Royal reflections on a wedding . . .

04 Apr

The purpose of this posting is to formally offer my congratulations—somewhat belated—to my daughter Cindy and her husband Michael on their conversion, during my reign, of some 19 years of conjugal bliss to the status of a lawfully wedded couple under the auspices of the Great State of Texas, and to thank the many family members and friends that gathered for their wedding at a lakeside home in a rural province near San Antonio, Texas (the city of Seguin) in October of 2009. My expression of thanks is also somewhat belated—hey, being the King of Texas is not an easy job—I’m sure you’ve all heard the expression, Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown!

Check out my Royal Reflections here:

Beautiful photos and a cogent analysis of details—intelligent even—of the wedding may be found at: (Come on, join the party—a trip to Seguin is well worth your while).

And you owe it to yourselves to view and enjoy some of the world’s finest photography here:

A letter to my daughter

Dear Cindy,

I have never seen, nor do I expect to see in the future, a more beautiful assemblage of people than those you brought together for your wedding, regardless of the venue. The beauty of that event—the families of the bride and groom, their guests and their families and the many unrelated friends that came from far and wide to honor the event—has no parallel, at least not for me, and not at this point in my lifetime of memories.

A parallel may appear at some time in the future, but I doubt it. In my learned opinion the assemblage of people at your wedding ranks right up there—nay, surpasses—that of Hollywood’s Academy Awards, the Cannes film festival, the Country Music Awards, People magazine’s Most Beautiful People issue, and any other ranking of beautiful people that may exist.

For the benefit of any doubters that may find their way to this posting, I hasten to add that beauty, as applied to people, begins internally—it comes from the inner being and appears to others as a mirrored reflection of one’s soul (dang, I love it when I talk like that!).

As for Photoshop’s contribution to the event, I give it a total of one percent with the remaining 99 percent attributed to the talents and superhuman work you and Michael and others expended to make your wedding a success. Had I worn a vest, I would probably take that one percent contribution away from Photoshop and give you the full one hundred percent.

Your wedding gathering was—and in memories and printed images still is—a wondrous assemblage of a royal family and others. It showcases the bride and groom, the king and queen, the royal minister and his wife, the royal family’s members including our princesses and princes and their families, the bride groom’s family, and other friends and families from near and far, both in time and distance.

The assemblage included court jesters and noble knights, lovely and loving couples, cruel temptresses and impossible loves. I won’t linger on the cruel temptresses and impossible loves, but you can be assured that such may have been present—they can be found in any significant gathering of people, beautiful and otherwise.

I used the term assemblage because its definition best describes your wedding. I only added the term event to a machine or object: Assemblage: a machine or object or event made of pieces fitted together, as in a vast assemblage of gears and cogs, a work of art made by grouping found or unrelated objects—the action of gathering or fitting things together. The phrase a work of art says it all—that definition satisfies the most exacting critic of all—the King of Texas!

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!


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2 responses to “Royal reflections on a wedding . . .

  1. cindydyer

    April 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Dear King of Texas,

    Thank you for your glowing review of our wedding. Aren’t you glad we waited all these years? 😉 Although you did look handsome without a vest, you look doubly handsome WITH one. I shouldn’t have even given you a choice of wearing one or not. I should have just brought an extra one with me! 😉

    It was a wonderful weekend and we have you (and Michael’s parents) to thank because of all the help we got from both of you.

    And yes, it was a fantastic assemblage of people. I planned it that way. Nothing but the best in the presence of the King, ya know!

    I love you, Dad


  2. thekingoftexas

    April 14, 2010 at 5:34 am

    You are welcome, and you have finally convinced me that I should have worn the vest. In fact, I am so impressed with the photo of me wearing the vest that I have decided, in the event that you and Michael decide to reaffirm your vows and your commitment to the marriage, I will definitely wear the vest—the same style vest or whatever vest you deem appropriate.

    However, in deference to the enhancement properties of the vest, the effect of which you have convinced me, I will wear ONLY the vest—nothing else. No brown shoes or brown socks, no khaki trousers, no white shirt and no undergarments—in fact, I won’t even wear my glasses!

    Now picture me among that same happy carefree crowd at your wedding, dancing to songs from Saturday Night Fever—that will really be a hoot, won’t it? I only ask that you and Michael give me ample notice in advance of the reaffirmation so I can bone up (so to speak) on my dance steps.

    I am really looking forward to the event, and trust me on this—although your wedding was remarkable and memorable, it will be eclipsed when you repeat your wows—I mean vows—in the remake!


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