If you were invited to my own wedding, then you got a good idea of how I was going to behave if you invited me to yours. The way I looked at it, our wedding was the best party we ever threw. We got to pick the music, the date, the guests, the booze, the location, and most people that were invited came, as it is only a one time event (Well at least in our case it was ..... so far).
|My bride and I|
"shot the boot" and drank from one. Another friend had his wedding at the Inn on Canandaigua Lake, but it was delayed a few hours due to a power outage, and then it was held by candlelight.
|An early wedding|
A wedding buzz can be a difficult thing to keep, as some folks have a habit of shutting the bar down, mid wedding and re-opening it later.
One of my funniest wedding stories (and one of my wife's most embarrassing) was when we were invited to Boston to a cousin's wedding.
|Young Russ should have had this|
|Yet another wedding, this time with family at the table|
One of the last weddings and receptions we went to, was for a favorite nephew of mine. He stocked my brand of Gin at the bar, and I took full advantage. I laughed and danced and even remember the bustiest girl at the reception falling all over to dance with me (She was top heavy). We hosted an after hours party, and the last guests had to be walked back to their rooms propped between others. One girl spent a good amount of time sprawled out on the grass, and I don't think she was a star gazer. Now, that, was a reception. As I close this blog on weddings and receptions, I'll leave you with this bit of advice. If you do invite me to your wedding, fully expect that I will come prepared for a good time. I'll hit the open bar hard, dance my feet off, may end up on stage, probably embarrass myself or others, but will definitely help you celebrate and create some wedding memories. You've been forewarned.
|Having fun, even with a cheesy mustache.|