Friday, June 16, 2017

Weddings....the good the bad the deadly

Hi Reagan Summerside here from the Consignment Shop Mysteries. I’m here to talk weddings, in this case Savannah weddings, the good, the bad and the deadly
            You know that old saying, always the bridesmaid never the bride, well I’ve been both. The bride part didn’t take proven by the fact that I caught Hollis, my husband and the hound of Savannah, doing the horizontal hula with Cupcake right there in his office. That was some staff meeting, all right.
The last wedding I attended I came to deliver a bowtie to the groom as he misplaced his.  The good part of that wedding was the cake was delicious. The deadly part was that the groom wound up dead in five tiers of icing and fondant, the ugly part was that my BFF, Chantilly, the groom’s ex got accused of the murder.

Round tables decked out in peach-tone wedding linens with white flower arrangements of roses and forget-me-nots dotted the room and Doreen-the-wedding-planner lay crumbled in a heap on the floor.
“Oh dear Lord!” I starting for Doreen but stopped in my tracks because Simon was there too. He was face down in his very own five-tiered wedding cake with a silver cake knife sticking out of his back.
            Chantilly shouldn’t have been at the wedding in the first place of course but she and her UPS truck just sort of wound up there.
“You shouldn’t be here,” I said to Chantilly as she swiveled round in the driver’s seat of her UPS van. White icing and cake crumbs smeared her lips and a glob of raspberry filling dripped down her chin. A pink butter cream rose stuck to the front of her brown uniform blouse. “Dear God in heaven! You went and ate the wedding cake!”
“One slice,” she mumbled around a mouthful. “Who’s going to miss one little old slice? The freaking thing is five tiers high. It took three Cakery Bakery employees and the owner Delta Longford herself to lug it in. They even made GracieAnn Harlow stand on a ladder to get the bride and groom thing on top.”
Chantilly held up a chunk of mangled pastry. “This here should be my wedding cake, except for the pink roses. This should be my wedding day, my wedding colors of creamy-peach and blue-morning-rain. Simon is my man. We were engaged! How could he marry someone else!” Chantilly wailed, a tear sliding down her cheek and cutting a path across a white icing smear.
            Hopefully none of the weddings you’ve attended were like this one with the groom dead as Lincoln right there in his own cake.
What do you think is the best part of a wedding? The cake? The first dance? The saying I Do? What are your favorite wedding colors? Favorite locations…destination weddings, church weddings, garden weddings?
Let me know and I’ll give away a copy of  Killer in Crinoline from the answers.
Hugs, Reagan
www.DuffyBrown.com




25 comments:

  1. I love the I do's and the groom's first look of the bride.

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  2. The cake is certainly a great part of the wedding. In general, though, the reception is the best part of the wedding. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Personally I like the actual wedding itself, I just love seeing the two of them up there saying their vows.

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  4. I think the part is the actual wedding ceremony itself. I like it when thay see each other at the beginning of the ceremony. New series to me, would love to read.
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  5. The father of the bride/bride dance.

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  6. The walk down the aisle since it is very emotional. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. The reception especially if it is a destination wedding, in Italy, at the beach or the mountains. Ilove graden weddings. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I love the vows. Also, I like shades of blue for colors and either church or beach weddings. I love this series! mcastor07@gmail.com

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  9. I love watching the bride walk into the church and up the aisle. Goosebumps.

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  10. I like the ceremony. It is amazing. My favorite colors were red and white. It was very striking.
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  11. I haven't been to a wedding in years! My cousin is getting married in July, but I sent in my regrets. When I was little I thought a rainbow wedding would be neat. I never married...and don't intend to. lol.

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  12. My fave part is the first dance. Love lavender as a color. Love destination weddings especially in Hawaii. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I'm a romantic at heart. My favorite part of a wedding is when the bride and groom come down the aisle after the ceremony. I love how happy they look and full of promise to begin their life together.

    I hate with a passion when either one or both shove the cake into the other one's face. I think it is so disrespectful, and not he least bit funny.

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  14. The groom watching the bride walk down the isle is the best part. Barn weddings are my favorite.

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  15. Favorite colors are the classic black and white.

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  16. the ceremony itself. I like bright colors.
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  17. I believe the vows are the best part. I like that couples are personalizing their vows. My wedding colors would be red, blue and cream (my favorite colors). I would wear a tea length gown. I am not a fan of destination weddings. It is a nice concept, but many family members cannot afford the airfare (and hotel). Garden weddings are a nice idea, but it depends on the time of year and day. You do not want the sun shining in your guests face. Or it be so hot the guests are uncomfortable and sweating in their dry clean only clothes. The most important thing about a wedding is the couple. As long as they are happy, that is all that counts. Thank you for a chance to win! Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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  18. I like weddings in a medieval Cathedral...I mean if you are dreaming go big...and my niece got married in one. My favorite part was the dancing afterwards which went on all night in her case. But it was filled with joy.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  19. I am able to perform wedding ceremonies - I enjoy personalizing the ceremony for each couple. cheers (at) marjimmanor (dot) com

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  20. The winner is Marilyn. Thanks for playing along. Anyone wanting Duffy tote and swag just email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com
    Hugs, Duffy

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  21. Today is actually my 12th wedding anniversary. :)
    My favorite part of weddings is the look on the groom's face when the bride comes out. The first dance is pretty special, too.

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  22. My daughter became engaged last month and is just now beginning to plan her wedding. Colors are navy and coral for the girls and grey worth coral ties for the guys. The whole wedding is magical. From the vows to the cake. It is also a great deal of work, wouldn't miss it for the world. Meg85242 @ gmail dot com

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  23. Of Course, the Cake would be the Best Part!

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  24. I agree that the cake is the best part and I love weddings held in old churches.

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