May 1, 2010

A Whale of a Wedding

My sister's wedding invitation arrived in the mail this week. Everything was perfectly normal about it, right down to the whale-shaped confetti that poured out of the envelope in large quantities.

In my daily phone call to my sister, I tried really hard not to talk about the confetti. Instead, I talked about the book that I was reading at the moment--Moby Dick.

"Why don't you just ask me why I'm having a whale wedding?" she sighed. I sensed a slight agitation in her voice.

Actually, the thought had never crossed my mind. Most brides want to be associated with Shamu on their wedding day.



"I happen to like whales," she stated. "There's so much you can do with them decoration-wise."

"Mmm hmmm," I agreed.

After taking a few moments to visualize the reception hall, I said, "I assume that you're serving seafood."

"What makes you think that?" she wanted to know.

I apologized immediately for drawing a logical conclusion.

"We're having burritos and enchiladas," she told me.

This announcement required me to visualize a whale wearing a sombrero, something that I wouldn't wish upon anybody.


*****
My sister has a good sense of humor and approved this post.

29 comments

MegRuth said...

Eventually you'll have some tell tale photos of the glory of the whale wedding.

[Stacia] said...

LOL! Wow. What else is there to say? Wow.
Maybe that's why she wanted you to wear that dress...?

Toshia said...

Thanks for making me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants! Whales and Mexican food seem like a perfectly logical combo...

Darcey said...

Ha ha! My brother and S-I-L had a dolphin-themed wedding, complete with a dolphin ice sculpture, dolphin "bride and groom" cake topper, and blue balloon sculptures ("bubbles"). I didn't know it could get much better than that!

agent99 said...

Hmmmm, I'm wondering if seafood at a whale-themed wedding might actually be, well, not such a good idea? But, of course Meican makes perfect sense.

Hope you have a "whale" of a great time at the wedding!

Kristi said...

So funny. I can't wait to see the wedding pictures.

Monkeys Mommy ♥ said...

LOL!

Emily Heizer Photography said...

COUGH! COUGH!LOL

Shamu in a sombrero? Oh how I wish I knew how to make these words in italics right now because regular type does not accurately express my tone...LOL

PS, I am so seeing the family resemblance!!!

Rosemary said...

Eagerly anticipating additional whale tails/tales!
Nancy

Marcus and Nicole Asay said...

Well, if it were a SHARK themed wedding, seafood would be appropriate....as sharks eat an abundance of fish.....and I'm sure there are whales in the ocean all around Mexico....do they wear sombreros?

Sweet August said...

I had to.

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Anonymous said...

If I happen to dream of the whale from Free Willy doing the macarena, I will blame you.

Kerrie (and Jason) said...

Its a combo I had never thought of - mexican whales. I wonder what sort of music she will play to dance to at the reception?

My sister in law's dolphin tattoo apparently turns into a whale each time she falls pregnant......

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

::facepalm::

MermaidMommy said...

I want to see a picture of the whale confetti! lol

Anonymous said...

Keiko the Killer Whale was the whale in Free Willy. The aquarium was located in Mexico. It seems whales and Mexican food are already closely associated, at least since the film.

Sofia L said...

After reading your post I said "Interesting! A whale wedding." My husband's response was "are you on peopleofwalmart.com?" LOL

Janell said...

Well, no doubt that it's a creative theme!

Hillori said...

You just made me pee my pants. What a funny story. And the Beluga whale picture was PERFECT!

Scout's Honor said...

I've got nothing. Just wow! Whale wedding trends and gassy guests? My daughter in only 10, but I am already thinking of the gads of possibilities. Perhaps hippos with kimchee...

Wow.

~Scout

Tarcoulis said...

Better hope the Nishin Maru doesn't show up.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Your blog cannot make me laugh any harder. And I have never seen a fatter whale than that beluga. Is she pregnant? If so, a PREGNANT whale theme would be ever better than a regular whale theme. Just sayin'.

Momfever said...

Your sister sounds like a woman full of surprises.

Emmy said...

Okay a whale wedding? I am drawing a blank onto what all you could do with whales for a wedding. You will have to take a lot of pictures

christine said...

Vintage frocks, whale decor and mexican menu? No offense or anything but this wedding sounds a little scitzo.

Should be great fun! And I'm not being sarcastic.

Shannon said...

Sweet August and Sofia L are cracking me up.

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