One of the joys that has been a result of both being raised in a diverse city like Atlanta and in the profession that I have chosen is I have been blessed by having friends from many, many cultural backgrounds. In thinking about the weddings I have been in, it’s not merely the amount or location. It is also a matter of the many TYPES of weddings of which I have participated.
I have emceed at Asian-American weddings, participated in ornate Southern rehearsals dinners, toasted hard liquor at Chinese wedding receptions, and dressed in Filipino traditional clothing at a beautiful wedding in Manila.
My favorite awkward wedding moment was at my friend Marcus Hinton’s ceremony. You have to understand, Marcus is a beast. Former state of Georgia football player of the year and four year starter at Clemson. He graduated and worked with college athletes full-time. His wedding party consisted of ALL division one football players in skill positions. . . and me.
Everything was quite standard until we literally got to the point of the wedding starting. The guests were seated and we, the wedding party were uncomfortably waiting in the foyer of the church. The music started and it was R&B Gospel music with a great beat. The wedding coordinator then informed us [Read more…]