I was at a 10th anniversary celebration Friday night at the UAF Botanical Gardens. That’s where this story comes from. Apparently (before I arrived) there was this barefoot guy wandering around the pavilion/gazebo thing, and nobody knew who he was. Bride asked various friends who he was/here with, and nobody knew.
Finally one of them went independently to the young man and asked, “May I introduce you to the bride and groom?”
I love it.
When the 10-years-married bride approached himlater he looked at her a little funny (she was wearing a tiara of small flowers, but her dress was a simple sundress). “Are you the bride?” he asked, hesitantly.
“Yes,” she said, almost as surprised to be addressed that way. “Yes I am.”
“Nobody knew who he was,” she told me later. “I was just going over to introduce myself.”
He left shortly afterwards. I have to wonder if he was full or had been shamed into leaving. And I’ll have to remember that line about “introducing.” Good stuff, that.