These preparations in and of themselves aren't humorous. In the context of our ceremony and our Rabbi's remarks they are.
Before we went to break our glasses, our Rabbi explained how we had erred to all of our guests. He started off by stating that we hadn't met a detail we didn't address. (His words were more stately but try as I might I can't remember the exact words.) He pointed out that couples break glasses to scare away any bad spirits. As we had muffled the glass so well, our guests needed to make as much noise as possible when we stomped the glasses.
Luckily our guests made lots of noise. Why? Because neither one of us is entirely sure whether or not we broke our glass. I know that I was so afraid of not breaking mine after our Rabbi's remarks that I totally smashed my foot down hard into the stage.
When we recovered somewhat from our fit of giggles, it was time for the kiss.
If you've just joined us for the recaps and want to catch up, here's what we've done so far.
- Highlighted my dress and how it almost didn't happen.
- cubes and I took our turn in the spotlight for our portraits.
- The bridespeople get herded for photos.
- Socks captured!
- The groomspeople get herded for photos.
- The wedding party struck a pose.
- I get veiled.
- The best man and Diva of Honor signed our marriage license.
- In turn, our witnesses, cubes and I, and our rabbi signed our ketubah.
- Family congratulated us while we waited for ceremony time.
- Then the chuppah was readied.
- The Rabbi and the chuppah proceeded down the aisle.
- Our grandmothers, cubes' attendants, and cubes walked down the aisle.
- The girls went next, and then it was my turn and I walked down the aisle with my parents.
- Once we were both at the chuppah, it was time to get married!
Credits: All photographs unless noted otherwise were taken by Jessica Palopoli and Vanessa Naylon. Bride's dress: Vintage I.Magnin, reconstructed by Miss Velvet Cream. Bride's hat and veil: Estar Hats. Bride's and Girls' makeup by Guille of The Lobby Salon. Bride's and Girls' hair styled by Catherine Walters. Bride's hair color and cut by John Skinner and Louise Frost of CODE Salon, respectively. Groom's hair by Cindy Lopez of Azure Salon. Groom's suit: Vintage Gucci from Sui Generis, reconstructed by Miss Velvet Cream. Girls' dresses: Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom and Macy*s. Girls' necklaces: GemKitty. Boys' ties: The Limited. Boys' shirts: Proper Cloth.