Thursday, March 25, 2010

The benefit of straps

She gave her strapless gown one more yank firmly into place before taking her father's arm and rounding the corner. She looked down the long aisle as the music started to play. She walked down the aisle, smiling at the familiar faces until suddenly... a yank. A cool breeze. Her father had stepped on her train, pulling down her strapless dress and revealing her breasts to all the assembly. Time seemed to slow as she tried to cover herself, grab her dress, and run back down the aisle. As the bride ran down the aisle the mother of the bride began crawling over the pews, hurling obscenities, until she was close enough to start hurling punches at her ex-husband for ruining their daughter's big day.

Fortunately, this was not my wedding. Unfortunately I wasn't even there. But Magpie posted a wedding story, in response to Mayberry Mom's question "What’s the story you end up telling and retelling about your wedding, or one you attended?" And I couldn't help but think of this story that my husband tells often.

When the Big Guy and I got married he had one stipulation: no strapless dresses.

13 comments:

Mahala said...

I have to know.. are they still married?

painted maypole said...

I have no idea. The bride did finally come back and the wedding continued.

mayberry said...

oh, wow. Talk about starting off on the wrong foot. Or, uh, boob.

niobe said...

And I'm sure it made for a great wedding video too!

Alice said...

Oy vay!

Mary G said...

This is funny as all get out, but one cannot help but feel sorry for the poor girl.
My favourite is less dramatic - a flower girl who stepped on a trailing veil as the couple proceded down the aisle after the ceremony and jerked the poor bride to a pratfall-like halt.

Magpie said...

Oh my. I'm glad your husband insisted on a non-strapless dress...

Kat said...

Oh. My. Word.

I have no other words.

ewe are here said...

Wow. What a wedding!


Does make you wonder if they had an official photographer/videographer who managed to capture the disaster. ... and if s/he did the honorable thing and 'lose' the photos. shudder

Mike said...

This is classic -- and so timely for me in a household thinking about straps this week!

Kyla said...

Oh nooooooo! How horrifying. I would have died!

Rima said...

That is hands down the most horrifying wedding story I have ever heard. I've never trusted strapless dresses, and here's proof!

another good thing said...

hahahaha. love it! Iwatch that pick the dress show sometimes, and keep wondering why all these girls go strapless??
they need to see that video..
surely someone captured it. heh heh