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Title: WOW
Post by: auntmeegs on July 12, 2010, 12:46:32 PM
I'm sorry, but this is absolutely hysterical! 

http://members.shaw.ca/The_Wizard_of_OZ5/blog_images/wedding/on_the_Bayou.htm
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Sabbyfrog2 on July 12, 2010, 12:52:09 PM
That wedding has actually been addressed here before hasn't it? I think the consensus was, not rude.
I actually don't find anything wrong with it at all personally. It certainly isn't to my taste but taste has nothing to do with etiquette. Everyone looked happy and there seemed to be plenty of food. The bride and groom are likely avid hunters or something and thought they would incorporate that theme into their wedding. It certainly isn't a faux pa, even if it isn't traditional.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: WillyNilly on July 12, 2010, 01:01:46 PM
Seemed lovely and actually quite traditional to me.  The idea of a big white dress and a catering hall, to me strikes me as very "current wedding trend" not at all "traditional". Ok I'll give it its about 100 years current but still in the grand scheme of humans pairing up that pretty recent.  And there's nothing wrong with big white dress/catering hall weddings but that doesn't mean they are the only correct way to do things.

An intimate family and friends gathering on public or family land, dressed in one's personal finest (in keeping with local cultural fashions) to me screams "traditional" wedding.  And there looked to be plenty of refreshments, comfortable accommodations and the smiles looked genuine: you can't describe a better wedding then that, can  you?
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Elfqueen13 on July 12, 2010, 01:02:28 PM
I love the cake.  It's amazing what can be done with an airbrush gun and food coloring.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: hyzenthlay on July 12, 2010, 01:05:52 PM
It is kinda hysterical . . .  in all the right ways.

All the guests look like they are having a good time, the dresses are far more attractive then many bride's maids dresses I've seen, the cake is adorable, and I think it would have been a blast to attend.

I'm not sure why a 'theme' that includes poofy white dresses, and rented tuxes is normal anyway  ;)

If my DH and I could have agreed on a more entertaining theme, we might well have done so. I don't think either of us could have pulled off looking like the leads from Fifth Element though. Still, if I'd tried it, at least Leeloo's bandage outfit is white  ;D
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: auntmeegs on July 12, 2010, 01:08:01 PM
Thanks Sabby, I didnít know it had been brought up here before.  I agree that it is not rude, just very interesting.  I wonder where they found that fabric for the dresses!
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: hyzenthlay on July 12, 2010, 01:12:58 PM
Thanks Sabby, I didnít know it had been brought up here before.  I agree that it is not rude, just very interesting.  I wonder where they found that fabric for the dresses!

Not hard to do at all. Camo is pretty popular pattern. Outside of people that make their own hunting cloths, blinds, tent covers, etc. it's kinda pretty for camping and outdoor uses in general.

You might not see it locally, but it's readily available on-line. In a wide variety of patterns and weights.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: trailgrrl on July 12, 2010, 01:22:58 PM
Looks like she had the exact wedding she and her husband wanted and had a great time with it.  All the guests appear to be  having a fantastic time,  I'd totally love this kind of a shin dig.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Redneck Gravy on July 12, 2010, 01:26:23 PM
I love this idea, maybe something similar for my next set of vows.

The catfish cake and gumbo are perfect for my tastes.

I think y'all should be seeing the reference to my name.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Elfqueen13 on July 12, 2010, 01:39:17 PM
Thanks Sabby, I didnít know it had been brought up here before.  I agree that it is not rude, just very interesting.  I wonder where they found that fabric for the dresses!

If you google "camouflage wedding" there are a bunch of sites that sell wedding-related items from clothes to tablecloths.  I guess it's getting to be a common theme?
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: MommyPenguin on July 12, 2010, 01:47:13 PM
Wow, that's a really unique theme!  I've never run into one like that before.  I think it looks fun, and not any different from having a pirate wedding or a Renaissance wedding or anything else (well, in terms of content, obviously, but not in terms of what's acceptable).  I'm not a big fan of weddings where people dress or act "in character," like characters from movies or tv shows, because I think that a wedding should be able you and your husband declaring your commitment (not Uhura and Yoda, or what-not), but I have no problem with costumes--after all, white poofy dresses and tuxes are costumes of a sort as well.  Almost every wedding has a "theme," whether it's conscious or not (coordinating colors and styles are a theme, if a less noticeable one than a Hawaiian luau).

I do think it's nice to indicate on the wedding invitation if there's any sort of theme that makes the wedding noticeably different from the "norm," though, just so that people are prepared ahead of time (even if they aren't expected to wear costumes or do anything differently).  That way somebody who has a deep and abiding fear of catfish in any form could make their excuses for this wedding.  :)
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: TylerBelle on July 12, 2010, 02:08:51 PM
I remember seeing this a while back. The location was really beautiful, imagine that lake in your backyard, wow. Looks like everyone was having a nice time, the HC looked radiant, both the catfish and wedding cakes were lovely, and there was plenty of pie.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Bright on July 13, 2010, 06:04:03 AM
http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=44212.0 and  http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=44651.0 both discuss this wedding as well.

They do look like they're having a good time and the food looked delicious.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Clara Bow on July 13, 2010, 11:06:23 AM
I love the bouquets, they look gorgeous. Perfect for any outdoor wedding...

I look at this couple and I get that "lasts forever" vibe....there's just something about a woman doing a camo wedding in a duckblind that says "cool" to me. I wonder if they're both hunters.

It's not what I would have chosen, but I like it. There was plenty of food, plenty of drink, plenty of seating and no one's peculiars were hanging out...etiquette bases covered!
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: purplemuse on July 13, 2010, 03:29:26 PM
I don't think I could eat the catfish cake-- it's too cute :)
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: MasterofSquirrels on July 15, 2010, 07:58:29 PM
not my taste.. but it was well executed..
i got married in a barn.. it was casual.. and lots of fun.. i had a wedding dress.. not too poufy, and my hub's had a suit. during the planning phase i spoke with a caterer and asked for snack foods.. little quiches.. tasty breads.. and the like..

she asked if they would be served on hay bales.. and then laughed at herself.  >:(  she did not get the job. well that and she told me she'd just get the stuff at Sam's Club..  ::) heck, i could have done that!
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Kimblee on July 16, 2010, 04:42:57 PM
I don't think I could eat the catfish cake-- it's too cute :)

Its really adoreable.

I would totally go with a theme like this... everyone seems so overjoyed.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: HonorH on July 18, 2010, 07:12:52 AM
Definitely not my cuppa, but if it made them happy . . .
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: jais on July 18, 2010, 07:23:56 AM
I think it's perfect. It obviously suited them.

My only (personal) hang up, is that I wish the bride would've worn something more different from the 'maids.

Maybe the camo with the blaze orange??  >:D

Sorry, my hubby is a sucker for all things camo!
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Twik on July 18, 2010, 10:24:11 AM
Terrible, I say, to have a wedding like that ...

... without inviting me. That looks like such a blast!
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Elfqueen13 on July 18, 2010, 08:12:15 PM
I think it's perfect. It obviously suited them.

My only (personal) hang up, is that I wish the bride would've worn something more different from the 'maids.

Maybe the camo with the blaze orange??  >:D

Sorry, my hubby is a sucker for all things camo!

I had to look through half the pictures before I figured out which one was the bride.  A v-neck instead of a square neck appears to be the only difference between them.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on July 19, 2010, 01:05:10 PM

If my DH and I could have agreed on a more entertaining theme, we might well have done so. I don't think either of us could have pulled off looking like the leads from Fifth Element though. Still, if I'd tried it, at least Leeloo's bandage outfit is white  ;D

Just don't forget your multi-pass! :)
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: hyzenthlay on July 19, 2010, 02:09:06 PM

If my DH and I could have agreed on a more entertaining theme, we might well have done so. I don't think either of us could have pulled off looking like the leads from Fifth Element though. Still, if I'd tried it, at least Leeloo's bandage outfit is white  ;D

Just don't forget your multi-pass! :)

Ahh instead of the rings, we could have exchanged multipasses, and perhaps the officiant could have said to those gathered 'They know it's a multipass!'

Or yeah, maybe not  :P
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on July 19, 2010, 05:08:51 PM
I think that would be kinda cute!   We just saw that one again a few weeks ago after not having seen it for a while.   

"Boom!  Big bada boom! Bada boom big!"

Oooh and you could have offered chicken or meat popsicles! :)   
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: purplemuse on July 21, 2010, 01:19:35 PM
I think it's perfect. It obviously suited them.

My only (personal) hang up, is that I wish the bride would've worn something more different from the 'maids.

Maybe the camo with the blaze orange??  >:D

Sorry, my hubby is a sucker for all things camo!

I had to look through half the pictures before I figured out which one was the bride.  A v-neck instead of a square neck appears to be the only difference between them.

Well of course-- she was camouflaged  ;D
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Carnation on August 07, 2010, 10:51:18 AM
I'll bet the guests are glad they didn't have to dress up in formal clothing to attend.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: hobish on August 09, 2010, 05:57:36 PM
Thanks Sabby, I didnít know it had been brought up here before.  I agree that it is not rude, just very interesting.  I wonder where they found that fabric for the dresses!

If you google "camouflage wedding" there are a bunch of sites that sell wedding-related items from clothes to tablecloths.  I guess it's getting to be a common theme?

Ooooh!  :D Thank you for pointing that out!
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: jayhawk on August 14, 2010, 07:32:05 AM
A couple of years ago there was a TV show on CMT called My Big Redneck Wedding - lots of camo weddings on that show!
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Ereine on August 14, 2010, 08:26:13 AM
I think it's perfect. It obviously suited them.

My only (personal) hang up, is that I wish the bride would've worn something more different from the 'maids.

Maybe the camo with the blaze orange??  >:D

Sorry, my hubby is a sucker for all things camo!

I had to look through half the pictures before I figured out which one was the bride.  A v-neck instead of a square neck appears to be the only difference between them.

Well of course-- she was camouflaged  ;D

I've been told that the original purpose of bridesmaids was to fool evil spirits, so they all dressed the same. Dressing in camouflage takes it even further ;D
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: look in the tunk on August 24, 2010, 08:57:03 AM
I love the bride's bouquet!

Not something I'd do either, but it suited them and it looks like everyone had a great time. :)
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Jan74 on December 22, 2010, 10:26:16 AM
The only thing I personally have a problem with is that shirtless dude, in just the vest and suspenders.

Men's armpits at a wedding is definitely not to my taste.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: TheresaJr. on January 12, 2011, 10:06:19 PM
Camouflage weddings aren't my cup of tea but, then again, I'm not paying for it.  They do seem happy.

Right now, I'm freezing in the Midwest.  The people in the photos look so nice and warm right now.  I'd give anything to be there. 
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: lurkerwisp on January 13, 2011, 04:33:26 PM
Hey!  This took place just south of where I live!  Some of our friends have a camp down there.  It's really pretty, but I bet it was buggy.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: SingActDance on February 15, 2011, 10:02:06 AM
The only thing that got me was the license plate that reads "Just married...I'd rather be hunting."
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Twik on February 17, 2011, 09:20:54 AM
The only thing that got me was the license plate that reads "Just married...I'd rather be hunting."

Could be worse - I once came across a license plate that said "I'd rather be breeding."

After my first  :o, I realized it was surrounded by tiny horses and sulkies, and that the car must belong to someone who bred standard-bred race horses.

The hilarious part was that the car was parked outside a maternity hospital....
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Kittymama on February 18, 2011, 08:32:53 PM
I recently came across pictures online of someone I used to know...apparently the wedding had a Tarantino movies theme, and there were (fake) bloody body parts as part of the decor, along with the cake being in a body bag. The groom is a homicide investigator. Would you say that was rude? Personally, I found it super-creepy.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: iridaceae on February 19, 2011, 05:34:14 AM
I recently came across pictures online of someone I used to know...apparently the wedding had a Tarantino movies theme, and there were (fake) bloody body parts as part of the decor, along with the cake being in a body bag. The groom is a homicide investigator. Would you say that was rude? Personally, I found it super-creepy.

I went to a wedding and reception once and the reception was very laid back.  After the first "cutting of the cake" the bride and groom went off to mingle and a member of their church decided to be helpful and finish cutting the cake for the couple.....he was one of the city's pathologists. I nearly choked on my soda when I saw him.

My father- who did not attend- still wonders if the pathologist used a knife from work or not.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Jan74 on February 19, 2011, 06:20:28 AM
I'd have had a great time at that Tarantino wedding.

Best wedding I've ever attended had a children's party theme. We were instructed to wear jeans, and there was a ball pit, a bouncy castle (all that had adult weight limits so we could play), hot dogs, cotton candy, ice cream, etc. The invites etc. had a circus theme.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Kittymama on February 19, 2011, 01:03:23 PM
I'd have had a great time at that Tarantino wedding.

Best wedding I've ever attended had a children's party theme. We were instructed to wear jeans, and there was a ball pit, a bouncy castle (all that had adult weight limits so we could play), hot dogs, cotton candy, ice cream, etc. The invites etc. had a circus theme.

Okay, that would rock! I must keep that in mind if I ever have occasion to get married again.  :P
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Twik on February 19, 2011, 08:50:36 PM
I'd have had a great time at that Tarantino wedding.

Best wedding I've ever attended had a children's party theme. We were instructed to wear jeans, and there was a ball pit, a bouncy castle (all that had adult weight limits so we could play), hot dogs, cotton candy, ice cream, etc. The invites etc. had a circus theme.

I'm not sure that the two things are quite equivalent.

I'd prefer my cake not to look like a dismembered body.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Jan74 on February 20, 2011, 11:04:15 AM
I'd have had a great time at that Tarantino wedding.

Best wedding I've ever attended had a children's party theme. We were instructed to wear jeans, and there was a ball pit, a bouncy castle (all that had adult weight limits so we could play), hot dogs, cotton candy, ice cream, etc. The invites etc. had a circus theme.

I'm not sure that the two things are quite equivalent.

I'd prefer my cake not to look like a dismembered body.

They are not equivalent, but I'd laugh at a body bag cake anyway. It is just my kind of sense of humor.
Title: Re: WOW
Post by: BeeGee01 on February 21, 2011, 10:02:14 AM
Well, it's not what I would have wanted for my wedding, or my children's wedding for that matter.  But from the photos, everyone looks like they are having a blast.  So for that group of people, looks like it was the perfect day.

The thing I noticed is that it appears they paid close attention to detail.  They made sure there was adequate food for the guests, appropriate seating, since it was outdoors they appeared to have some areas that provided relief from the elements. That's what a good hostess/host does for their wedding guests so they seemed to hit the mark on that.

While the decorations were not those usually found in traditional bridal stores...they did decorate the place.  That was not some thrown together last minute wedding/reception.  They thought it through and did it up to their own personal tastes.

Can't ask for much more than that.