Saturday, October 18, 2008

Memorable but oh so wrong..

I never want this to happen at any wedding I officiate...

Notice, BOTH the bride and the minister end up getting hit!!


Marshall said...

Was there an opportunity here to combine a wedding with a baptism (notwithstanding that for most Christian weddings at least one party needs to have been baptized already....)?

The late Irish comic Dave Allen had a sketch that went something like this: the vicar was presiding over a small family wedding, with the bride already in "the family way." Bride and groom were surrounded by family of all ages. So, the vicar began, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered in the presence of God and this company...."

At this point, an elderly grandfather fell dead. The vicar shifted to, "In sure and certain hope of the resurrection...."

At this point, the bride cluthced her belly and fell with a groan, and an infant was heard to cry. The vicar continued, "I baptize thee in the name of...."

ReverendKathryn said...

Good one. We all need to be quick on our feet as this minister was, but also to see the humor in life's "mishaps".