Women’s fiction author, Angela D. Meyer shares her humorous wedding reception plus a chance to win her debut novel, Where Hope Starts. Comment on any post dated July 21 – 25 to enter the drawing. Deadline: August 2nd, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Angela:
Funny Things About our Wedding Reception
A sense of humor is crucial to a healthy marriage. So much happens you need to let roll off your back and even laugh at. The day of our wedding was no exception.
1 ½ years after our first date, a break up and a move on my part to California and back we were finally getting married. While living in New England, my mother planned my wedding which would take place in Oklahoma.
I had seen how much of a mess it could be if the bride wasn’t happy with how things turned out, so I determined not to be that unhappy bride. The main thing was getting married, not all the trappings.
My Mom did a great job by the way. There were only a couple of minor things I wish she would have done a bit different, but they had no impact on our day.
We did have a lot of fun. Two instances included the groom’s cake and the honeymoon getaway car.
My husband is an avid baseball fan and I had it in mind that the St. Louis Cardinals were his favorite team. I arranged to have the grooms cake decorated showing off this fact. I just knew he would be pleased.
A few days before the wedding, we got into a discussion with some others about baseball and someone asked him which was his favorite team. He said, “Minnesota Twins.”
I must have glared at him as I disagreed, “No they’re not.”
He looked at me strangely. “Yes, they are.”
My mind reeled. How could I have misunderstood? I stayed quiet. There was nothing I could do at this point. After the ceremony at the reception hall, I showed him the groom’s cake. He took one look and laughed. “That’s why you carried on about which was my favorite team! At least it is my second favorite one.”
I am thankful to be married to a man with a sense of humor! And that same sense of humor plays into the second funny event at our reception. This time on the giving end of the funny.
During the reception, the wedding party snuck off to decorate our getaway vehicle, and we were happy to allow them to. We gave the keys to my maid of honor whom we had already arranged with ahead of time to help us make a “clean” getaway.
We knew the reception would be over late and didn’t want to deal with taking the car through the wash. We conspired with my maid of honor and came up with a plan. We agreed to pay for her rental car while she was in town, but we signed the papers so we could drive the car as well. Ahead of time, we placed our overnight bags into the trunk of her car.
After the reception, our guests lined up outside to pelt us with rice as we ran to the car. We began the dash but veered past our car and on to the rental. We heard the groomsmen and bridesmaids behind us say, “Did we do the wrong car?”
It was a good thing we made other plans, or we would have been a while. Running past, we saw pulled apart Oreos stuck all over the car with the white middle acting like glue. Our white car looked like a polka dot chariot. We were thankful someone else was taking it to the car wash.
We laughed all the way to the hotel.
About Angela: Angela D. Meyer lives in Omaha, NE with her husband of more than 22 years. She homeschools their daughter and recently graduated their son who is now a Marine. She taught Bible class for over 35 years and served for over 2 years on the leadership team of her local Christian writers group. Her debut novel, Where Hope Starts, is a finalist in the Grace Awards. She loves God and her family and enjoys good stories, connecting with friends, quiet evenings and a good laugh. Someday she would like to vacation by the ocean and take a ride in a hot air balloon.
About the book – Where Hope Starts
In a city full of dreams… Karen Marino’s life is a nightmare. The New York City restaurant manager is a professional success, but her marriage is in shambles. When her husband, Barry shows up drunk at her restaurant, she loses both. She flees The Big Apple and returns to her Midwestern home to sort through her options. But instead of answers, she finds an old boyfriend ready to rekindle romance, a family full of secrets and an angry brother bent on revenge.
Still in New York, Barry fights his own demons. He knows he messed up, but is powerless to stop his rage and addictions. A fistfight on the streets of the city lands him in jail and forces him to face the possibility of a future behind bars.
Karen knows holding onto her bitterness won’t repair her marriage. But how do you forgive someone when you don’t feel like it? As she searches for the answer, she uncovers the family secret that threatens to tear them all apart. Can she find her way back to the place Where Hope Starts?
First chapter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwkAhFCBpzf4NTIyV3ByZExmVTg/edit?usp=sharing
Come back July 25th for part 3 with Angela!