Sunday, June 30, 2013

I Do! the best I can


As you may already know, Kenny Mac at Greenwich Village Daily Photo and I are engaged, and we're deeply in love. Which worries certain members of my family, as I've never actually met Kenny Mac. But I think that works in our favor.

The wedding date remains elastic. There's so much to plan! In my previous marriages, there were only two of us, and we celebrated our nuptials with jello shots at the slot machine. I never had to worry about gold band versus mood ring, banjo or boombox, Fritos or Doritos. Now, my head is spinning. Ralph's Breaded Shrimp, or Trader Joe's Smoked Oysters, or Von's Tuna Melts????  Wake me when this nightmare of pretentious elegance is over. My reach has now officially exceeded my grasp.

Men get off easy, don't they? They simply don't care about the details. For instance, my wedding gown. It took me ages to find the right plaid, but Ken just rifled through a few pages of a Sears Catalog  and said, "C'est moi."


Kevin, at East of West LA, is best man.


Ushers -- Tony, Bandit, Earl, Pat reached a wardrobe-consensus.


Banjo is the lone hold-out.


Fortunately, I have a wedding planner. She's my rock.



I've got more to share -- bridesmaids, wedding feast, honeymoon.

32 comments:

  1. Well congratulations! I do hope I'm invited. I'll bring the nachos!

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  2. Yes, congratulations! I can see already that this promises to be THE EVENT of the year.
    What would you like me to bring? Ranch dip with Ruffles chips? Pigs in Blankets?

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  3. Banjo vs. Boombox? What?!!!

    At least you found that newest picture of me. How'd you do that?

    And why DON'T we have plaid wedding gowns?

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  4. I hope to make the reception. You don't know me, but I'll be the man with the Pringles in his pocket.

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  5. I love the plaid! You are in good hands with Miss Havisham as your wedding planner. Shall I throw you a bridal shower?

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  6. Pigs in Blankets -- what, you think I'm made of money?

    And if the bridal gown screams Karin (and good lord, it does), just wait until you see the bridesmaids.

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  7. (sniff sniff) I love the romance of it all.

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  8. Don't forget the ferris wheel. That was our wedding band. And unlike a wedding band, you can enjoy the ferris wheel again and again.

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  9. I can't wait! Paper plates and plastic utensils! I know with whom you're registered, so I won't ask about that.

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  10. Trader Joe's has these small bags of Marcona almonds with rosemary and salt. TO DIE FOR! So I'd go with TJ's, if I were you.

    Is it too much to hope you'll ask me to be a bridesmaid? Even if you don't, I forgive you already for turning down my proposal. (Whew.)

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  11. I too am dying to be asked to be a part of the party. Matron of dishonor? I have some lovely homemade garments stashed from the 60's that might do nicely for the occasion. I also have a hand cranked clamp-on meat grinder from way back that would do beautifully for a gift. That is what you need, right?

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  12. A bag of peanut m&m's, a matchbook preacher, bottle of Ten High, a dress from the Salvation Army and a boom box.

    bills in the mail

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  13. If you need gift ideas, I'm registered at both Big Lots and Tiffany's.

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  14. You have left me giddy in anticipation for your upcoming post. Bring on the bridesmaids!

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  15. I had the shoes already, but the others rejected the baggies.

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  16. I'm so excited! What shall I bring? Pork rinds? Maybe Tater Tots to go with Ms. M's Pigs in Blankets? We can do a great reception shindig. That bridal gown is terrific.

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  17. Although my heart hangs heavy with what might have been, I bid you both every happiness.

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  18. Des, don't you worry, my pretty. While you're waiting, a little wedding gift shopping might be in order.

    Bandit, I know, they're exacting, and frankly, scare me sometimes.

    Marjie, you won't believe what you're bringing.

    K, we'll always have Paris. Oh wait, I don't think that was you. What is it we'll always have -- Anaheim, maybe? Bakersfield? Am I warm?

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  19. Karin is also registered with, or should I say by, NSA, LACSD, and the USTA.

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  20. Oh, how exciting! Will there be polka music?

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  21. Always wanted to dress up as David Lee Roth for a wedding!

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  22. Mazel tov! The gift will be in the post as soon as the announcement goes out that you've completed the task! ;-)

    I am QUITE certain I saw Banjo in that get-up at the parade this last Sunday. I'm just saying perhaps he's already spoken for, or at least, a few million men in SF seemed to drool all over him this weekend!

    And, while I'm SURE you planned on my being a bridesmaid or Matron of Honor, that dress, uhm, well, yeah, I just don't think that's my, uh, color, yeah, color, THAT's the ticket!

    @Earl, save the hotpants for another event, I'm sure I could arrange the real deal to show up, if his schedule coordinates.

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  23. I knew this was going to be an elegant affair.

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  24. If I'm invited, I'll bring the dip. And I don't mean for Margaret's nachos.

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  25. Wedding? YEA! I'll bake the bridal party cake and the groom's cake. Let me know the colors and I'll start to tint the frosting.

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  26. There seems to be an odd silence coming from the groom...are you sure he's committed Hiker???

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  27. I'd love to meet your dip, Brenda. Roberta, you'll be doing double-duty.

    I have a theory about that, Kathy, which I'll address in my next post.

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  28. Gosh, KB, I didn't realise how out of the loop I've been and how many posts I've missed. Good grief, nap for a couple of weeks and look what happens?! I love your outfit. But Kenny's looks a bit stiff. Nothing a plaid boutonniere and some scotch won't fix.

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  29. Sounds great! Congratulations to you both!
    I have to schedule my trip because I live so far away...

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  30. I suppose if/when Kim K marries K West, her wedding dress will look, from behind, something like your first shot.

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  31. I don't know which is funnier, the post or the comments! Great one!

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  32. Wow - I miss a couple of weeks and all hell breaks loose. Stunning news, Karin! Please put me on the guest list. I make a mean 7-layer bean dip - a lovely complement to nachos, if I do say so myself.

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