It’s a very common phrase in wedding ceremonies. You’ve probably heard it a thousand times. Me too! I just never expected the Bride and Groom to show us what “the death part” would look like…on top of their cake. SPOOKY!
I’ve seen some wild things happen when the Bride tosses the Bouquet. I’ve seen a waiter catch the Bouquet. (that was so funny!) I’ve seen the Bouquet land on top of the cake. I’ve seen the Bouquet disintegrate in the air and smack 5 or 6 people in the face. I’ve even seen women wrestle each other to the floor for control of the Bouquet. (a new sport?)
Last night, the Bride Karissa tossed the Bouquet from the mezzanine level of the Opera House in Los Gatos. Many eager women were waiting below. Unfortunately, they will have to wait for another wedding for a shot at the bouquet because Karissa threw the bouquet almost straight up and it crashed into the ceiling. Then it fell to the floor below like a sack of potatoes. It was pretty funny. Most people don’t know what to do if the Bouquet hits the floor. Most of them just stare at it. Yup, that’s what happened. Fortunately, kids are not that way. A cute little girl named Sierra (probably 6 or 7 years old) made a beeline towards the bouquet and scooped it up off the floor faster than you could say “Mommy, I think I had too much sugar tonight”. As the women walked off the floor looking a little dejected, Sierra smiled proudly and posed for pictures. It was very cute.
Tom and Karissa danced and partied with 125 of their closest friends and family last night. It was a fun night. The Bridesmaid Kristi was very sweet and surprised Tom and Karissa with a slide show after her toast. There were some great photos from their childhood and college life. It was very cool. (Although I still wonder how she got that picture of Tom in his underwear!)
First Dance: “She’s Everything” – Brad Paisley
Father-Daughter Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight” – Tony Bennett
Cake-Cutting Song: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” – Frank Valli
Fake Last Dance – “Last Dance” -Donna Summer
Real Last Dance: “At Last” – Etta James