Last night was a good night for baseball. Toronto ended the Yankee’s winning streak with a 7-4 victory. And in a long battle, Boston held off Baltimore 4-3, sealing the victory as Wendy and Joey took to the floor for their first dance as a married couple. In other words, it was a good night both for Boston and for Toronto.
(For those not following the blogger wedding of the century, Wendy’s a lifelong Bostonian and Joey is formerly one of Toronto’s most eligible bachelors.)
My plan to broadcast the wedding live via IRC was thwarted by problems with cellphone signal, but, as one would expect at a blogger wedding, it’s been extensively documented. Jessica, of J’s Scratchpad (who, to my pleasant surprise, is a marvelous dancer…) offers a warm and humorous account. AKMA dissapointed the blogger contingent by not reading from his laptop, but did remain true to his roots, opening his homily with a reworking of homily in the Princess Bride: “The Internet is what brings us together, tonight.” (No, he didn’t do the accent, but that’s how it sounded in my head.) It’s the first homily I’ve ever heard that included both the Berkman Center and an oblique Brittney Spears reference.
And my lovely wife, the Velveteen Rabbi, officiant for the evening, offers her thoughts on the nature of “bespoke weddings”, the crafting of which she’s rapidly becoming expert at.
In the company of writers like this, I have few words to add. But I’ve got a few blurry snapshots that help remind me that this was one of the most joyful weddings I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending. Congratulations, Wendy and Joey!