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Swimming With the Fishes? Fuggedaboudit!

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 by Lisa Ricard Claro   15 Comments | Posted in Pawsitive Pondering · The Naked Truth

Drawn hearts in beachAh, weddings! Who doesn’t love to watch two people pledge to love one another forever and ever? I love weddings and almost always cry with happiness for the couple. Had I been invited to the nuptials of Mark and Crystal Vartanian of San Diego, I might have cried for different reasons. See, I’m not much of a swimmer, and these two decided to get married 20 feet underwater. They wanted to give guests “something different.” I’d say they nailed it.





Message to my daughter and her hubby-to-be, who plan to marry in 2016: Fuggedaboudit! (The wet suits, not the wedding. 🙂  )

Have you attended any unusual weddings? Anything as unique as the Vartanians’ under-the-sea exchange of vows?

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend, y’all! See you Monday for Pawsitive Pondering.  🙂


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15 Responses to "Swimming With the Fishes? Fuggedaboudit!"

  1. Comment by Sioux
    September 4, 2015 at 7:20 am  

    Lisa–I’ve been to a wedding in a redwood forest (I had to camp out all day to “reserve” the spot) and I’ve been to a wedding that was done according to traditional Persian customs. Both were moving in different ways.

    I know you will have a blast between now and the wedding. Enjoy, and write about it.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 7, 2015 at 10:18 pm  

      Both weddings sound interesting. My daughter was recently in a traditional Indian wedding…it lasted literally all day long, with people coming and going the whole time. But she said it was really lovely, and some of the traditions were very moving.

      My daughter’s wedding will be emotional. And that’s just the dress shopping. Mine, not hers. lol

  2. Comment by Pat
    September 4, 2015 at 7:44 am  

    Apparently my friends and family are not very creative. Sometimes a couple will go out on a limb and get married in a spacious backyard, but that’s about it.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 7, 2015 at 10:19 pm  

      Haha…a spacious backyard would be enough for me, Pat. 🙂

  3. Comment by Stephanie
    September 4, 2015 at 8:46 am  

    I’m scared of everythi,g that lives in the ocean. You’re safe! Lol

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 7, 2015 at 10:19 pm  

      I know sweetie. It’s genetic. lol

  4. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    September 4, 2015 at 9:21 am  

    I wouldn’t say the weddings were unusual, but I’ve been to a couple where the dancing was unusual. Or maybe that was just me. 🙂

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 7, 2015 at 10:20 pm  

      Well…my daughter-in-law once told me I look like a kangaroo when I dance, so…

  5. Comment by Rob
    September 4, 2015 at 9:51 am  

    I’m with you on not wanting to attend a wedding under water: however, the bottom of the ocean does seem like a good place to end a marriage.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 7, 2015 at 10:21 pm  

      Hahahaha! I can always count on you, Rob. Always. *wipes eyes*

  6. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    September 4, 2015 at 11:03 am  

    No unusual weddings for me but I’ve attended a few that were outdoors and just beautiful. I found it almost amazing that Ohio weather cooperated and allowed them to proceed without having to use the backup plan if it rained.

    Thank you for posting that the digital copy of your book is on sale. I bought 3 copies to give as gifts. I love helping to spread the word about your writing. <3

    Enjoy the long weekend!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 7, 2015 at 10:23 pm  

      I’m always amazed by how willing you are to help me promote my book. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Of all the things to come of what I now call “the KH kerfluffle” my friendship with you is the dearest. There’s a reason for everything, and we were meant to meet. Thanks for being so supportive a friend. 🙂

  7. Comment by Tammy
    September 5, 2015 at 5:14 pm  

    I was once invited to one that was on a pirate ship, but I couldn’t go. And recently got the coolest invitation for a destination wedding that came rolled up as a message in a bottle with sand and shells inside. I guess I have a problem inviting wedding guests to attend my favorite activity because it would mean getting married while typing on my computer. Oh, dear.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 7, 2015 at 10:25 pm  

      Haha…that could be problematic, unless your intended was also a writer, and then…well, then it’s anything goes. lol My daughter is getting married in Miami next year, but not on the beach. That message in a bottle is pretty cool.

  8. Comment by Lynn Obermoeller
    September 12, 2015 at 2:44 pm  

    Can’t recall any unusual weddings, but I’m with you–not a swimmer (glad to know there’s someone else like me!).

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