8.16.2006

with this ring...

I am looking forward to this vacation - it's some needed time with the fam...but also, I'm looking forward to doing a wedding while we're gone. This one proves to be a great one, based on the following:

  • Amazing organization. I just received a spreadsheet/timeline with more detail than NASA uses when launching a shuttle. No surprises. I love it.
  • The music looks killer, both for the ceremony and the reception. These folks have class. More Nat King Cole, less Billy Cyrus.
  • The couple was very clear about what scriptures they wanted and chose great ones. Makes it much easier.
  • I just finished my portion of the ceremony and it includes biblical reference to advice from brothers-in-law and one-time use of the phrase 'pan-historic', which I thought was an original term, although having just googled it, I now discover that it's been used before, 2,150,000 times. There is nothing new under the sun, eh?
One thing I don't have is a nifty little black prayer book like the hoity-toity high church types. Usually I use my journal.

I just realized I'll need to dig out an old one to tape my notes into. My current Moleskine sports two white stickers on it's black cover. One is a Mac logo, the other is pictured here.

It does not promote confidence in one's wedding officiant.

15 comments:

Jenny Powell said...

i don't know... ev requested we sing a song best known by garth brooks - there could be some billy ray yet! hee hee

Jeff Noble said...

Saw your comment over at Andy White's blog "Live a Big Life," and just stopped by your blog. After laughing my head off at your comment about your sticker on your journal, I have added you to Bloglines... Now don't let me down! ;) Great stuff on your blog!

Joanna said...

Nice to have some organization within a wedding.... less chaos more love.

Maybe you can post a "How to plan your wedding 101" Enough IHOPers getting married to benefit from this wisdom. :-)

Randy Bohlender said...

Joanna - maybe a 1 Day Seminar on Weddings, coupled with a Speed Dating Intensive. Maybe not.

Randy Bohlender said...

Jeff, thanks for putting me under unsolicited pressure to produce. Regular readers will fill you in that this blog contains sporadic zingers, spaced out greatly by long dronings of minutia.

Randy Bohlender said...

Jenny - that's shameless. Oh, wait. What if it really is shameless? Of course, that's technically a Billy Joel song....

the "other" Sarah said...

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: To all devoted readers of Randy's blog.

You really must go see Jackson's most recent post. Believe me, it's worth a look.

Oh, drat, Randy - I just remembered that you have comment moderation turned on. Well, you know the masses are going to be flocking to see the pictures soon enough anyway. Might as well just get it over with, eh?

Oh, and have fun on vacation, and a nice wedding, yadda, yadda...

Randy Bohlender said...

At least you goofed the link up.....like that's going to stop people.

Jenny Powell said...

Actually, i think bob dylan wrote it... tons of people have covered it though. we might just go all out garth though... how bout the dance? or we could sing the river and you could bring in some "marriage is like a river..." symbolism. that'd be GREAT. :) i say lets give evan and ellen a ceremony they'll NEVER forget. :)

Randy Bohlender said...

Jenny, Jenny, Jenny....did Caleb tell you that Dylan wrote that? Because if he did, smack him. It was Billy Joel. I can prove it to you. Read the lyrics. They rhyme. Ain't no way Bob Dylan wrote that song.

Andy said...

Have a fantastic time guys!

Tom Mills said...

After reading all the comments, I find myself having to fight being offended -- Billy Ray Cyrus DOES have class -- apparently you've never seen "Doc."

Also, if you had asked, I could have probably bailed you out on the hoity-toity high church parafernalia that you lacked.

Sean The Red said...

Randy, I request you use the BM Bible, as it helps calm me down to look at the sticker and meditate.

shawn Blanc said...

Hey dude, I'm concerned that you wrote this post just after completing your portion of the ceremony. I can picture you over on the side of the church in the pew, 17" PowerBook out on your lap, fishing for a wireless connection...

Randy Bohlender said...

Actually, Shawn, the wedding is next week, but I think I can catch my email during one of those long wedding songs.