(Image from www.100layercake.com)
Perhaps it was the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate. After all, the dress and the kiss were enough to trigger romantic thoughts in almost any female. Whatever the cause, my 13-year-old daughter wanted to plan her wedding. My 16-year-old wanted to join her, but a boatload of homework forced her to postpone her internet browsing until another time.
But the 13-year-old and her friend spent a few hours with me yesterday, planning weddings that are probably about a decade away. I think there's a better than average chance that everything they picked yesterday will change by the time the big day arrives, but it was still a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Dresses, flowers, decorations and food were all sorted out, right down to the boutonnieres the men will wear. I'm happy to report that the girls had impeccable taste. The whole exercise almost made me wish I could go back and do it all again, even though I still like most of what we did back in 1989.
As we were beginning to look, my Savannah said, "Would it be weird to serve donuts?" That's because Savannah loves donuts more than almost anything in the world. If you asked her if she wants a dozen donuts or a dozen $100 bills, she'd be torn. And if she were hungry, she'd probably choose the donuts. And she's almost always hungry.
"I don't know. I've never seen donuts served. It might be kinda strange."
And then a wonderful thing happened. About an hour in and on one of the most beautiful wedding websites I've ever seen, there were donuts--beautiful, interesting, rustic donuts.
Happily, we saved that picture into her wedding file. I think she might have been more thrilled about the donuts than she was about the dress she chose.