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Today we’re all packing and cleaning and running errands to get ready for our annual family vacation (some more feverishly than others—can you guess who?). We leave on Sunday and hopefully we’ll be able to post pictures from our vacation as we’ve done in the past, so check back on Monday for updates. But we want to sign off for the weekend with another wedding story. Joanna is our latest winner. I laugh everytime I think about this poor father of the groom!
Have a marvelous weekend!
Nicole for the soon-to-be vacationing girltalkers
While at a wedding, the bride was certainly showing signs of nervousness. It seemed that she was so excited and so in love with the groom that she wanted to have everything go perfectly.
Well, everything was going smoothly for awhile. That is until the minister, who had done countless wedding ceremonies in his older age, asked the following:
“Who gives this man to this woman?”
For a moment, the entire church seemed in shock. Even the parents of the groom and the bride were silent. Nobody knew what to say and the minister had no clue that he had said something abnormal.
Finally, the parents of the groom nudged each other and the father of the groom cleared his throat. He had not been expecting to say this phrase, since it is the job of the father of the bride so say this, but since the minister had said “Who gives this man”, there was no escaping it. He spoke up loudly with, “His mother and I do”.
At this, the shocked silence was broken and throughout the church was heard scattered laughter by those who dared to laugh aloud. The laughter seemed to calm the bride and she and the groom were happily married in front of all, despite the irregularity of the “Who gives this man to this woman?”.