That Was Fun
Posted on February 21, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 23 Comments
The reason I was in DC this weekend was that I was officiating the wedding of my friends Emily Weise and Michael King (now each taking the name of Weise-King), and I have to say it was a whole lot of fun, from the robot cake toppers to the part where a significant portion of the men dropped their pants, linked arms in a circle and bellowed lustily to the strains of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.” At which point, someone there turned to me and said, “Are you totally blogging this?” Well, yes. I totally am. It was brilliant, frankly.
And I’m delighted to say that the ceremony portion of the wedding went like a dream; it was one of the smoothest-working weddings I’ve been part of, either as officiant or as part of the wedding. I’ll have to remember what I was doing in this one and carry it over to whenever I do this again. A very smart and organized wedding party helped. Of course, I was delighted to play even a small part in this wedding. I love weddings, especially when they involve people I like and hope are happy for the rest of their lives.
And now, to pack, because I have to get up early and drive back to BWI and see how much travel karma is this time around. Think good thoughts for me.
Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all!
Wait, you _officiated?_ Scalzi is also legally able to wed people? Hmm…I can only imagine the homily. ;)
It had lasers!
You expect us to be satisfied with only a verbal description? Videos dammit! Nobody likes a tease, Scalzi.
Sorry, the camera on my cell phone was acting screwy.
That is the best cake topper ever. Even better than the “divorce” one I saw one time that had a bride with a knife in hand at the top and a dead groom with red icing down at the bottom of the cake.
Congrats to the Weise-Kings!!!
Gotta say, the cake topper is awesome.
My oldest son and his wife had Pez dispensers on the top of their wedding cake. Somewhere on the internet my son actually found white dispensers with a bride head and a groom head. They just sort of jammed them far enough down in the cake so they would stand up. Everyone who knew the couple thought it was highly appropriate.
That is the most epic cake topper I have ever SEEN.
My Guy walked in, saw the photo, asked for an explanation, and then said, “Wait…John Scalzi is marrying robots now?”
I had to explain a little further.
I fully support the rights of two robots to enter into a matrimonial relationship.
They really are adorable.
Sort of a steampunk version of Wall-E and Eva. I like it!
And Scalzi can marry people? By the power vested in me by the Commonwealth of Virginia, I pronounce that awesome.
I can just hear the vows: “I, (state your serial number), for one, welcome my new over(lord, or lady, as appropriate).”
Is their last name pronounced “wise king”?
I’d wish you some good travel karma if I have any. Unfortunately, those karma demons follow my air adventures too.
I can’t wait until they have offspring – then they will be the three Weise-Kings…
BWI? Must.Not.Stalk.Scalzi. Even if he is practically in my back yard!
What flight did you say you were on again?
So what is a real estate novelist?
Excellent topper. We had dinosaurs on ours. Or perhaps they were godzilli. Not sure.
It’s actually Weeeese-King, like “geese-king”.
And the guy who made the cake topper is here, in case you wanted to have your robot statues of your very own. He was excellent to work with.
Woo! I’m married!
This is probably a huge endorsement for that cake-topper guy; I know I’m looking at his stuff now, for sure.
Congrats to the newly-wed couple.
Congratulations, Emily. All the best to you and Michael.