A 3:00pm wedding on a 93degree Sunday in June can be quite a challenge no matter how cute the house and garden.
An outside bar must be kept well stocked with much chilled water and wine. And reading material should be close at hand to distract the guests.
If you are a friend and florist you might worry that the chuppah flowers will wilt in the heat so you decorate minimally.
If you are a flower girl what starts out all fun and games,
can quickly lead to restlessness and an urge to go join the other children blowing bubbles in the back of the yard.
But if you are a bride and a bride, even if one of you is very pregnant, the heat is incidental.
You don't perspire, you glow. Love, laughter and a few tears have quite a way of bringing your body temperature down.
And as in any good fairy tale, the day always ends in someone's air conditioned house with music, food, champagne and of course, a cake .
Oh, and the news that it's a boy.
Congratulations and much love to the brides. Thanks for inviting us to share your special day.