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|Roman Trattoria ©KatVitulanoPhotos|
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
|All you need is love. ©KatVitulanoPhotos|
Young, beautiful, in love. I grabbed a photo of this sweet scene as I passed by a couple after their wedding ceremony at the beach. And of course, it got me reminiscing about my wedding day many, many years earlier. I had an awful wedding. Not by accident. Because I’m so practical.
My husband & I were given money from our respective parents to plan our special day. So, the planning began, & involved a nice restaurant by the water, room with a beautiful view, great food & drink, nice musical entertainment. The reservations were made & the deposits to hold the dates were sent. Then, I changed my mind.
“This is not practical & a waste of money” I said. “So much expense for one day, over in a few hours. It’s not worth it. Lets buy a house instead.” My husband, being the easy going guy he is, agreed. “Sure whatever you want.”
So I cancelled the wedding & re-booked a smaller, much less expense place, away from the water, but conveniently located on a highway. The event was shortened from 5 hours to 3 hours, the room adequate, the food ok, and the musical entertainment changed from a 5-piece band to two guys playing guitars. We did not do the father/bride, or the mother/groom dance. No removing the garter belt from my leg, or tossing a bouquet. “Stupid, embarrassing traditions”, I mumbled to myself.
The cake was cut, coffee served & our 3-hour “adequate & practical” wedding day was over. I wrote the check after haggling the bar bill with the restaurant owner (yes, people who saw me even commented, “I’ve never seen a bride settling her own wedding check before”). And we bought a house.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Hope yours was memorable.