I've seen plenty of funny home videos where people faint or misspeak or kids do something weird as they go down the aisle. And since I write romantic comedy, it only makes sense that people get married at some point, right?
Luckily, nothing went too awry at my own wedding. The best man was slightly late to the rehearsal and called and said he had a flat tire. But he was joking and arrived moments later. At the reception, a bridesmaid was caught on camera saying "lemon pecker" chicken instead of lemon pepper. A minor misstep that we have yet to let her live down. But other than that, all was well.
I'm sorry to say the same is not true for others. When I was preparing to write "After the Final Dandelion" (which I have completed, but have not read through to see if it makes sense!) I asked for wedding stories from people in order to inspire the book. And I got plenty!
One gal said a groomsmen passed out and since she was sitting in the front row, his head landed in her lap. He was probably lucky she was there! He could have been seriously injured!
Another detailed a story in which the minister got close to the piano and got his microphone caught up in a doily that laid there. That was bad enough, but he didn't notice and went through the ceremony with everyone agape and staring.
And a lady said that she attended a wedding once with two different shoes on...of two different heights and colors!
All of these things add up to hilarity and make weddings all that much more memorable. As a romantic comedy author, I always love to hear these stories. If you have one from your wedding or one you have attended, leave a comment or send me a message! I never know where inspiration will spark and while I completed this particular wedding novel, I haven't yet revised it so who knows... :)
I usually deal with events leading up to a wedding so writing "After the Final Dandelion," which included wedding planning and then an actual wedding, was a new treat, one I highly enjoyed. In order to find out what characters make it to the altar, read "Accept this Dandelion" and then do some wondering. You'll know soon enough... Ah the mysterious writer!