Saturday, January 7, 2017

Shotgun Wedding

Sometimes you have to tear yourself away from the endless text stream coming at you from Putin and the Kremlin and get on with normal life. For me, that meant celebrating a wedding.

It was cowboy themed, which meant that the Groom and his men all wore boots, starched and ironed jeans, black hats (off in the Sanctuary), turquoise shirts and black waistcoats; the waistcoats went with the hats. They also sported shotgun shell boutonierres, and I resisted the temptation to talk about "shotgun weddings," though the urge was strong.

The Bridesmaids came in with the Groomsmen and wore turquoise dresses to go with the Groomsmen's shirts, they looked good, and then in came the Bride. She was nervous, along with the Groom and rightly so, for it's no small thing to get married, but both did well and made their vows with confidence.

They got a clap at the Peace (Pax) after "You may kiss the Bride." I was moved, good work, kids. And may God bless you with many happy and joyous years as you go through life together, with all its twists and ambushlike turns. But here's the thing, readers, all two of you.

The Bride and Groom were binary. That's right, the Bride was a woman and the Groom was a man. Far out, eh? And before you blast me for being a white privilege racist, that's OK, in #TrumpsAmerica.

Your Friend,



LL said...

A heterosexual wedding is a rarity in places like San Francisco, but from what I have heard, they do occur in Texas (outside of Austin). They are life, they are country, they reflect the values that will sustain the nation. It's only natural that progressives would put them down. I have no idea what reactions progs would have to shotgun boutonnieres, but I can assure you that it would not be positive...thus we need to have more of them.

Adrienne said...

Not a fan of themed weddings, a days any way they do them is better than none at all. Congrats to the couple.

Jules said...

And even the flower is's a Texas thing.

Nothing wrong with cowboy hats and boots though - I'm all for it.

LL said...

The only thing that would be better would be if the wedding party all had six guns holstered. On the announcement, "I now pronounce you man and wife" they all fire (a blank round) into the air.

I should be a Texas wedding planner.

LSP said...

I like that six gun solution, LL, and see a bright for you in Wedding Industry (WI). Jst probably not in Austin, or San Francisco.

LSP said...

Turquoise does seem to loom large in Texas, Jules. I don't know why, but it does.

LSP said...

Adrienne, I agree!

benilhalk said...

I am a big fan of themed weddings. The themed weddings can make any ceremony enjoyable and full of excitement. We recently got married at the outdoor New York wedding venues and had a fun rainbow themed ceremony which everyone enjoyed to the fullest.