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Through the years, I’ve officiated, or been involved, in hundreds of weddings … and I’ve pretty much seen the good, bad, and ugly.

* I remember one wedding where the three year old son of the bride was so taken with his new daddy-to-be, that he literally wrapped himself around the groom’s legs and wouldn’t let go. That meant that for the unity candle ceremony, the groom had to drag the boy to the kneeling rail and then back to his place for the final kiss.

* At another wedding, the bride’s veil caught fire in the unity candle and just about burned her hair off her head

* I remember a best man who put whipped cream into a carburetor of the get-away car and ruined the engine

* And then there was the bride who decided to let her elderly Aunt play the organ for the wedding. Now, this was the Organ in the old Sanctuary. Until that Aunt played it, we didn’t even know it had a caliope setting!

* We also soon discovered that she was a one-note-at-a-time organ player.

* But the biggest problem came during the vows … when her foot slipped down onto one of the organ foot-pedals. During the vows everyone heard a low bellowing sound coming from the organ, while the organist was unaware she was causing the noise with her foot on the pedal

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