Man Down! We Have a Fainter

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Man Down! We Have a Fainter

After nine years you’d think I’ve seen it all.  Well, you’d be right.  Some things I don’t really want to add to my list of experiences.  Like wedding crashers, rain and fainting groomsmen.  Yes, fainting groomsmen.

As a proud former band geek, I know the cardinal rule of ‘NEVER LOCK YOUR KNEES WHEN STANDING FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.’  Ever see those funny videos of the band member holding the tuba go crashing to the ground?  Locked knees.  At the rehearsal, I make sure to point this out to the party.  In fact, at this wedding rehearsal I said:  “Make sure to not lock your knees and drink plenty of water.  If you faint, I will blog about it and put it on YouTube.”  😉  Well I was only joking, but you’re reading this blog, so I think you know where this is going.

Paso Robles is HOT!!! This day it was just over 100 degrees.  I’ve lived here for over 10 years now and believe it or not, I can handle the heat.  You have to when 90% of  your wedding are outside.  I had gotten the bride down the aisle and was about to update my facebook status (you know me)  😉 when I heard:  “Water! Water!”  I look up in time to see a groomsman wobbling in the heat.  We had cold water right there but it wasn’t enough.  He went down.  Another groomsman caught him.  I ran down the aisle grabbed a chair from the front row and got it under him just when he was really going down.  He was a big guy and we couldn’t hold him.  I got a parasol and got him in the shade.  Guests were attending to him so I thought I’d check on the bride.  She told me she thought SHE was going to faint.  Off I ran for more water and a parasol for her.  After about 15 minutes, the ceremony continued.  All of the groomsmen held parasols for the rest of the wedding so their friend would be in the shade.

Advice for anyone involved in a wedding:

Drink water, drink water, drink water!  Eat, eat, eat!  Oh and of course, DON’T LOCK YOUR KNEES!  😉

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