And it also happens to be my 15th wedding anniversary today.
WARNING! THE FOLLOWING IS A TRUE STORY!
When I think back fifteen years ago, I can see my wife standing on that cliff, overlooking Leadbetter beach in Santa Barbara. The Rev. Peggy, with her rhinestone glasses and a bright ginger beehive hairdo; joggers passing by and stopping to be our "witnesses" before saying our "I Do's."
A few weeks prior, my wife had been in a terrible car accident on her way to work. We only had one car back then and since my job was right on the bus line, she got the car. We had found the Rev. Peggy in the Yellow Pages and called her to set a date. The car was in the shop so we we had to rent one. We had no rings so once we arrived in SB, we drove to State Street and hit the local surf shop and bought a couple of $15 plain sterling silver bands.
But that's not the best part of the story; not by a long shot. Yes, I got married but more importantly, the Lakers were in the playoffs vs the Blazers. We left the beach and went back to our Hotel to get changed. We had eloped so had no reception to attend, no guests to attend to, and no obligation to anyone but ourselves. We hit the pier for sashimi, booze and booze. I kept running into the bar to check the score of the game. We finished lunch and drove back to our hotel. The newly minted Mrs. Oso wanted to kick back at the pool or head to the beach. But I had other plans. Lakers' plans. Yes, I ditched my wife ON OUR WEDDING DAY to stay in our hotel room to watch the Lake Show dismantle the Trailblazers in amazing fashion! But unlike Twist's wedding night, I was actually able to fulfill my spousal duties that evening after
apologizing begging to be forgiven.
There was a recent DBD asking how we met our significant others. I'm asking if anyone has any great wedding day stories, whether that was your own wedding or a wedding you attended, other than "coming up short a la Twist."
Late Night DBD submissions will be accepted, such as banging the entire bridal party or doing blow in the bathroom with the wedding band/ DJ.