Big congratulations to mokatz and his lovely bride Monica, and equally heartfelt best wishes for their new life together! We drove down to Pittsburgh yesterday to watch these two lucky folks commit themselves to the greater adventure of marriage, and to join in the festivities, and I don't think we could have asked for a better day. The skies were clear and a vivid blue, the air crisp and clean, the drive safe and uneventful, the ceremony beautiful in its simplicity and tradition. Having never experienced a Jewish wedding before, it was really enlightening and quite fascinating for me.
On top of all that, I not only ran the CD player for the ceremony itself (a nerve-wracking experience if ever there was one--no pressure or anything, it's only crunch time on my friends' Magic Day), I had the pleasure and privilege to share the spinning of tunes and the announcing of announcements at the reception with gieves, who is most certainly the best DJ partner that I have had the opportunity to work with. It really brought back the great memories of spinning together at WRUW, way back in the proverbial day. In spite of the very raw/live nature of how the reception flowed, I think we managed it okay, and everyone seemed to have a good time... So I guess that means we're available for birthdays and bar mitzvahs as well. :-)
Congratulations once again to the lucky couple--may their lives together be long, happy, and filled with wonders. Mazel tov!!
- Mood: happy
- Music: Philip Glass - "Knee 5"