September 9, 2009

"My waffle-y wedded wife..."

A reader writes: "I love your blog and immediately thought of you when I watched this at the Anchoress' blog." The video:



The Anchoress post is here.

By the way, I did laugh — more than once — during our recent and oh-so-private wedding, but I won't tell you the things that made me laugh (other than sheer happiness).

34 comments:

Kensington said...

The foot stomping kills me. It makes her seem extra charming, fun, and, frankly, pretty hot.

Kensington said...

Also, any woman who's willing to look past that godawful goatee is definitely a keeper.

blake said...

I thought you were legally obliged to post all your personal info on the blog.

<checks contract>

<can't find contract>

Huh. I want my money back.

<looks for receipt>

traditionalguy said...

There is hope for the future. Beautiful video of "real" people in love.

AJ Lynch said...

The minister resembles the CA state rep who was bonking the lobbyists.

David said...

As long as she's not laughing at him, it's going to be a great marriage. Be smart, big boy, you've got a keeper here.

Slow Joe said...

She kinda looked drunk to me! Not that I blame her.

She's lovely, though. Those little screw ups are all many kids remember from their weddings. A wedding without snags is one nervous kids can't recall.

MadisonMan said...

The officiant doesn't seem to get the joke. Either that or he has a second job as a straight man.

kimsch said...

The officiant is his father, the other man is her father.

vw: sinhata - sidharta's sister?

Laura(southernxyl) said...

So who did the "Princess Bride" line - "Say 'man and wife!'"?

Robert Cook said...

That was totally charming; it's nice to think they might be one of those couples who stay married for many many years, always in easy harmony with one another.

miller said...

Weddings only go perfectly in soap operas.

Every wedding I've been to has had funny moments:

* an usher fainting and falling over during the ceremony
* a kid throwing the rose petals at the audience
* a minister getting the names completely wrong because he's using a previous wedding's program
* a bride's mother who's wearing black because she really can't stand the guy

etc.

it's the stuff America is made of - humor in solemn moments

MrBuddwing said...

At least he didn't say "Awfully wedded wife..." ("Four Weddings and a Funeral," right?)

And what was that the bride popped into her mouth? A Tic-Tac???

Bissage said...

. . . and they lived happily ever after.

knox said...

"and pancake-y" That would have cracked me up too! But I love puns. Despite their bad reputation.

peter hoh said...

Knox, don't get all syrupy.

ricpic said...

Slight overreaction on the bride's part. Nervous. I can remember a wedding at which the bride was so nervous her high heels wobbled at the I do's.

EDH said...

Not as bad as uncontrollable laughter just prior to consummation.

Fred4Pres said...

I liked the pancakey part too. Who doesn't like pancakes.

Pogo said...

My sister did the same thing when hubby said With this wing I thee wed. All her bridesmaids broke up when sis said weawy?

They're still married, nearly 35 years now.

Still makes me laugh to think of it.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

So who did the "Princess Bride" line - "Say 'man and wife!'"?

Prince Humperdink.

I don't know these people but I think I really like them. They look like fun and happy folks. Great start to their marriage....laughing their asses off and making Princess Bride jokes. I see good things for them.

David said...

"With this wing I thee red . . ."

I've heard that twice.

David said...

"Wealy?"

Funny sis, Pogo.

Pogo said...

I was the altar boy, not 5 feet away. First time I ever heard Oh, I gotta pee said in church, much less by an adult, and even rarer, so loud everyone could hear.

The priest was not amused. Probably thinking, Goddamned Irish.

paul a'barge said...

I'm with David on this ... definitely a keeper. Nothing more wonderful than starting a relationship destined to last the rest of your life with someone with a wonderful sense of humor and an even more endearing laugh.

Laura(southernxyl) said...

I know, DBQ, I meant in the video here, at 1:48.

I see now that it is the groom.

knox said...

Peter: love it!! You really know how to butter me up.

Jason (the commenter) said...

They say you should marry someone who can make you laugh, so clearly she picked the right guy.

bagoh20 said...

Nothing more beautiful or terrifying to a man than a woman laughing with abandon. This is the beautiful kind. Enjoy it kids.

Methadras said...

Kensington said...

Also, any woman who's willing to look past that godawful goatee is definitely a keeper.


I hate the goatee. It just screams goober. Ken Caminetti used to wear a goatee when he played for the Padres some years back and people emulated it all over the place in town. It was stupid and I see people to this day still wearing this style. Ugh!!!

Methadras said...

Joy, happiness, and exuberance at the spirit of a blessed union. Awesome way to start.

sonicfrog said...

WOW. I wasn't thinking Ken Caminetti, more like Kenneth Branagh. But since you mention it.... yeah, that is a Cammie.

PS. Didn't know you were in SD. I lived there until 96, and still go back for gigs (just there a few weeks ago).

jacksonianlawyer said...

There's 2:24 of my life I've wasted. Ok, I confess - it was really only a little over a minute; watching that clip gave me a headache.

Laura(southernxyl) said...

jacksonianlawyer said...

There's 2:24 of my life I've wasted. Ok, I confess - it was really only a little over a minute; watching that clip gave me a headache.


You expected something other than what it turned out to be?