The wedding. This post has been coming for awhile, but well I'm lazy. Deal with it.
Josh and Jess have been planning on getting married for awhile. This isn't news as well Jess and I talked about it all the freaking time at the front desk. I practically knew all the details beforehand. All in all though, the events still snuck up fast. First the bachelorette. Heh. Twas a great time had by all. I'm envoking the t-shirt routine as a new part of bachelorette tradition so all you waiting to get married, consider yourself warned beoutches. It's more fun than admittable to drink from phallic straws. Doncha agree Jess ;) Twas my first lapdance and I have to say I'm ever so happy that the 'fucking classy' gene is rubbing off a bit.
The wedding was gorgeous and it was classic. Jess and Josh looked amazing despite the sweltering heat and the ceremony was traditional but also punctuated with moments of humour. Pictures were good, and chilling with everyone was nice. It was great to be able to catch up with Manny and Auren and it was really cool how we were all together if even to talk about American politics and debate the merits of pretzels. Which rock by the way!
The dinner was really good and I was impressed with the vegetarian options. The speeches rocked and there were some good laughs. I was curious to find out about the stories behind Norm's best man speech about Josh as there were a lot of in jokes. Brian killed it with a speech about stealing cutlery and extra shot glasses. There were some touching speeches and moments such as the first dance. Of course the Kamloops people represented with the speeches.Teh Goooo team Jenny/Manny/Me. Remember 'may all your ups and downs be in bed".
Then things got messy. Potatoe guns came out. People stripped and went in the river (hey Ben?) I tried unsuccessfully to fit into a baby swing. Walked into the guy's washroom which is apparently the way to meet guys I'm finding. Stairs became troublesome for people (for once not me). Cheesy dancing took place. I'm not gonna lie. The running man and the sprinkler dance may have found a place on the dancefloor. A certain tux will have stories to tell to the others at the rental shop. Enjoying the night air and coining the term "anyone can become a gentleman at a two dollar a drink bar".
The next day the gift opening went off well and mixers are the new pink. Oh well, that's what receipts are for. It was a great weekend and it was fun to spend it with Lorne, Ben and Jenny in the hotel room even if they harrassed me mercilessly for my drunken antics. It was the right blend of being touching to watch two people you know love each other dearly get married, surreal to see two friends get hitched as they are the first of the group, fun times with people, and debaucherous wedding crashers shenanigans.
So who's next?