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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Wedding Bells

Posted September 9, 2010 9:24 a.m. EDT
Updated September 10, 2010 7:15 a.m. EDT

What’s your favorite and funniest wedding story?   Please share. 

Also, what advice would you give to the father of the bride? I’m a FOB rookie. 

This weekend my daughter Lauren will marry Luke Wolf in Cary. I couldn’t be happier about the wedding. Luke is a fine young man with a bright future. Cindy and I love his family. It’s going to be a great weekend. I’ve attached a picture of Lauren and Luke taken by Raleigh photographer Curtis Brown. 

I am still struggling with what I am going to say as a toast to the couple. I write speeches all the time but this one is really special. I want to say just the right thing. 

I mentioned the wedding on Facebook and received a gush of greetings and advice. 

Here are some of my favorite tips so far: 

From my dear friend Ira David Wood: "Now, sit down in front of your TV and put on FATHER OF THE BRIDE ... just for kicks." 

From Christie Shook: "Tell them to keep their legs slightly bent. If they keep them straight, they are liable to pass out. Especially if a lot of prayers are involved." 

And from Thomas Fenske: "Shoes. Where are the shoes!!!!!! Sweet couple ... good luck to them!" 

Thomas, thank you! I'd forgotten all about buying those special shiny shoes I will need.  Thanks for reminding me to get a pair today!