another monday afternoon

Several weeks ago we attended a wedding on a Monday afternoon. While I realize there are no rules that require weddings to happen on weekends, it seemed, well, out of the ordinary to be invited to another Monday afternoon wedding, as though we are experiencing a new trend in choosing a wedding day.

Fans were offered guests—and we both accepted one. Ninety degrees are more manageable with a breeze.

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The groom sang an original tune as his bride walked the aisle on her dad’s arm. Living in one place for 20 years blesses me with moments like this, as I remember Alison as a young girl, now grown up, about to become a married woman.

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I’ve watched her brothers grow up too. I remember meeting Austin, on the left, at around age 1.5, sitting in his mama’s shopping cart seat at the local Fred Meyer. And Aaron, on the right, recorded the narration for several of our Wee Sing projects. We consider their parents dear friends. I’ve worked with Mike on many’a print project. Mauri calls Deanne “Boss” because of their years of working together with Young Friends Singers.

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And here we are to witness this big event. We feel honored to be included.

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The McCrackens, other dear friends, with their daughter Abbie and her husband, Andrew. Abbie is the bride’s lifelong friend, also matron of honor.

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Traditions! (They both behaved.)

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And a new(er) tradition. . .the Photobooth.

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They fed us, yes, indeed, but we were only blocks from Podnah’s, and who can resist world-class BBQ ribs and brisket on a full stomach on a Monday afternoon?

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2 Responses to another monday afternoon

  1. Karen Benedict says:

    It was fun to see my old friends and their grown up babies and their joy!!!

  2. Marita Bay says:

    Hi Maury and Sherry–
    I’m Erik Bay’s Mom, Marita. Your blog about Erik and Alison’s Wedding is absolutely wonderful! You got some awesome pictures that I missed! Would you be able to email the picture of Alison and Mike coming down the aisle and the pictures of Erik and Alison feeding each other the cake. I would so appreciate it and cherish them! My email address is bayband@gmail.com Thank you, Marita Bay

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