Posts tagged wedding
Posts tagged wedding
The proper response to a friend’s Facebook “______ married ______” life event:
“Congrats!” or “Hey, I didn’t know you got hitched. Congrats!” Basically, some variation on the theme of wishing them well.
A selection of improper responses:
“I wasn’t invited?” No, obviously you weren’t, and now you’re making it all awkward turtle for everyone else.
Or: “I don’t believe in marriage!” Good for you, snowflake. Now move along.
Or: “Ugh, I can’t believe you married ________!” Air your grievances in private. You don’t need to Debbie Downer threadjack about how your friend’s new spouse is a boil in humanity’s arse. It might be true, but that’s just rude to do on your friend’s event. I bet you weren’t invited to the wedding either.
Finally: “We’re pregnant/buying a house/got engaged/making millions!” Good for you! Now, let your pal have a moment before one-upping their happiness.
I’ve seen all of these this weekend. Here’s a rule of thumb: Would you say it to their face? How about at their wedding in front of all their guests into a microphone? Because that’s what you’re doing on Facebook. And if you answered yes to those questions, then we now know the reason you posted, “What, no invite?”
Because you’re a fun-sucking douchecanoe that feeds on squashing the happiness of others. /rant
These pictures are from a colonial themed wedding with (exclusively?) white wedding guests yukking it up while an entirely black staff waits anxiously upon their every whim and desire in South Africa. What a fabulous idea! I think I’d like to have a plantation wedding in Georgia with pro-Confederacy theme, of course all the servants will be black and dressed in slave garb. Next, we’ll take the train to the West Coast of the USA and the theme changes! Now it’s the Gold Rush and we’re waited on by Asians dressed as laborers and Mexicans because authenticity is super important to us. Maybe we’ll even force the waitstaff of Asian descent to smoke some opium; the Opium Wars were so fun and elegant! Next, we all set off in covered wagons and shoot arrows at real-live Native Americans. Maybe we’ll ask them to reenact the Trail of Tears and top it off by stealing their land. Just for shits and giggles. I wish I lived in Africa so that I could have a Hotel Rwanda theme wedding.
This isn’t racism, people, nor is it a celebration of colonialism/imperialism. No, no, no, no, no! Shame on you for even suggesting such a thing! It’s just a theme wedding. It’s just part of history. You people are so fucking sensitive. This is clearly a case of political correctness gone awry. Oppression is awesome if you’re a member of the ruling class. Why not celebrate the abuse of power? We’ve registered for impoverished children from developing countries. It’s so important to purchase children when they’re young so you can train them properly.
Check out the photographer’s FB page. They think this is all much ado about nothing. But, then again, I heard a lot of people defend apartheid because outsiders “just didn’t understand” and “those people need to be controlled.”
The photographer’s blog post, welovepictures dot blogspot dot com (I want to make sure I give them credit for their work), has been taken down (GEE I WONDER WHY?) but it was originally posted with this text:
It’s not often that we meet clients and get as excited about a wedding as we did almost 4 months in advance. When we met Dave and Chantal in January to discuss their ‘Out of Africa’ themed wedding, we couldn’t hide our excitement and Travis was practically bouncing off the walls with ideas and inspiration. We love themed weddings, especially beautiful themes like ‘Colonial Africa’ which promise great pictures and a nostalgic and thoughtfully decorated wedding.
You know what else was beautiful and inspiring about colonialism? The way women were viewed as children and/or property. Hey, members of marginalized groups, how about we stop slinging mud at each other and start working to create a more equitable world for everyone?
The poll found at this link asks: It is racist?
This sums up my reaction. The commentary on this = amazing.
Wow. This just goes to show that not all my haters are conservative, but they all have something in common…
It’s none of your business what I’m doing with my name, but since you asked so weirdly, I’m hyphenating.
As for barefoot and pregnant…
Or at least not paying attention. Do I seem all anxious to get knocked up? There’s too much left to do in my life. Plus, I can’t just leave dishes of food and water on the floor and take off all day. For some reason, the law thinks doing that for my cats makes me responsible but doing that for a baby is neglect. Fuck, man, I’d leave food and water, but they’d still have an issue … so yeah, no kids right now.
I’m assuming you’re progressive. Progressives usually advocate for reproductive rights and choice. If choosing to be barefoot and pregnant offends you, perhaps you need to look up the definition of choice again.
Painting a picket fence?
We don’t have a picket fence. Was that a requirement to get married? As for the fence, I hope he would paint it because I think he’d do a better job.
As for buying into the heteronormative establishment in this country…
I don’t have to justify my choices to you. I also question why you would choose to slam me for getting married, as if this completely transformed me into June Cleaver on Valium, placidly placing the roast on the table at 5 p.m. every night. No more activism, opinions or free will…
Yeah, one big reason Andrew married me is for who I am, not who he thinks I could be magically transformed into via a marriage license and a ring. Uh, I’m still the same person, just married now.
Frankly, it sounds like you just wanted to come in and try to rain on my parade here. Not sure why.
Or don’t. My husband is actually pretty progressive himself. We’re kind of a dynamic duo. There’s plenty of people happy for us, and I find it pretty hard to care about your bizarre complaint.
If you follow me, unfollow is in the upper right hand corner of your screen. In conclusion,
Andrew and I after our wedding at Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, June 4th, 2011.
I love this pic - he was suave, plus you can see my fab shoes.
The ceremony :)
I had a few requests for pics, hence wedding stuff.
Returning to our regular programming tomorrow…
"Stay Forever" by Ween
My fiancé and I are seriously considering this for a first dance song. Thoughts, Tumblr universe?
Dr. Ahmad Zaafan and his new wife, Oula Abdul Hamid, were married today in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
This is an amazing picture. Married in the middle of revolution.
This had to be in Wyoming.