Hooray! It’s (Cover) wedding time!! The ship is in port: San Angelo, to conduct the ceremonies…
Anyone recognise this port?? Where is it really?
We see a minister/priest/ celebrant or whatever.. I shall call him a priest and be done with it
We see him tell a groom: you may now kiss the bride.. And.. he does! but… LOL!
A few things about this moment: Remember those hats?! Her top is completely see through! and.. the ‘just married’ groom is NOT wearing a wedding ring!!
Cue the music! They walk back down the aisle and who’s next in line to get married? Lee and Amanda! 🙂 They smile at the newly married couple and congratulate them.
The priest gives Lee and Amanda a wave: come on down!!!!! LOL.. but not with the enthusiasm of a game show host He is hilarious and perfectly played..
You just know he has already done fifty weddings in the last hour! He seems to be almost in a wedding stupor!!
Lee and Amanda are lined up and ready to walk up the aisle next!
Lee: Let’s go
Amanda: I can’t
Lee seems really nervous suddenly!!! : Why?
Amanda: you’re on my dress
[Haaa! I like it! good gag before we hit the romance! I am sure Lee was worried Amanda was going to do a version of runaway bride! ] The music begins.. and they start walking down the aisle.. [weird for a groom to walk his own bride down the aisle huh.. but oh well what else could they do I guess! ]
We get some lovely wide shots of them walking down the aisle..
We see the couple going after Lee and Amanda arrive behind them.. oh my.. they do run a ‘ tight ship’ here don’t they!
When they reach the priest, Lee looks happy and relieved to have made it! He takes a deeeeeep breath. Amanda seems calm.. and the priest starts. Do you mind if I include LOTS of pics? didn’t think so
Priest: Lee Stesman,…
do you take this woman…
to be your lawful wedded wife….
Lee listens very intently here and nods ever so slightly in silent agreement.
,.…to love and to honour,.…
….in sickness and in health,.…
….for richer, for poorer, till death do you part?
At this, Lee seems to wake up- oh yeah! Ah.. I have to do something here!!!!
He looks at Amanda.. she turns and looks back at him.. and then Lee continues.
Lee: I do.
Whoa! I swear he has a look on his face like: I can’t believe I just said that! I love that Amanda was still looking at him when he said I do!
Ohh hilarious! When Lee has finally said ‘ I do’ the priest gives him a facial expression like- about flippin time- I’m so over this!!!
I never noticed he did that before – can’t think why.. there’s nothing else very interesting going on in this scene.. err is there?! After all Lee and Amanda are just.. playing their covers!
Priest: Amanda King, do you take this man.… [whooo haaaa Amanda licks her lips here!! when he says do you take this man! ]
….to be your lawful wedded husband,….
At this moment- we cut to Lee to see his reaction to these words.. Very telling IMHO!
That line- ‘your lawful wedded husband’ seems to be the part of the vows Lee has the most trouble dealing with.. why??
Ohh I really want to hear your thoughts guys!!! Is this a reference to the fact that it isn’t lawful?? but then why hasn’t he told Amanda?! wait.. I guess he might not have had time to- if he figured out his way of not officially marrying her at the last moment.. Hmm..
I prefer to think it’s the thought of being a husband that is most controversial to Lee here..(and I think that this is very significant but I’ll get to that later..) because when the priest says do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife – he doesn’t react to that! Lee seems to grimace.. but then..accept it as the priest continues Amanda’s vows: ….. in sickness and in health,….
….for richer, for poorer, till death do you part?
Amanda without hesitation: I do.
Ok guys.. why doesn’t Amanda promise to love and honour Lee? looks like they edited something out there.. bit weird! I never noticed before that their vows are not both exactly the same!
Lee looks terrified!! I guess we are thinking- did he even bother to get a wedding ring? (well he already had a wedding ring that fit Amanda right? she wore it in There Goes the Neighbourhood and she gave it back to him!) or maybe he was worried he forgot it.
Amanda looks up, realising there’s a delay..
Lee digs around some more..[and licks his lips..] as the digging continues- we see Amanda begin to smile Love how he goes to make light of finding it, smiles at the priest and the priest is not impressed!
You can just imagine him thinking: “schmuck! come on I have 183 more of these to do today!”
Finally! Lee finds the ring! He turns back to Amanda.. they steady themselves for the seriousness of the moment (It’s almost like the giggles over the ring were nervous energy on both their parts!)
I see the guy behind Lee is having a chuckle too! I am so glad Lee wasn’t all smooth – this is very endearing! He’s nervous!! [Or as Amanda would say: He’s shy!]
Lee takes Amanda’s hand in preparation for putting on the ring, and looks back to the priest…
Priest: With this ring, I thee wed.
Lee clears his throat [can’t you imagine him saying to himself here: come on man! You can do this!! Why is this so difficult??!! Deep breath! ]
Lee says slowly, seriously: with this ring….
…I thee wed.
His voice seems tight with emotion here.
Amanda is looking down at the ring,
and when she raises her head to meet his eyes – she seems to gasp in surprise at what she sees in his eyes!!! Ohh swoony!!
Priest: I now pronounce you man and wife.. [grr should be husband and wife! ]
Wait a minute! LOL! Maybe Amanda was surprised that she doesn’t seem to have to tell Lee ‘with this ring I thee wed’!.. it’s funny.. she doesn’t get to give him a ring!! I would have liked to see how he coped with that!! hehehee.. or maybe the priest thought Lee had had as much as he could take.
So, man and wife.. it cuts back to Lee having just put the ring on Amanda’s finger, and they are looking at each other.. Lee is stunned..as in wow!!! and Amanda smiles quietly wow!!! If you ask me, Amanda is much less affected by it all than Lee!
Priest: You may now kiss the bride.
Jolted out of his stunned moment by the Priest.. Lee realises there is still more for him to do here!
Can’t you hear Lee telling himself: Snap out of it!! Squeee! The priest gives Lee a little gesture like: go on.. you can do it!! There’s a good groom! [He may even give Lee a groom treat! ]
Love how Amanda’s body language here says – yeah, I can totally do this- I get to enjoy a kiss with Lee (who wouldn’t?) , and I’ve got a job to do!
Amanda looks determined, and calm. She licks her lips, and steps closer to Lee.
Okay! well.. I’ll finish up there for now! Don’t worry..just kidding!
Lee lifts Amanda’s veil…
The look they share once the veil is lifted?? Hooooo haaaaa! I think a veil has been lifted from both their eyes!! Please tell me what you think!! I really want to hear all about it!!
To me here.. Amanda doesn’t look afraid: she looks unsure, but ready! Speaking of ready, so is the priest! He gives another little nod, urging them on! Wait up there Priest! this is only their second kiss ever!!
Slowly.. they move closer…
But then.. a lovely moment- smiling at their shyness.. the awkwardness of it, but at the same time, glad that they are being awkward together They are friends with a genuine affection.. I love this little smile they share here!
Amanda closes her eyes.. and goes for it!
[Err.. plays her cover ]
Well, this is going well! Open mouth?!! whoo haaa! I have the movie The Wedding Singer to thank for the perfect description of this kiss: Church Tongue!
I have studied this far too closely – but my excuse is I’m trying to errr.. choose the best frame to show you!! Too many kissing pics? I didn’t think so….
It looks to me like Amanda starts pulling away first..but Lee doesn’t want to let go.. so they kiss again!
Amanda pulls back again.. while Lee’s still puckering up! She goes in for a third.. but drat.. she’s given him enough of a second to realise what he’s doing and pull back! Amanda was up for a third Lee!
Oh well.. we musn’t be greedy..
Amanda realises Lee is pulling back: no more.. (Drat!)
To me, Amanda recovers much more quickly than Lee! I think she’s enjoying herself err playing her cover.. and taking it all in her stride! This is not the same Amanda who was in a tizz in Weekend when Lee was kissing her hand!
Amanda pulls back from Lee.. he pulled back enough to stop the kisses.. but that’s about as far as he’s gotten!! I think he’s gone aqogahebqgey’ewbaehbbshbsh!!
The priest closes his book – I think to let them know they can go now! [though I think it is more symbolic than that.. I think the book is closed on the early chapters of Lee and Amanda’s relationship and with the wedding and that kiss? A new one has just begun!!]
We see Lee gulping and quietly smiling.. Amanda smiles too.. and sees her lipstick on his lips.. So she reaches out to wipe it off. (Any excuse!)
Lee playfully kisses her fingertips
I love how Lee lets out a huge breath and raises his eyebrows at Amanda- Like phew!! We did it!!!
Amanda takes his arm and helps him back down the aisle again
I love how Lee turns and smiles at Amanda as she looks straight ahead, ready to leave! He seems to look at her like: She’s Amazing!! Squeeeee!
Well, I will go easy on the wedding dress, I know this was the style of the time.. and .. Amanda probably didn’t have many dresses to chose from by the time she knew she was actually getting married! 😉
It’s interesting that at the beginning of the ceremony, Lee is organising Amanda, taking her arm… then at the end of the ceremony, Amanda is organising Lee, getting off the lippy, reaching for his arm to leave and turning him around so that he gets moving!!
The music for the kiss is interesting.. close your eyes and listen to the music!! [hard to not watch them kiss I know!] – what story would you say the music is telling?
…for me, when the notes go up as they kiss? it’s as if the music is saying: Discovery!!!!! It’s the sound of a sweet revelation.. Something new has started!!! I think the music sums things up perfectly!
So what’s your take on the wedding?? What happened?? I suspect this is going to vary depending on whether or not you think Lee or Amanda are already in love.. maybe?? I’m going to think a little longer on what the implications are – things have changed.. I think everyone would agree on that 🙂 .. but how?? and to what?? I might hold off till after the tag in sharing my thoughts on that one.. I’m still pondering this!
I am sure I don’t have half the wisdom of you guys when it comes to life and love… I’d really love to hear your thoughts on all this! [well.. truth be told that is always the case about any episode! ] Please don’t hold back- rave as much as you like – Okay byeee for now!!