I know it’s blurry, but it’s one of my favorites, because everyone was laughing. One of the things that characterized the wedding in my mind was just how much laughter there was. It was wonderful.
There were also tense moments as well, such as just before it was time for Kelly to go in. We had an unheard-of hour of downtime before the ceremony during which we had to wait. One of the topics of conversation was Candide and cannibalism. Of course, Kelly was impatient. To distract her from pacing, she and I played a few games of speed chess. (She won the first game, and we didn’t get to finish the second.)
What’s really amusing to me is that when I was going through Ian the Photographer’s photos, I came across a picture of Philip and Eric playing checkers on the same board.
Anyways, the ceremony itself was lovely, as was the actual wedding. I’m glad my services as back-up bride were not needed, and as a witness were put to good use. I managed to work in The Importance of Being Earnest and The Sparrow into my toast, references which were lost on most of the audience, but Kelly got them, and that’s what mattered. (An earlier draft also included Lord of the Rings and Dune, but that ran a little long. Alas.) Afterward, we dodged Ian best we could, until Kelly and Philip could make their grand getaway.
Kali and I were left behind watching them drive off. This is another favorite picture. It, ahem, does remind me a little bit of our running joke about Scandalous Headnotes… but also of cousins, and how much I love Kali, when sometimes it seems a miracle we’re friends at all. ❤
We went to the Brubakers’ after-party at Kelly’s grandmother’s house, and then I drove away, leaving Oklahoma behind me.
Kali likes to make me squirm… Anyroad, there ’tis. A rather short and sweet summary. (Mainly an excuse to post some pictures.)