A Wedding Like No Other

Or, “A Match Made Where?”

Way back in October, Nichelle and I traveled to Florida for my brother Paul’s wedding. There’s much I could say here, like how Paul had to wear makeup after opening the truck door into his forehead, or how they “accidentally” played the Imperial March as they walked down the aisle together at the end of the ceremony.

9 Replies to “A Wedding Like No Other”

  1. I don’t get the whole “Wash and Zoe” thing. Are these famous characters I should know about?

    So your brother had a costume party for a wedding party? And I thought YOU were the strange one.

    Count me wrong on that!

  2. Well, as Wash states in “Our Mrs. Reynolds” (my favorite “Firefly” episode), “A lot of people don’t get me and Zoe at first.”

    Hoban “Wash” Washburn and his wife Zoe Washburn are the pilot and first officer on the Serenity, the starship featured in the Firefly television program and the later film, Serentiy.

    See Wash and Zoe entries on the Firefly Wiki.

  3. Mark? We wanted to make it a wedding and reception that no one could beat! And the choice of the date, October 13? thats so every 4 to 5 years or so it will be on a Friday! (Crystal’s idea) The Imperial March was all me! LOL

  4. Here’s a picture of Wash and Zoe with the rest of the crew of the Serenity:

    And another of Wash and Zoe on the planet Persephone:

  5. Wouldn’t it be every 7th year that the anniversary would fall on Friday the 13th in October? I could be wrong…I’m wrong ALOT, in fact. Just ask Paul! LOL
    I thought Zoe Nichelle was a hottie and I am still trying to figure out how the dinosaurs fit in. I reeeeally need to watch that show! Great slide show,
    Doug! I am still giggling:-)

  6. Wasn’t one of Paul’s wedding vows, “I pledge to maintain that Crystal is always right?”

    Due to the influence of Leap Year, it gets a little messy. Generally, we think of a one-day progression between years for the same date. However, a single date appearing on a single day of the week for days after February 29 during a leap year follows an 11-6-5-6 year progression.

    In this case, October 13 will next fall on a Friday in 2017 (the last one having been 2006). The one after that is six years later, in 2023, then one has to wait only five years until 2028. Thereafter, we have 2034, 2045, 2051, etc.

    I’m thrilled you love the slide show. Wash is the pilot of the Serenity, which sometimes involves just sitting at the console waiting for things to happen. If Zoe isn’t around, he often plays with dinosaurs. You can watch Wash’s dinosaur dialog from the “Firefly” pilot epsisode here on YouTube, or just read it here:

    [Wash, playing with plastic dinosaurs.]

    Wash’s Stegosaurus: Yes. Yes, this is a fertile land, and we will thrive. We will rule over all this land, and we will call it… “This Land.”

    Wash’s Allosaurus: I think we should call it “your grave!”

    Stegosaurus: Ah, curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

    Allosaurus: Har har har! Mine is an evil laugh! Now die!

    Stegosaurus: Oh, no, God! Oh, dear God in heaven!

    The fascinating characters and amazing dialog are what make the show special. This is why many proclaim (in tribute to its creator), “Joss Whedon is My Master Now.”

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