This evening, I had the honor, joy, and privilege of serving at the wedding of Steve Chudej and Elizabeth Wilson. It was a fantastic event, full of all the happiness that comes with weddings. Blessings to the newlyweds!
As the assistant officiant, I had an extraordinary view of the proceedings. Watching the bride and her mother make their way down the aisle was awe-inspiring; watching members of the bridal party furtive blot away tears was heart-warming. This wasn't work for me, it was simply downright fun.
But here's something that was sort of funny: during the peace, I gave the bride a hug in my flowing cassock and surplice (the big white robes that clergy wear). Then, after we pulled away she gasped and whispered, "I think I got lipstick on your dress." Poor Elizabeth, she was truly upset! Like I cared, this was her day, and it wasn't my dress.