would have been hard for me to keep from laughing. And I think I would have stayed for the entertainment, just out of curiosity. Please try to find out more about how the dog fit into it.
I will not complain ever again about my family's weddings.
I would have loved to see that kind of offbeat wedding.
The bride's mother used some humor in her "tribute" talk. Then she felt bad and asked us if we thought it was inappropriate at the reception. She had been told it was to be "solemn". I told her this thing needed some levity, her response, "true, and people needed an excuse to laugh since I followed THAT DANCE".
A lot of the "ceremony" would have been lovely in a different context. The words from the mothers would have been nice at a rehearsal dinner or in shortened form as a toast at the reception. And the theatrical touches (since the bride works in theatre) would have been cute in the context of just the reception--having a "playbill" with the menu or something like that. But in the way they did it, it was all just over the top.