Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/17

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Subject: [Leica] wedding ritual
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 13:43:38 -0700

>What if they gave a wedding and nobody came? What if we reject the whole
>wedding industrial complex: no rings, no pictures, no bachelor parties,
>and just concentrated on what a wedding is supposed to lead to: MARRIAGE.
>Ancient classical cultures got along fine without without the wedding
>industrial complex. The whole thing's just gotten out of hand. When you
>need a wedding coordinator that's too much.
>Why not just friends, wine, and food.

that is the wedding i had: town hall, two witnesses, a few friends, a few
family members; 20 minutes. afterwards, small party at a friends. no cake,
no band, just good food and plenty to drink. my wife is french, we married
in paris.

however, when we got back to the states... my mother and grandmother made a
BIG reception about 6 months later. rented hall. decorations. about 100
people, most of who i did not know. band. cake. sit-down dinner. speeches.
photographs. etc.

afterwards, my grandmother comes up to me and says: NOW you're married!