The Big Day--Wedding Ceremonies
Thursday, February 18, 1999
We asked how married folks remembered their big day, and most smiled fondly. Whether people in the ''90s still want traditional ceremonies is less clear, with wedding dreams ranging all over the spectrum in Monterey County singles'' minds.
Resides: The Base
Occupation: World Traveller
Where would you want to be married? In a castle.
Where would you go on your honeymoon? A historic World War II site.
What color cummerbund would you wear? I would prefer a sword and belt.
What music would you want at the reception? Something with feeling from The Godfather
Is it appropriate to smash cake in your partner''s face? Absolutely not, I prefer a good joust.
Occupation: Financial Consultant
Where did you get married? San Francisco
What was your wedding like? Short and to the point.
What kind of dress did you wear? A white evening gown.
Did you experience "cold feet"? No, but he did.
Occupation: Graduate Student
Where would you want to be married? New Orleans during Mardi Gras.
What was the worst wedding you attended? A friend in Chicago had giant dancing toys at the reception and everyone watched them dance.
Where would you go on your honeymoon? Italy, I would pray a lot and meet the Pope.
What song would you want while walking down the aisle? "It''s a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong.
Resides: Del Rey Oaks
Occupation: Temporarily Unemployed
Where would you get married? In a church.
Where would you go on your honeymoon? Israel, because besides the U.S., it''s the most important country.
What song would you want played during the ceremony? "The Trumpet Voluntary," it was popularized at the wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillips.
Is it appropriate to smash cake in your new partner''s face? No, that is kind of crude. I would consider smashing a glass underfoot as in Jewish tradition.
Is it archaic for the father to give the bride away? No, it is a rite of passage.
Resides: Big Sur
Where did you get married? Over twenty years ago in Guadalajara.
What was the worst wedding you attended? Can''t remember any.
Where did you go on your honeymoon? Guanajuato, one of the most romantic cities in Mexico.
What did you wear at the ceremony? Black and white with a regular tie.