That Was Fun

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.

23 Comments on “That Was Fun”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. BWI? Must.Not.Stalk.Scalzi. Even if he is practically in my back yard!

    What flight did you say you were on again?

  6. 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!

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