A Hidden Challenge of Being the Bride and Groom

We were blessed to be able to go to a wonderful wedding yesterday for another one of my remarkable nephews and his equally remarkable bride.

The wedding ceremony was held outside under perfect conditions, where the bride and groom shared a beautiful set of vows with each other.

After a fun outdoor reception, it was time to head inside for the dinner.

The food was delicious, and in somewhat of a surprise, I recognized much of the music that the DJ was playing in the background.

After dinner, tables were cleared and people started to pack the dance floor. This time around, I wasn’t quite sure what most of the music being played was. What happened to Color My World by Chicago? πŸ™‚

Anyway, it wasn’t too long before the servers brought out dessert and people took a break to check out the dessert table.

It was at this point that I happened to look over at the table where the bride and groom were seated during dinner, and I noticed they had not touched anything on their plates.

The photo above offers proof. A stuffed flounder on one plate, and filet mignon on the other.

The bride and groom had been spending most of their time walking around and chatting with people, as well as out on the dance floor.

They were obviously having a great time, and dinner was not a priority.

I’m not sure if skipping dinner lead to some late-night hunger pangs, but the adrenaline of the day likely carried them through.

Perhaps part of a wedding planner’s responsibility should be to ensure that the couple eats some of their dinner.

Maybe at a future wedding, I’ll be able to take pictures of the bride and groom being fed spoonfuls of their dinner while out on the dance floor.

That’s what I would call white-glove service…

Congratulations, Lauren and Mark, and I wish you many happy years of love and marriage!


48 thoughts on “A Hidden Challenge of Being the Bride and Groom

  1. I remember my wife and me eating well at our wedding. We often joke about how few things in life distract us from eating. Apparently, getting married never stopped us.

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  2. Congratulations to the happy couple. Somehow, I doubt that food was the first thing on their minds as they left the reception, though maybe they found a creative way of enjoying a late night nibble?

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  3. I don’t think I ate at my wedding, either. The bride and groom are always busy greeting their guests. Yes, food is their low priority. I’m glad you were there to enjoy and celebrate your nephew’s wedding.

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  4. It reminds me of Obama’s 60th you wrote about – not much time for anything at all when there are so many guests to greet. I hope they had a wonderful time and have a wonderful life togeteher.

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  5. Since I follow you on a weekly basis and am always one week behind I think I’ll take this opportunity to comment on as many of the past week before last’s posts here all in swell foop!

    Forgot Jim Croce was a Villanova grad. He was and still is one of my favs. Go to the first post on my new blog for proof!

    I have often said that California leads the nation with cutting edge and hopefully more successful than not cutting edge solutions to many mostly new problems. So proud to be an open minded California girl as I posted about on my now close to defunct and thus private old blog.

    My favorite high school teacher sang in the choir at my synagogue, though she was not Jewish. I think she is still among us but in any case my kids also saw her in concert at the synagogue in their younger years. As far as possibly teaching the grandkids of some of your former pupils at some point in the future, I would consider it a badge of honor as well as a conversation starter between generations. Besides that, most of us remember fondly the teachers who taught us well, made learning enjoyable, and/or had some very positive and probably long-lasting impact on our lives. In those cases we would definitely highly recommend said teacher to our progeny.

    Zipper merging would only worker if each driver performs as they should to keep it moving and working. Since there is always one ferociously independent or just downright nasty and narcissistic driver in every merging lane, I don’t see much of a practical future for this concept. Let me know if you ever get to experience it in practice, though.

    I was also a starving bride at my wedding (reception) because my also starving groom didn’t know most of the attendees so I had to take him around and introduce him to everyone individually. My daughter and her husband were much smarter and therefore had a lot more fun and comfort at their wedding. I didn’t recognize most of the music they played, either. I mean, they only know a lot of songs from our era because they’ve been covered by more current artists. I love pointing that out to them!


    1. Thanks, Sue for all that reading!

      Jim Croce is one of my favorites as well…

      and I also like the progressive nature of California…

      I think the oddsa re slim that I will teach a grandchild, but it would be quite a conversation!

      I agree that zipper merging requires 100% cooperation, and thus has little chance of working in practice.

      And I have no idea what I did at my wedding – and musically I am stuck in the 70s, which seems like a pretty good time period to be stuck in.

      I just tried to access your new site; but I guess it’s the old one since it is set to private. What is the link to your new one?


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