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?
If there is one thing a wedding can’t do without, aside from the officiate, it’s the photographer. Everyone wants to look back at the photos of the day. So when a photographer I’ve never worked with called the night before the event to tell me he was sick and couldn’t make it I may have gotten a little high strung. Unglued? If you consider sitting on the bathroom floor at 10 pm whispering in threatening tones unglued… maybe.
I was faced with a dilemma. It’s Saturday night, the wedding was on Sunday and what photographer answers the phone at 8 am in the morning to be ready to work in an hour? No, I simply could not accept this vendor calling in sick. What would I tell the bride? So, I admit, I poured it on thick. Take some Advil and take the photos.
I could tell he was not happy with me on Sunday but my bride is getting her photos. It turns out the photographer was generous as well, he shared his strep throat with quite a few of us, including me…. 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!)