Thursday, March 4, 2010

Waffley Wedded Wife

My Mom receives tons and tons of "funny" and "joke" e-mails from one of my Uncles and from a dear friend of hers.  Many of them don't tickle my funny bone, many make me scoff, and even more of them get deleted from my desktop before I ever open them. (sorry guys, I just don't have time to read them - it's a business e-mail address we all get the same e-mails on all 3 computers).

Anyways, Mom does read many of them and watches many of the videos and today this one made her laugh and so, since I was sitting there, a willing victim she decided to share...



Hilarious!  I actually laughed at that one.  Because we all know it's not really that funny but she's so unbelieveably nervous that it's got the best of her and she's in that place, somewhere between laugh and cry where hysteria lives.  I have soooo been there, in fact, once a month, when my hormones take control (ok, who are we kidding their in control all month but once a month I might blame them for my lack of will power to battle with the estrogen) I have a nice long visit with hysteria and we decide if it should just be a one hour coffee or if she should move on in for a week or so. 

The other reason it got me today though was because it threw me back to my own wedding.  Oh, we've talked about the Barfing Bride, I might have even mentioned that as Corey and I strode up the aisle, together for the first time as Man and Wife, beaming in all our "waffley wedded bliss" someone (who shall remain nameless because he felt so bad!) stepped on my train.  So in the video you see..."We're happy, we're walking, we're walking really fast, there's Ashley and Corey, there's Corey, wait!!! There's Corey?  Where's Ashley, oh! There she is, and the Judges score?  A perfect 10 for recovery!"

We're walking...

Right after "the incident"
 But before that, while saying our vows it wasn't us who slipped up, it wasn't the part where my brother in law, who was then small enough to be a ring bearer fainted, it was when our pastor and dear friend Gary made a cardinal slip up.  See, he chose not to use the phrase, "Lawfully wedded" because he'd goofed up before or he didn't want to goof up.  We were down with that, but when it came time to present the rings, he asked for the "wedding wings", small slip up, but to this day it makes me giggle.  Oh, what a day....

And we recovered!

What's your funniest wedding memory?  From your wedding or someone elses, what do you remember about that magical day for someone that made you chuckle, giggle or laugh, so hard that maybe just a little pee slipped out?

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6 comments:

Melissa said...

We got married in my parent's picturesque back yard on the edge of town. There was a farm nearby with a newly acquired donkey. Sure enough, he brayed as we were walking down the aisle at the very end. Cuz who doesn't want a donkey's "he-haw" at their wedding?

Anonymous said...

Probably one of the funniest stories I know about weddings is your Grandparents.
They got married in 1941, now that alone is alot to fathum!!!

Pa was in Vancouver and had to make a Ship, no I don't mean Ferry. In those days it was an overnight ride on the boat between Vancouver and Victoria. He had to make it to the justice of the peace with a letter from your Great Grandfather giving permission to marry Gram. Well the justice of the peace was being a turkey and held Pa up until the very last minute. He ran out the door, through the streets of Vancouver litterally jumped on the boat as the ramps were rising only to find out there were no state rooms. There were no seats, no nothing. He had to ride outside for the entire trip and of course, it was raining. By the time he got to Victoria he was soaked. His sisters got out their irons for the wood stove and ironed and ironed his suit until it was most of the way dry. He had to get cleaned up again and head to the church. Well when he got there he walked into where the minister was and said finally I am here and proceeded to give him the detals of his ride. The minister had a blank look on his face. See he was prepard for a funeral not a wedding. He had to run home and change everything and come back for a wedding. Ok, so that is funny enough right? Nope... In those days they had pump organs. Gram all dressed in her war time wedding dress of blue (because she oculdn't afford a real wedding dress) headed down the isle without great grandpa because he was took broke to make it from Sask. She got part way down the isle and the organ broke down. Nothing but a horrible last note that faded off. Gram kept walking couldn't believe it, said her vows and they left the church for the festivities. Is that enough? Well no. They wanted to get some pictures from the photographer and friends and NO ONE had a picture. They spent years and even offered money for a picture of their wedding. Not one. To this day they have no visual memories of that day, but the day was so filled with amazing different funny wierd things that they have enough images in their mind. They are still alive today and happily married.

Our wedding was pretty uneventful that way except the fact that when Pastor Matt Dressler asked your Dad do you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife.. Dad said "yup" and then put the vail back over my face. Hummmmm that was almost 28 years ago.

Love you dear. I remember your wedding day and all that entailed. It was like watching a princess and her prince. I love you

Love always Mom // Grammy

Mya said...

I was at a wedding, and when the minister said "you may now kiss the bride" they started to kiss and the little ring bearer that was about 3 or 4 yelled out EWW GROSS!!!

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Ha! I love the pictures of the "incident". I have a similiar one from my wedding though it wasn't someone else that stepped on my dress, it was me. It happened when I was walking down the isle with my parents - I stepped on the front of the skirt. Then I laughed and gave it a one - two kick and kept going. No pictures though, too bad!

:)

Karie said...

No bloops or blunders on our wedding day (August 18th 1984)..... However when my girlfriend's daughter married for the first time... during the vows.....when they ask do you take so-'n-so to be your lawful wedded husband... she says" I take you Cody to be my awful wedded husband"... took her a bit before she realized what she had said....... loads of laughter ensued...!!!!!

Trish said...

We skipped down the aisle when we were leaving the church. Not really funny, but we had fun.
And then I had asked our pastor to play his bagpipes as we walked into the reception. I love bagpipes, but I rmembered, as we were walking into the reception behind him, I don't really like babpipes inside a room... far too loud as the music echoes & bounces off the walls. I love them OUTSIDE where the loud music has freedom to go where ever. So there is a very unflattering photo of me, as I am struggling with how loud is was. Ok, so I don't do well with things too loud...