While Andy´s father (who lead the ceremony) was reading scripture, my sweet, sweet husband to be started to get the giggles. There are a select few who know he laughs when he is nervous...I could see it start and I kept looking down so I wouldn´t start laughing too. But at one point he just erupted. I could see him trying to hold it in...his face was bright red...cheeks blown out...and his knees giving way...and then it just happened---and it didn´t stop for a good two minutes or so. After the initial shock and horror from the bridal party and guests, and them seeing that I was laughing too, the entire congregation was in hysterics.
This is me trying to hold it together...staring at the ground!
After all the laughter settled down, Andy´s dad continued with the ceremony...but then another hiccup. The last wedding that Andy´s father lead--the brides name was Caroline...which was also one of my bridesmaid´s names. His dad referred to us at one point in the ceremony as Andy and Caroline...his dad didn´t realize the mistake until Andy started laughing again, and once again the laughter erupted. (His dad made sure to mention that Andy had never dated a Caroline at the end of the ceremony!) It definitely made the ceremony memorable...the groomsmen were sure to dedicate a song to Andy´s dad at the reception...Sweet Caroline.