(Shout-out to Josh and Brandi, rapidly coming up on their 7th anniversary!)
At the risk of name-dropping: Justin Willman is a friend of mine, a fellow magician, and one of the most creative performers I know of.
Check out this recent video of his wedding reception, and his First Dance with his new bride Jillian. Enjoy!
If you’ve ever wondered if outside forces brought you and your fiancée together, consider this (absolutely true!) story:
My wife Phyllis and I were in Las Vegas this week, at a trade show for wedding professionals. One afternoon, we were on the Monorail headed back to our hotel, deciding where we were going to have dinner…
We’d originally planned to go farther down the Strip but, just as our train was about to leave the station closest to our hotel, Phyllis suddenly changed her mind and said, “let’s get off here instead.” So, we darted out just before the train doors closed.
As we walked back to our hotel, I thought to myself, “We ran into people we knew at the convention, of course. But, unlike Southern California, I can walk down the street in Vegas without being recognized. Hey, this is great! … “
We chatted for a bit, realized they had some new babies to brag about (without sending any pictures to the minister yet? unthinkable!), and shared some great memories about their ceremony.
As we parted company, I couldn’t help but think: Las Vegas is a town built on long shots. But, what about the odds that brought us all together at that moment? Think about it:
- We could have left the convention center at another time, and been on another train.
- Phyllis might not have changed her mind about dinner at the last minute.
- We could have been walking faster or slower, and Rob/Kari wouldn’t nave noticed us in the crowd.
- We were in the same place in another city on the same day, in the middle of the same week, in the middle of the same afternoon.
Call it Luck, call it Kismet, call it Serendipity. All I know is, I’ve met hundreds of couples who had every chance of not meeting, but they met anyway. And, despite the “long shot” behind it all, I get to marry them together, and make it The Surest Bet of All!
All is not as it appears…
Click on this cake, and check out its “split personality”!
Obviously, I’ve been to a LOT of weddings. But, that also means I’ve also been to a LOT of wedding receptions.
It stands to reason, then, that I’ve seen a lot of wedding cakes, all of them lovely, of course…
For a wedding cake to be really memorable, though, it can’t just be pretty: IMHO, it also has to reflect the couple perfectly. And, given that we’re well into the 21st Century, a couple’s romantic side sometimes takes on, well, a different feel…
A friend just sent me this link of cakes that synch up to their couples beautifully:
I hope you get as big a kick out of it as I did – Enjoy!
Friend of mine sent me this link recently. I was fine with it, even chuckled a bit, until I heard the phrase “wiped the competition”…