Some weddings stick in the mind more than others. Some wedding guests are the same.
We were at a wedding last year and were talking to a young lady with a wonderful imagination. She was fascinated by our mobile creperie and asked us all kinds of questions. She asked us where the most unusual place we had ever made crepes was, and after thinking about it for a while, we told her it was at a wedding on a boat in the middle of the Thames in central London.
This clearly got her thinking and apparently she was heavily into canoeing – so she announced that when she eventually gets married (strangely, she didn’t have a boyfriend at the time) that she would love to have the ceremony on a stretch of water – in a canoe. She also said she would love to hire our crepe stand. Although we are happy to consider most situations, canoe-based crepes is a definite non-starter.
On further discussion, it turns out she intended for the bride, groom, minister, best man etc to be together in a large “Indian” style communal canoe, rather than the Eskimo-style individual kayak. So it started to make some sense (not a great deal, but some).
She was insistent that any potential future husband would have to be into the whole boating scene so he would inevitably agree to this and for a moment, we thought she was being serious.
When she started to describe the entire wedding taking place “flotilla-style”, with all the guests floating about in various vessels on a lake somewhere, then we started to think she was a little too far into “the wedding spirit”, shall we say.
When she talked about our crepe station being loaded onto some kind of barge type thing, with wedding guests paddling alongside to order their crepes from our menu, then we politely declined her request for a Baileys and Buttons crepe and suggested a sobering sugar & lemon one instead.
She seemed to understand where we were coming from and opted for our suggestion.
Probably a wise choice, in the circumstances.