Truth really is stranger than fiction. We had a party of six coming in tonight. They made 6:30 reservations last Monday and as we were explaining that the doors open at 5:30pm and that they were welcome to come up early for cocktails, they mentioned that they were coming in to celebrate their civil ceremony. Well isn't that sweet, congratulations, and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday evening to celebrate your special occasion.
Fast forward to tonight just after 5:30 pm when the happy couple arrived with her parents. As we greeted them at the door, they announced that they were going to get married here, on the flying deck before dinner, and did we have any aluminum foil that they could use to make a ring? As Alex went off to get the foil, they explained to one of our servers that the wedding would be next year but they were having a civil ceremony now for insurance purposes. As a matter of fact, his parents, due to arrive any second, didn't even know that they were planning the ceremony for this evening. It was a big surprise! For us too. Apparently in Colorado you do not need anyone to officiate a civil ceremony. All you need is a marriage license, a witness and the bride and groom.
So, as I write this they're getting married out on the deck using a piece of aluminum foil for a wedding ring. Frankly his mother does not look pleased. But then again, since she didn't know that she was coming to witness her son's wedding ceremony this evening, who could blame her for being a bit disgruntled?
Honest to goodness, this is really happening. Who could make this stuff up???