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Old 10-22-2008, 04:51 AM   #1516
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So they crash!
But it wasn't even to be with you at your event!
It was to unabashedly stalk AC actors!

Rob these people need a new one ripped for them!
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:49 AM   #1517
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Rob, while I don't know you personally, I feel I know you through your wonderful posts here. I am shocked at the behaviour of the 'crashers'. You know...I have said that if I had known you guys were across the lake from me (I was at BCV that weekend), I would have raised a glass in your direction. I hope that doesn't appear to be a case of 'stalking' !!! I can't imagine anyone intruding on someone else's private celebration.
Okay....enough said...back to enjoying your fun reports!!!
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:04 AM   #1518
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You know Rob... you really would have been better off if ALL of US had crashed your wedding as opposed to these two! We are much more well behaved (we would have kenneled the goat).
Yeah, but what would we have done with Rosie?
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:10 AM   #1519
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They took crashing to a whole new level. I can't believe someone would actually do that. If I had been down there I would have loved to see you and Scott but I would never dream of invading your ceremony & reception. So did they at least give you a gift????
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:13 AM   #1520
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Yeah, but what would we have done with Rosie?
Guess we'd have to have her put down.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:24 AM   #1521
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Guess we'd have to have her put down.


(Don't tell her I laughed.)
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:38 AM   #1522
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Wow, the gall of those "people" to just crash like that, and not even to be with you!! I'm so sorry for you, and your invited guests, to have to put up with them! ugh! Have you seen them since the wedding?? i don't know if I could be a gracious person if I ever saw them again!
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:41 AM   #1523
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Oh Mary Kaye and Randy just love yall Rob and Scott and I had to come over here and read every word!

What a great writer you are!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful story.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:49 AM   #1524
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I like others, feel as though I was at your wedding!! What an amazing celebration of love. The details of your wedding were so creative and elegant...I may steal the cake idea!! You have renewed my thoughts on a committment ceremony. As a divorced woman, HAPPILY partnered with my soulmate for 2 1/2 years now, I am very open to the idea. Best wishes to you both!!

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Old 10-22-2008, 12:01 PM   #1525
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Oh Mary Kaye and Randy just love yall Rob and Scott and I had to come over here and read every word!

What a great writer you are!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful story.
We thought they were pretty awesome, too!

Glad you're enjoying it!

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The details of your wedding were so creative and elegant...
Elegant? I didn't think it was very elegant. There was much silliness. On purpose. The next installment definitely ups the silliness quotient!
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:51 PM   #1526
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That was a great question left unanswered. Did the Crashers bring a gift and what was it's approximate monetary value?

I would never dream of judging my guests by those standards, but for crashers all bets are off.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:20 PM   #1527
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Day Four - Sunday September 28th-THE BIG DAY!- Part Three

After we'd mingled for a while, it got to be 4:00pm, which is when we'd planned to start. So Scott and moved toward the stage in the Main Salon, turned on the lights, and pulled out the microphone. (One of the actresses asked us if we knew how to turn on the lights. I'd been sitting under the light switch for years, no instruction needed.)

I started, "Hi, welcome to the Adventurers Club an thank you all for joining us for our Big Fat Gay Disney Wedding. As you know, Scott an I met here at Pleasure Island. Over at 8-Trax during Gay Days 2003 to be exact. And our first date, the next night started right up there in that archway", as I pointed to the archway on the second level.

"We'll be moving into the Library for the ceremony shortly, but before you can enter the Library here at the Adventurers Club, we'll need to make you all honorary members of the club."



This is all the set up for the "New Member Induction Ceremony" (aka the NMI)that was done three times a night at the Adventurers Club. When we first decided to have our ceremony at the club, we decided that we wanted to do the induction ceremony as well. When they announced that the club would be closing, we talked about skipping it, because we were afraid it would seem maudlin, and I was afraid that people would start to cry. But as we spoke to our friends and some of the performers, they told us that we should go ahead with our plan. Finally we came to the conclusion that this would be our one and only shot at doing it. We were goinng to do it right.

Typically the ceremony starts with Graves, the club's English Butler announcing that the ceremony would make everyone members. We could have had an actor portray Graves, but it would have cost us a lot of money for a two-minute bit (four minutes if you count that he would also play the Colonel for the club song) and we really didn't want to have any of our performer friends have to "work". So not having an English butler, we turned to the next best option: an Englishman. Our friend Glen, having travelled from the U.K. for the wedding was pressed into service along with his lovely wife, Pippa, to make the announcement for the NMI. They were thrilled to do it, and played it up beautifully.

Once Glen and Pippa made the announcement, I turned the microphone over to Scott to teach the Club Salute. (Literally, I turned it over as I handed it to him, and he went to speak into the wrong end. It's a bit frequently used at the club.) Scott forces a laugh, smiles a broad smile and says "You, turned it over! Man, that was NEVER funny!" And the crowd applauded. One of the performers actually stood up and said "Thank you! I always hated that bit!"

From there Scott taught everyone the club salute. Fishy wave, pretend to take a drink, throw your hand up and yell "Kungaloosh!". Then he went through all the "greatest hits" of what Kungaloosh can mean: "Hello"; "Good-bye"; "Kiss me quick, before the lava reaches the village"; "Didn't I see you at the nude beach"; "Don't touch that it's dead"; "Please touch that, I'm hoping it's still alive"; and (say it with me if you know it) "What are your pants doing around your ankles and why are you waving that stinky piece of cheese at me?" (And over half the crowd joined him in saying that last one. Then another performer added "that was NEVER funny!")

He then explained that if you were ever in doubt as to whether another person is a fellow adventurer, you should simply give them the salute. "If they salute you back, you can sit down and regale each other with stories of daring adventures. If they do NOT return your salute, turn and run the other way, before they call the cops. It's happened to us twice. Today."



After that, I asked everyone to please repeat after me for the recitation of the Club Creed. Then proceeded to have them repeat after me while I tried to get them to stop because I wasn't to the creed yet. (I swear it's funnier in person. ) Then I led as we all recited the club creed:

"We climb the highest mountains,
Just to get a better view.
We plumb the deepest oceans,
Because we're daring through and through.
We cross the scorching deserts,
Martinis in our hands.
We ski the polar ice caps,
In tuxedos looking grand.
We are reckless, brave and loyal,
And valiant to the end.
If you come in here a stranger,
You will exit as a friend.
Kungaloosh!"

That last part "If you come in here a stranger, you will exit as a friend" had been getting to me. For the last month the club was open, I got all choked up at that line. It's where I feared the waterworks would start. But that day, we were having too much fun. I sailed right through it without a problem.



The third step of the NMI is to have the Colonel teach the all-purpose club theme song. Since we didn't have anyone to work the colonel (he's a puppet) we asked our friends Sharon & Joe to teach the song, explaining that "Colonel Critchlow Suchbench is our head of security here at the club, and club gleemeister, however, he's on extra alert wedding security duty at the moment because some of you look shady. Instead of having the Colonel teach you the song, we'll ask Sharon & Joe to teach it to you instead." And then what Sharon and Joe did was a complete surprise to us (we hadn't rehearsed ANY of this). Sharon is much shorter than her husband. Sharon is pretty much shorter than everyone. She's "four and a half feet of fury". So it was completely funny, when Joe proceeds to say that he's perfecting his ventriloquism act and introduces us to his puppet. This works in several bits done by the colonel and has the crowd roaring. Another thing with the colonel is he's asked for "the song" and he starts singing a bawdy tune a couple times before realizing he should be teaching the club theme song. So rather than bawdy songs, Joe & Sharon start trying to teach the crowd "It's Raining Men", "YMCA" and "I Will Survive" When I gave them the standard line of "No, no we need the song that's appropriate for this occasion!" I got the response: "What's more appropriate for a gay wedding than It's Raining Men?" Then they finally sang the Club's All Purpose Theme Song (we'll sing it through twice, for the benefit of anyone visiting from the state of Texas):

"Marching Along We're Adventurers
Singing the Song of Adventurers!
Up or Down,
North, South, East, or West
An Adventurers Life is best!"

And the crowd sang along happily. Twice through and repeating the last line at the end.

And then I was back on the microphone again "And now that you're all honorary members of the club, the library doors are open, please head in for our commitment ceremony. Please don't worry about whether to sit on the bride's side or the grooms side, because OOPS! we forgot to find a bride! So sit wherever you'd like!"

With that folks moved into the library, and I asked for a glass of water because my mouth was DRY!

Next up: This is it! The ceremony itself!

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Old 10-22-2008, 01:25 PM   #1528
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That was a great question left unanswered. Did the Crashers bring a gift and what was it's approximate monetary value?

I would never dream of judging my guests by those standards, but for crashers all bets are off.
They did bring a gift.

And I feel that it is not appropriate for me to discuss the amount of any gift we've received from anyone. We thought that every single gift was far too generous. We were doing this to celebrate with our loved ones, not to receive gifts. To discuss the generosity of any of our guests, would be extremely rude of ME, and I shall not do so.

I do agree with your second statement, however.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:29 PM   #1529
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Yup, silliness for sure..they say your wedding should reflect who you really are, so you pulled it off!!
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:12 PM   #1530
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Several people here on the Gay & Lesbian Forum have expressed an interest in what it's like to have a Disney Fairy Tale Wedding . . . er . . . Commitment Ceremony.

Well, we had our planning session and menu tasting with Disney yesterday, and thought I'd let you all know how it went.

For those of you who don't know how the process with DFTW works: You book your venues either a year or eight months in advance (depends on which locations you want), you put down a deposit and sign the contract. At that point, you're assigned a wedding planner. At the six-month mark, you set up a planning session with your wedding planner and sit down with the Disney folks and plan out all the details (Or as many as possible). The planning session can be done in person or over the phone. If you are able to do the planning session, it takes place in Franck's Wedding Studio and you get to do a cake tasting and a menu tasting.

That's what we did yesterday. The planning session and tastings.

Things went VERY well with our planning session yesterday. I'll go into detail and include pictures (food porn) in the next post.
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