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Photo Of The Day
6th November 1999
To get in the mood for the wedding, a number of us from work went to
Hooters for our regular Friday lunch. Hooters is considered a
risqué sort of lunch place. The waitresses dress in little
tank tops and short shorts. The food was pleasant enough, the drinks
were expensive, and the dessert, though recommended to us as
better than sex, was not. At the end of the meal, we managed
to lure several of the young ladies to pose for us with the two
wedding boys. Jim (left) was married the next day, and Matt (right)
a week later.
Our waitress is the one in the front. She was a little hustler.
Would we like to buy the Hooters calendar? Later, would we like to
buy a Hooters T-Shirt? A screen saver? Souvenirs? We settled on the
Just look at Jim and Matt! Butter wouldn't melt in their mouths. No
buck's night parties with strippers for them! Just a quiet
respectable lunch with their fellow workers.
Later that afternoon after Hooters, Jim and Matt show us why they
both need to get married.
Note that Jim still has a firm grip on his Palm Pilot, stylus on the
right, Palm on the left.
The wedding took place at the Centenary United Methodist Church in
Portsmouth. The church was very beautiful. I rarely get inside
churches these days, only attending weddings and funerals, but I
thought this church was stunning. It was large and light and
open and airy. The pipes of the pipe organ loom over the altar, and a
beautiful blue stained glass window peeps between the pipes.
After the service, we drove to Virginia Beach for the reception.
Fine food, plenty of beer, and a stunning display of smoked salmon.
I tried desperately to do justice to the smoked salmon, but
two-thirds of it was still left at the end of the night.
When the newly married couple took the dance floor, it was obvious
just how happy they were. You can see the happiness shining from
both their faces.
Another photo of the very happy couple dancing.
Bronwyn and Matt listening to the speeches.
Jim is a very happy man.
Katherine dancing triumphantly.
Anne and Bronwyn at the reception.
Anne and me at the reception. Look at that white hair on me. Time
marches on relentlessly. Note that Henry gestures hypnotically [for
The wedding cake, with the new couple on the right. The wedding
cakes here are usually some form of sponge cake, with the same sort
of icing as at home. Because the cakes are very light, they don't
lend themselves to the giant multi-tiered specimens we get at home
where they are usually made from boiled fruit cake which provides a
very sturdy base.
The wedding was in the morning, the reception in the afternoon.
At the end of the reception, the photographer pursuaded Jim and
Katherine to go down to the beach for photographs.