Remember that beach weddings do have their share of uninvited guests
The first story is from Carol Dickey. Thanks, Carol.
I had some junior bridesmaids, and they all had long full-skirted red peau de soie dresses. My fiance's nephews were the candle lighters, aged 8 and 10. They gleefully chased the girls through the church with the long lighters, resulting in long black streaks the length of the skirts. Luckily this was discovered before the wedding started, some pins were found, and the fabric was folded over to hide the streaks. It was several years, however, before we found out what really happened--we thought they had brushed up against something. The boys, now men, still chuckle over the incident, 53 years later.
The best wedding story I have happened at my brother's outdoor wedding. They scheduled it at ten, forgetting that the first Saturday of the month was when the tornado sirens are tested. Yup, right on time.
Just as things settled down, the park was buzzed by a helicopter. Who knows why.
The icing on the event was when a large dog came barreling around the tree line, making a beeline for our oldest (80ish) aunt. It looked like he was trying to crawl into her lap. The dog was followed by a voice calling its name, and a jogger coming around said tree line. He stopped dead in his tracks and the stunned look on his face was worth the price of admission.......
If you are looking for wedding disasters...mine was a comedy of errors...the funniest moments had to do with my bouquet. I am allergic to most flowers so I was carrying a bead and wire bouquet I made up myself. It was not properly finished and spent the day attaching itself to things....and not letting go.
The best two moments were when it attached to someone who had done a reading for us...he hugged me after doing the reading and when he went to back away my dress tried to go with him as the wires had attached to his tie on one side, and my dress on the other.
The second great moment was when the officiant told me to hand my bouquet off to my attendants. I calmly, clearly and firmly said no. When our reader had been detached it was merely from his tie, and not from my dress, so I really could not hand off the bouquet as it was still attached to me. I had to explain that after the officiant repeated, and explained why, I had to pass off my bouquet. My sister had detached our reader. My sister and our officiant detached me.