Monday, December 03, 2018

Happy Holidays from Anna Hague


My husband and I had a Christmas wedding. Not because I wanted a Christmas wedding, but rather he’d accepted a student co-op position in another state, and we didn’t want to be separated at sixteen-week intervals.

Being that we were still college students, our wedding budget was very limited. We had both the ceremony and reception in the church.

Did I mention we were still college students? Well, we borrowed a very nice punch fountain from a friend who had been a caterer, and purchased punch at cost. The whole set up looked beautiful setting next to our cake.

We were downstairs taking photos, and when it was time for my side of the family photo, I couldn’t find one of my older brothers anywhere. I grabbed my mom and asked where Gary was?

I could tell she was antsy and nervous. She told me she had to send Gary out for more punch. The fountain was nearly dry.
How did that happen? There were many gallons of punch.

What I later found out was my husband’s college roommates poured two bottles of 190 proof Everclear into the punch fountain…a fountain that not only kids were drinking from, but the minister himself. The punch ran out in twenty minutes.

My brother finally arrived with more punch, but by the time my husband and I got upstairs to do the photo with the toasting glasses, the punch was gone again.

Our wedding photo has us holding two empty toasting glasses.

I never told my mom what happened to the punch.


Anna Hague
https://www.annahague.com/

16 comments:

Liz Flaherty said...

Lol. A great story!

JENNIFER WILCK said...

Ha! So funny!

Diane said...

Funny story.

Charlotte O'Shay said...

Punch drunk. Great memory. Happy Anniversary!

Colleen Driscoll said...

I wonder how many people remember drinking the punch. LOL

Cat Dubie said...

Now that's a wedding to remember! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas and Happy Anniversary.

Cat

Mary Morgan said...

What a wonderful memory, Anna! Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

Laura Strickland said...

A wonderful Christmas memory! I'll bet that minister wondered why the punch was so darn good... Enjoyed the post!

Ilona Fridl said...

Oh, the little things that happen turn out to be memories to look back on. Merry Christmas and Happy Anniversary!

Sadira Stone said...

Oh my! Have you worked that into a story?

Kristal Harris said...

Ha! Love that story! Must have been some tasty punch!

DeeDee Lane said...

Everclear????? Zwoicks I bet a lot of people have good memories of your wedding!!!

Tena Stetler said...

LOL! Must have been powerful tasty punch. Thanks for sharing with us!

E.L. F. said...

Wow, that must have been very powerful punch, lol. Early Happy Anniversary and Happy Holidays!

C.B. Clark said...

Funny story! I'm sure neither you and your husband or your guests will ever forget the punch. Good memories to treasure. Happy early Anniversary.

dlucas said...

Yikes! What a punchy punch. Have a wonderful anniversary and Christmas!