Monday, October 13, 2008

By The Power Vested In Me...

A little back story: Tony's best buddy Josh is a riot. There is nothing that Josh could tell me that would shock me at this point. He's one of my favorite people ever. So needless to say, I wasn't all that surprised a year or so ago when Josh told us that he is now an ordained minister. I'm not sure who it was he got ordained to marry (I think a cousin or something), but he's ordained none the less. So a couple of months ago when my coworker/friend came into my office freaking out that she was getting married and had everything booked, reserved and planned OTHER than the officiant, being the total smart ass that I am, I told her "Screw it, if you can't find anyone else to do the ceremony, I'll do it!!!". I figured, what the hell? If Josh can get ordained, so can I damn it. I never actually thought she'd take me up on it.

So fast forward a couple of months. Saturday afternoon I conducted my first ever wedding ceremony. Yup, I am officially an OCP (Ordained Clergy Person). You don't get a cool title unless you purchase the "Deluxe Clergy Pack" for $89.95. I'm thinking about asking someone to spring for it for Christmas, then I can officially be Reverend Mother Surre. Pretty sweet, eh? For the most part it went off without a hitch. I'll admit, nerves set in when Tony and I got in the car and started driving to the ceremony (mind you, we had NO rehearsal!). It was at that point that I regretted not doing a couple of shots of liquid courage before we left. Too late now! We showed up early to make sure that everyone was on the same page and so that I could calm down a little. Before I knew it, I was standing before the bride and groom, feeding them their vows like an old pro. Too freakin' funny. There's another girl here at work getting married next fall that's actually talked about having me do her wedding too. Who knows? Maybe I've finally found my true calling....

The wedding was beautiful, the bride was glowing, the Mom's both cried and the drinks were free. In my opinion, it was a success. Here are a few pics:










3 comments:

Lori said...

That's pretty cool. My husband got ordained to do a wedding ceremony for friends of ours. I was maid of honor and he was the minister.

jOsHuA said...

congrats on your first ceremony...

- fellow clergyman

Vintage Gal said...

that is so cool!!! i'm sure you did a fabulous job too! congrats