Monday, September 29, 2014

People Watching - The Wedding Edition

I was out of town for a family wedding over the weekend. It was wonderful and everything a wedding should be - including unique.

As usual, I put my people watching skills into action and found lots of interesting quirks that may appear in future characters!

  • One of the self-proclaimed 'Crazy Aunts' who tapped couples on the shoulder all night, insisting they kiss on demand to show respect for the newlyweds 
  • The Grandfather who dressed identically to his grandson - right down to the cowboy boots, bow tie and shining bucking bronco belt buckle
  • The groomsman who decided it would be much more comfortable without a shirt
  • And the multiple elderly ladies who celebrated his choice. Loudly
  • The friend from out of town who crashed into a car on the way, brought 2 different shoes, and forget the engagement ring he was gong to give to his girlfriend that night
  • The young woman who wore orange (BRIGHT orange!) shoes because they DIDN'T match her outfit and she figured that would ensure no disasters for the couple on their special day
  • The young man who sighed lustily after one of the bridesmaids all night long. She never even looked his way ... which probably made her fiance happy
  • The granddaughter who answered the same questions from her grandfather (who suffers from Alzheimer's) all night and made sure he danced the night away when he thought she was his late wife

How about you? What interesting characters did you meet this weekend?

29 comments:

  1. The groomsman took off his shirt? The horror...

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  2. Sounds like a fun family wedding. We were at one two weekends ago and I could make a list too though not quite as entertaining as yours.

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  3. Sounds like a wild time at the wedding. I remember one featuring a 40+ year old woman in a tight and tiny gold lamé dress who couldn't have been wearing anything underneath.

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  4. What fun that must have been. Weddings are a hoot.

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  5. Love the observations and definitely some character ideas that could end up in a book. :) I didn't get to observe many people this weekend- I was outside most of the time. Lots of animals though!

    Glad you had fun at the wedding!
    ~Jess

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  6. They all sound like fun to be around, but I love the granddaughter that danced with her grandfather who thought it was his wife - so sweet.

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  7. Oh, Jemi, that's so funny, and so poignant. What a wonderful granddaughter. I don't think I met anyone that interesting this weekend! A wedding would be a perfect place for people watching.

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  8. P.S. Thanks for the RT yesterday!!

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  9. Wow! What a lot of interesting characters.

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  10. Alex - he did! i thought it was a bit odd myself :)

    Susan - they're always fun, aren't they? :)

    Jeff - yikes!!! Doesn't sound like a good fashion choice at all :)

    Teresa - it really was fun!

    Jess - sounds like fun though!!

    Mason - me too - made me a little teary!

    Beth - she's a special young lady! And, you're welcome :)

    Natalie - they were great!

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  11. An interesting crowd at the wedding! Love the Crazy Aunt and the sweet granddaughter. :)

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  12. Haha! I loved this! My brother recently got married, but I didn't people watch as much as I normally do. But I loved seeing my brother cry while he danced with his new wife for the first time. :)

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  13. Orange shoes? Ack!!

    Wow, that sounds better than watching the crowd at a baseball game.

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  14. Husband and I got out and about, but I didn't meet any characters quite as unique as these. The crazy aunt and the groomsman could make an odd couple on their own :)

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  15. Elizabeth - me too! They were great :)

    Chris - that's awesome! It's such a special moment - so glad he 'got' it! :)

    Diane - yup - they were hideous shoes!! And I love the ball game crowds too :)

    Carol - they definitely would have! :)

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  16. That's a precious granddaughter.
    I love your observations.

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  17. Each one of those made me chuckle and grin. Life is amazing. The people around us are so fascinating and they don't even know it. =)

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  18. What a perfectly fantastic tableau! But I loved the last one the most. Well done, Jemi!!

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  19. Lynda - she is a sweetheart!

    Crystal - exactly! It's always worth it to watch :)

    Ava - me too. She's such a doll!

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  20. I was at a wedding last weekend. They had a face painter for the kids (and young at heart adults). The bride's young nephew opted for an early Halloween look and walked around the reception all evening in a painted on skull mask. Not something you see at many weddings. Luckily, the family pictures had already been taken.

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  21. Linda - that is AWESOME!!! I bet pics of him will be shared by everyone else at that wedding! Love the face painting idea :)

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  22. Interesting stuff. Every wedding I've been to has been colorful. Lots of people watching opportunities are there.

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  23. Mediea - I agree! People tend to be excited & relaxed at weddings - and then they let loose! :)

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  24. Those are some great characters! Sounds like you had a fun time.

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  25. Lenni - it was awesome in every way :)

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  26. Haha, people watching at its finest :-)))

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  27. It sounds like you had a blast! I love that you took notes. I need to do that at family events. Great characters!!!

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  28. Sharon - it was so much fun! And our family is chock full of characters :)

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