My Life of Riley
Hi, I’m Riley Davis*** and I’m a Wedding Coordinator. Did that sound a little 12-step ish? I have a few things to get off my chest. My friends tease me all the time. They say I’m living the ‘Life of Riley’, after all what could be bad… I own my business and my days are spent at the most luxurious resorts sharing a couple’s happiest moments. I get paid to attend to their weddings. What could go wrong?
The great thing about old people, they just say what’s on their mind. In fact, I’m actually looking forward to the day when I feel free to just say what I think without a care in the world but that is a story for a different time.
This couple getting married was very conservative and reserved. The whole wedding and reception was formal and on the quiet side. In fact, the music was classical and the room lit by candles. Nobody was about to start line dancing to Mozart. The problem was Grandma was lit too… by champagne.
In retrospect, we probably shouldn’t have ignored the first couple of outbursts but honestly nobody new what to do. And, they didn’t seem ‘that bad’ at first. The situation was completely out of control by the time she screamed out across room something to the effect that her grandson was only getting married so he could ‘tap that fat a** ho and her wallet.’
Apparently, she wasn’t a big fan of the bride or her family. Escorting her out of the room after that incident wasn’t easy. I’d say it was similar to herding kittens. Note to self: make sure the families, meet and get alone prior to the date of my wedding…. This is my “Life of Riley.”
© 2015 Cortney Clifford and Jennifer Levine
** Riley Davis is a fictional character written by Jennifer Levine and inspired by Cortney Clifford over copious amounts of coffee and a great deal of laughter. These stories are motivated by “What could go wrong”; any resemblance to actual events are purely coincidental. (and OMG we are SO SO sorry!)