Please click the photo or follow the link to view our favorite photo from Jamie and Joe’s wedding at the Rockledge Inn.
One of the delights of weddings for me personally is hangin’ with the boys. The vibe is completely different for the guys than it is for the girls before the ceremony. Girls tend to be a little more, ummm, serious when they’re nervous ; ). When guys get nervous (in general), we get rowdy and impish. I prefer rowdy and impish.
But it has been a while since I have seen a group of groomsmen quite as rowdy as these. From butt slaps to jumping on each other’s backs, we were off the the testosterone races right from the beginning. Joe’s Best Man was an absolute riot. He proposed to Joe right in the middle of the boy’s formals. And the best part was Joe played along. And yet, this was but a hint of what was in store.
Things reached a peak when Joe got a very “dedicated-to-his-role” lap-dance from his Best Man during the reception. You have to understand that Joe is really fun and all, but he’s also a real Man’s Man (big truck, had to really give him some grief and joke around to get him to smile during their engagement photos…). Frankly, he’s the last guy I would have thought I’d see getting a lap-dance from another dude. But you know what? They are both Army, and they’ve seen and done stuff that probably makes their bond closer than I can ever imagine. So if he wants to give Joe a friggin’ lap-dance, he can! (Not to mention it was pee-your-pants funny.) Lord knows I’ve given a few lap-dances to my buddies… whether they wanted them or not.
Oh yes, there was also a lovely wedding this day, too! Jamie chose a simple yet elegant dress and she and Joe had just as much open love and affection as they did for their engagement photos, which were pretty legendary, I think. I think Jamie knew what she was in for this day: the boy’s kind of took over and gave the day an incredible energy of celebration and fun. Everyone had a blast, and I don’t think she would have had it any other way.