My shifts at the marriage factory have been slow lately, averaging 5 or 6 couples. Today, things were a bit busier. I married 15 couples in 3 1/2 hours. That's one couple every 14 minutes. For the entire time I had at least one couple waiting to be married.
In such a whirlwind, a few stood out:
The couple who held their 2-month-old as they said the vows. The mom/bride was so happy she grinned ear to ear the entire time. The dad/groom looked shellshocked, but relieved after the ceremony.
The couple whose toddler would not stop running around the wedding room, pulling on everything. I rarely stop a ceremony, but I did twice to try to stop the kid. No dice.
The couple who were obviously completely in love with each other and with getting married. He was wearing a suit with a boutonniere and she had a simple lace dress and wrist corsage. I don't get choked up often, but that one had me smiling very broadly.
The couple whose guest was just a minute away from joining them - for 15 minutes.
Lovely clothes, bridal division:
- Black-and-white checked minidress with black heels and a canary yellow cardigan
- 2 floor-length shoulderless gowns, one floral with a beaded neckpiece and one red and scalloped
- Turquoise Chanel-inspired suit
- A few lace dresses, all perfectly appropriate