Tuesday, February 24, 2009

And, the bride wore Resistol.....

Little Bro got married years ago. They proceeded to have an adorable little girl, and then he was deployed to Iraq with the Utah National Guard. During his time there, his wife decided that marriage wasn’t for her anymore, so they divorced. I’ll admit; I was mad. But, if he can forgive her, the rest of us (me) should, too. Right? He has. We have. I have.

So, they have been dating/living together for years now. The plan was to re-marry on the same date that they were married the first time. Trouble is that Little Bro’s work will not give him the time off. (How crummy is that?) So, then the plan was to have a fun BBQ and marriage party in the mountains during the summer. Then, they entered a contest and WON! It was a contest presented by a country radio station, and that’s just the start of the hilarity.

They found out on Tuesday night that they were winners. The wedding was to be held just three days later on Friday – Friday the 13th. There were 13 couples. The ceremony was at 11:13am. It was held on 1300 South State in SLC at the Sonic Drive In. Nope – I’m not kidding.

So, the groom bought a new pair of boots. The bride snagged a new denim skirt and a veil from a local thrift store. I think that they both got new hats. They looked great and managed to deck out their pick-up with hearts, posters, and – can you believe it – really big bull horns.

All 13 couples were married at the same time – after they further tempted fate by walking under a ladder. After the ceremony, all of the couples broke mirrors.

In the end, it was fun and redneck and crazy. The Little Bro and his re-wife are happy as is their daughter. (She had a great time and had a big smile the entire day. She even got to meet Big Budha since Fox 13 News covered the event.) They received free wedding bands, flowers, and a trip to Mesquite! I’m happy for them. Very happy.

Click http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-big-budah-attends-friday-the-13th-weddings,0,3619828.story and http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-big-budah-at-friday-the-13th-wedding-2,0,4496950.worldnowvideo for news coverage. Unfortunately, you never get to see Little Bro and re-wife, but if you look really closely, you can see my video camera....

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