Readers of this blog will know that Saturday was Bilbo and Frodo’s birthdays, and, more importantly, the day of my daughter’s wedding.
It was a storybook wedding.
You have to know that my daughter is children’s librarian (at the Worthington Library). As with the rest of our family, she has always been a voracious reader, and for her that eventually led to her dream job. You will not be surprised to find out that her wedding had a bit of a literary theme.
In addition, the groom is a big Star Wars/Science Fiction/etc. fan, so that was also part of the whole experience.
It was an outdoor wedding. Here I am walking the bride down the aisle.
Yes, I am shod. It was my daughter’s moment, not mine. Why would
I detract from that?
Here is a picture of my daughter and son-in-law.
And another one; everybody is having a good time. (Some of that was provided by strong winds.)
As I said, the wedding (reception, actually) had a storybook theme. The tables weren’t numbered; they all had names. The bride’s side was “Hogwarts”; the groom’s side was “Death Star”. There was also “U.S.S. Enterprise”, “Rivendell”, “Land of Oz”, “Mines of Moria”, “Gotham City”, “Hoth”, “Tatooine”, “Hogsmeade”, “District Twelve”, and “Platform 9¾”. I was, not surprisingly, seated in “The Shire”.
There was another cute touch, with the sign in front of the entrance to the dais for the wedding party.
Tolkien fans will of course recognize it, and its appropriateness.
Finally, after about an hour things had progressed to the point where we were having a fine time partying, so I got comfortable.
Here I am with my daughter doing the father/daughter dance.
It was a great wedding, her husband is a great guy and we are all thrilled that they are now part of each other’s lives.
Best wishes and long lives together for Tony and Ellie.