Funneling the Love: We Marry

It was 9:00 AM on a cold day in Columbus and the bells were ringing in St. Chris. It was time.


The music began and our parents started proceeding toward the altar.


My bridesmaids were beautiful with their white bouquets and dresses…a symbol of the purity of love.


Mr. Funnel Cake was feeling pretty nervous as he waited for his bride.


The “Trumpet Voluntary” began and the congregation looked back.


The doors opened…and there I was on my father’s arm.


Poor Papa Funnel Cake was so nervous he would step on my dress (which he only did once…).


We made our way down the aisle surrounded by smiling familiar faces, so many of which I had not seen in the last few years while living in Europe. I can’t express how happy it made me to see my dear friends and family again on this important day.


Papa Funnel Cake handed me off to Mr. Funnel Cake, who immediately felt all his nervousness slip away as he took my hand. Everything felt “right” to him. Just perfect.


Mama Funnel Cake had the biggest smile I’ve ever seen on her face.

For the ceremony, we translated our entire program into English, Portuguese, and German so that all the guests could understand what was being said, which was a surprise for Mami and Papi Funnel Cake.

Sister BM read a poem about two lovers from Song of Songs 2:8-10, 14, 16a; 8:6-7a in high German so that the Swiss guests would have a least a part of the service to listen to and understand.


BIL FC read the very traditional First Letter to the Corinthians 13:1-13 for the Brazilians to listen to. The American guests had all heard this reading before, but definitely not in Portuguese.



Then it was time for us to make some vows.



Miss Funnel Cake, do you take Mr. Funnel Cake for your lawful husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do you part?


Uh…let me think about that…


Yes, of course!


We exchanged rings.


…and then there was a kiss…


…where I may or may not have immediately made a hand grab for Mr. Funnel Cake’s fine posterior. Oops. It was those pants. I couldn’t help myself…


Mr. Funnel Cake had a surprise for me, too…when we broke apart from our kiss after our vows, Mr. FC had arranged with the help of my sister-in-law for the pianist to play an instrumental version of “I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You.” to remind me of the promise he made so long ago in our Swiss flat.


Recognizing the music, I was very happy at that moment. It couldn’t have been more perfect (or more cheesy, but I didn’t care!).


Mr. Funnel Cake’s entire family was tearing up.


The service finished and we made our way to the exit as husband and wife.


Smiling. Happy.



We did it!


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Mrs. Funnel Cake

Zürich, Switzerland/Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
October 2011
Wanted: A Dress (Part 2)
What the Wedding Will Look Like
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  1. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 9:21 am

    Hah! You went for the butt grab! :)

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:21 am

    I love your ceremony! I’m glad you were able to incorporate all the different languages. And TOO FUNNY that your first kiss involves butt grabbing! More brides need to take advantage of this opportunity. :)

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    WillyNilly, Guest @ 9:23 am


    I am about 90% sure that I will grab my honey’s tush when we kiss too. It’s habit.

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    therascalqueen 204 posts, Helper bee @ 9:30 am

    Beautiful recap! And oh my God, the butt grab picture! Please frame that for your future children : )

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    madtowngirl 1787 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:51 am

    You look stunning!! The ceremony looked beautiful as well!! Congratulations Funnel Cakes!!

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    Lone Star, Guest @ 10:03 am

    I LOVE the tooshie grab! And that lace jacket!

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    gonnabeMrsHH 466 posts, Helper bee @ 10:23 am

    Just totally and really Beautiful …wow…:)

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:25 am

    Beautiful photos, I love your dress!

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    nightcheese 1836 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:48 am

    i usually dont like big ballgown types, but i’ve gotta say that yours is to die for! you looked stunning. and the lace jacket you have… i love it.

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    KristenK 189 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:53 am

    beautiful pictures!

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:03 am

    @WillyNilly: haha, I wasn’t even aware I grab his tush while we kiss… but we didn’t practice “the kiss” at all beforehand, so it just sorta happened. 😉

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    MrsElopement 3033 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:16 am

    You truly could not have picked a better dress!!!

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    coyote 1930 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:56 am

    Ohhh what a beautiful ceremony FC… But you’ll have to excuse me because I can’t stop staring at your dress!! You look amazing and that dress is freakin’ gorgeous!!

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:57 am

    Ohh it’s beautiful, I’m tearing up here.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:29 pm

    I think your first kiss butt grab is my favorite :)

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:30 pm

    Love the ass grab! And everyone looks so happy. I’m just smiling like a fool reading this :)

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    potion 223 posts, Helper bee @ 3:41 pm

    It’s not like I I’ve said this before or anything but YOUR DRESS. IS GORGEOUS.

    And that butt grab…honey, that ass is *yours* now, you grab it whenever you want 😉

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    gill84 731 posts, Busy bee @ 7:51 pm

    you look so regal – your dress seems so fit for royalty! gorgeous and congratulations :)

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    Blondgoddesstif 17 posts, Newbee @ 4:33 am

    Not only is your dress at the top of the list for the most BEAUTIFUL dresses I’ve ever seen, but you shine in it and it is beautiful on you! Congratulations!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:04 am

    Sorry for being behind… you look beautiful and I love that you grabbed his butt! I’ll probably do the same thing! :)

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    geritoh 4 posts, Wannabee @ 6:48 pm

    that is so beautiful! congratulations!

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