Sorry I haven't written lately. The weddings have been nice, but not noteworthy until this week. The hall is closed next Friday, so perhaps many couples decided to take the plunge a week early. I did 10 ceremonies Friday morning, and the groups ranged from two (just the couple) to a full house. The cutest wedding featured the bride, groom, and their infant daughter, who was strapped to Mommy's chest. The little girl had just learned to blow raspberries, so the ceremony was punctuated with slobbery lips. When she would get a little fussy, Mom would rock back and forth a little. I found myself doing likewise a couple times, and it always worked. I'll try that again next time we have a fussy 5-year-old.
I always advise a couple to make a child part of the ceremony if they like, or if there could be squirming and crying. In one of the other ceremonies, a toddler became part of the wedding, and "helped" when the rings were exchanged by grabbing Daddy's ring and hurling it to the ground. Luckily, Daddy picked it up and put it on Mommy's finger,and there you go - married!
Two notable dresses this week: an old-fashioned wedding dress - long-sleeved with lace decolletage - very lovely, and a traditional Korean wedding dress like this: http://www.newbridal.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/korean-wedding-dress-6.jpg - that looked kind of uncomfortable.
The well-dressed nerd - cardigan, bow tie, and horn-rimmed glasses, a la Pharrell Williams or Russell Westbrook.