Monday, 4 May 2009

Nice Surprises

How a good man's never down, well I say a good man - okay, yes a good man.

Above: big posh place in the sticks were Rich 'Chinese-Monkey' Allan got married on Sunday.

Rich 'Chinese-Monkey' Allan's wedding day was going exactly according to plan right up until Jay Schwodler's best man speech. The sun was shining, nobody had been in a fight. Not yet. And Greg Baker wasn't trying to have it off with anything with a front bottom. As best man, Jay Schwodler's duty was quite clear. We were all expecting him to give a half arsed speech that nobody could really hear properly and then, as good friends, we were going to let him have it.

the Bride and groom - Adele and Rich

Best man, Jay Schwodler and his missus....pwoar...you would, wouldn't you. She's not bad either.


After the ceremony we sat down to dinner. The father of the bride choked back a tear or two before the groom thanked his beautiful bride and then it was time. Time for the best man. Everybody was ready. We were all tooled up to the nines. Tomatoes, spuds, cauliflowers, even those funny little things that I think are called kiwi fruits. Anything we could use to launch at Jay's nut. Jay stood up, took out a set of cards from his pocket and then shocked the entire audience into complete silence by reading a very good speech. Can't remember exactly what he went on about, but it went down a storm.

Bryn Schwodler and Rich Allan relax.

After all the formalities everybody had a good drink and a good time and then it was gone two in the morning and anyone with half a brain had cleared off home or back to their hotel room. Going home on foot was an option, as long as I didn't mind spending my bank holiday Monday walking for 11 miles. Then I remembered that taxis had been invented and got in one.


20 comments:

Scarlet-Blue said...

Ahhhhh... Congrats to the Bride and Groom!
You have a hangover, don't you Em?
Sx

Scarlet-Blue said...

Oh, I've just read that you slept off the hangover. I will have to organise a trip to Southampton...
Sx ;o)

Jimmy Bastard said...

Nothing better than a good wedding and the craic with your family and pals.

I've got a family function coming up very soon.. I cannae wait.

Emerson Marks said...
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Emerson Marks said...

I'm right as rain, Scarlet. No hangover for me. Sunny Southampton will always have its arms open for you.

Hello Jimmy, glad you survived you weekend. Scott Brown PFA Player of the year - deserved?

Madame DeFarge said...

Glad it all went well, bride and groom looking lovely etc. Love the white shoes.

Maybe we could organise a ladies bis trip to see you all. Scarlet would have to be in charge. I'd come a close second.

Gorilla Bananas said...

So who got off with the bridesmaids?

Leah said...

It's almost too bad you didn't get a chance to lob some kiwis...

Lulu LaBonne said...

Glad that speech expectations were thwarted - but sorry there was no fight.

I was hoping to see your outfit - and escort Emz.

AND - what is your avatar?

Emerson Marks said...

Morning all,

Madame D: Yes, trust him to wear a pair of pumps. A ladies bus trip down our way to the Millbrook area? I can't think of anything more depressing for you.

Gorilla: There was one bridesmaid who seemed to be doing alot of networking. Not sure if she got her fill in the end.

Leah: The best man had been getting a bit of stick, so it was nice to see him do a good job.

LL: My 'outfit' was pretty standard, nothing to write home about. Got rid of the escort. It's all about the Peugeot these days.

Emerson Marks said...

PS LL - It's a pumpkin.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Crikey if I'm in charge we'll end up in Blackpool...
Good idea though, we'll have to wait for Lulu to be in England.
Sx

Istvanski said...

Big Congrats to the happy couple!
Where are the photos of the embarrassing drunken dancing uncles?

KAZ said...

Seems like a waste of good vegetables - couldn't you have let him have it anyway?

Emerson Marks said...

Hello Kaz, the best man has had his fair share of beastings.

Emerson Marks said...

No dancing uncles as far as I recall, Istvanski.

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savannah said...

lovely couple, sugar! personally, i think it's really much nicer when everyone behaves! or at least, in public! ;) xoxox

Emerson Marks said...

Indeed, Savannah. And as far as I'm aware everybody did!

Mrs Pouncer said...

Who is this Greg Baker? Scarla, do we know him? And what does Madame D mean about coming a close second? This whole comment box seems becrammed with entendres, both double and single.

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