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Something goes wrong in just about every wedding. Most of the time it seems funny (…at least later on.) I’ve officiated at a lot of weddings, but there’s one I’ll never forget. It was not anyone associated with our church, but this couple wanted to use our old sanctuary, and I agreed to marry them. Unfortunately, they had a sweet little old aunt who volunteered to play the organ for them …for free… Well, you get what you pay for… The aunt found a setting on our old Hammond Organ that sounded like a circus calliope, not at all a proper setting for a wedding, and repeatedly, she would rest her foot on an organ pedal causing it to bellow at inappropriate times in the ceremony, unfortunately she could not hear it so she didn’t know what she was doing with her feet. And at the end of the ceremony, I had arranged with her to tone down the volume long enough for me to give an announcement to the wedding guests. She forgot to tone down her volume, so I had to shout instructions to the audience while she put her "pedal to the mettle" so to speak.

It only takes one thing (like a hard of hearing organist) to mess up a wedding.

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