Good news. It appears I will soon add "minister" to my list of credentials. The already impressive dossier contains notable items such as "able to sleep with my eyes open," and "most likely to sacrifice a small child for the opportunity to pen a best seller." Naturally, you see why my friends chose me to head the ceremony for what will be one of the most important and memorable days of their lives.
Who are these people and what have they been drinking? "Craft beers" is the answer to the second part of that question and "Katie and Nathan" is the answer to the first. Blair and I met with them today over brunch at 1618 Seafood Grille to discuss ceremony details.
I decided to bring my freelance skills to the table. Often when meeting with new clients, I ask them to throw out a few words that describe the feel they want for their website. It's useful because the super-serious CPA who I would have thought was all buttoned-up is suddenly tossing out words like, "family-friendly," "sincere," and "light hearted." So I wanted to know from Katie and Nathan, what words did they hope people would use to describe their ceremony?
"Magical," Nathan responded promptly.
Katie nodded. "Magical is the word he's been using," she said.
I could feel Blair's "You are so screwed" smirk boring into me. I punched him under the table.
"So, um, magical," I said. "Great. Absolutely. Any other words come to mind?"
They looked at each other they way only two people insanely in love can and gave a mutual shrug before turning back to me. "No, magical is pretty much it," they said. Then they both stared at me with big trusting Bambi eyes.
Oh. My. GOD.
So listen up, peeps. You are all on assignment. Text, e-mail or post on this blog your favorite moment from any wedding you've been to. What made you laugh, cry, smile? What words or moment stood out for you? What do you wish you had done differently in your wedding?
Send me all the answers then tap your ruby slippers together three times, clap quickly if you believe in fairies and throw a penny down a well, making the wish each time that I give this adorable oh-so-in-love couple the magical wedding of their dreams.