Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wedding Bells & Drummer POV

September 30, 2012

   My daughter's wedding yesterday came off with nary a hitch. The bride and groom chose a blueberry farm just south of Buellton, California.

   The ceremony was outdoors under a huge oak tree.This is prior to the ceremony when the photographers were taking shots of the couple and the families. The bridge actually spanned a pond to an island, but the drought has been so bad there is not water in the pond

A Bridge Over Nada Water

Here are the three Radina women, Betty, Kathy and Deena. I'm crazy about all three. There is a slight family resemblance, no?

After the ceremony we retired to a big, grassy lawn area next to the ranch headquarters where dinner was served for 91 guests. After a series of toasts and great food, we got up to dance. The band was the Mumblers from San Francisco. Having played many a wedding myself, I had to take a photo from the POV of the drummer, a very familiar view I witnessed hundreds of times for most of four decades.

After the band it was DJ time and many of the kids danced until the wee hours of the morning. We faded about 10:30, but we had a ton of fun.

"On behalf of the band I hope we passed the audition."

—John Lennon