I searched "weddings" in the great Cyburbian threadland and saw a few threads related to funny wedding stories, favorite weddings, etc. I didn't see one (1) where we can just give a description of our wedding.....or in my case, multiple weddings.
To a lot of folks, this was a really big event with multi-tiered cakes and hundreds of well-wishers (as in the wedding scene in "The Godfather"). To others it was a quick trip to city hall and off to the motel.
Bear Wedding # 1
With Cynthia, at a Magistrate's Office, Monroe, MI. Besides myself and the bride, my friend, Phil and his future wife, Vicki. I had the rice in my jacket pocket and threw it in the air. We drove to a Maumee, OH bar and that was it.
Bear Wedding # 2
With Donna, at Oak Openings Metropark, in the Swanton, OH area. Outside wedding on a beautiful June day. About one-hundred (100) guests, with this Bear wearing his best green hi-top tennis shoes. Went to the bride's house in Maumee, OH and had the big garage party with lots of alcohol. That was my first experience with a lady called Black Velvet (mixed with Rolling Rock).
Bear Wedding # 3
With Carole, at the Village Office, Liberty Center, OH. Our children were with us and we celebrated by going to dinner at Loma Linda's.
Bear Wedding # 4
With Katie, at the Mayor's Office, Napoleon, OH. The mayor was the person who designed our 50-star American flag and his office was willed with photos of all the famous people he had met because of that. We drove home, somewhat "wiggly" because of what we were doing as we were driving. Katie went out to wash the truck before we headed out for the night and I wrote her a wedding day poem. We went to a bar in Point Place, a Toledo neighborhood. Met some friends and the next day we went on our honeymoon to Put-In-Bay, OH.....that island paradise. That same day, O.J. Simpson was doing or not doing (you be the jury) some bad stuff in L.A. Katie and I still laugh about our wedding.
Bear With No Big Multi-Tiered Cake