We Interrupt This Wedding . . .

May 19, 2008 by Kailani  
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One of DH’s best friends got married this weekend at The Westin Maui in Kaanapali. It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony complete with birds singing and a waterfall in the background. I was in charge of taking some candid shots of the ceremony since DH was occupied with being the Best Man.

During this time, we had a friend of ours keeping an eye on the kids as they played in a grassy area. However, since she doesn’t have any children of her own, she did not know that you shouldn’t let kids get too close to the koi fish pond especially when they’re carrying precious cargo.

Next thing I know, I heard Baby Bug screaming at the top of her little lungs. Of course, this caused a little commotion as everyone stopped to see what was going on. Baby Bug had accidentally dropped Meow into the pond and the current was taking it away as the koi fish tried to eat it. I instantly saw my life flash before my eyes and tried to prepare myself for future tantrums and sleepless nights. **For those who don’t know Meow, she’s Baby Bug’s best friend and has to go everywhere with her. They’re inseparable!** DH looked at me as if to say, “Should I try to retrieve it now?” I imagined him falling into the fish pond fully clothed in his tuxedo and said, “No, do it later.”

Luckily, Meow’s escape was halted by a huge rock which prevented her from floating away. Once the ceremony was over, DH found a broom and fished her out. Needless to say, Meow was wet and stinky! Yuck! The hotel’s Wedding Coordinators were really helpful and took Meow to the laundry department and cleaned her good as new.

Meow and a very happy Baby Bug were eventually reunited. Crisis averted!

Spotlight Comment by Matt of The Pet Haven: Those koi fish are no joke, either. I remember feeding them at Sheraton where we stayed and they were crazy. I’m glad they didn’t rip meow to shreads.

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Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii. She is also the founder of the group review site - Family Review Network. Follow along on her adventure of a lifetime this Winter as a member of the Vaseline Dry Skin Patrol!
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27 Responses to “We Interrupt This Wedding . . .”
  1. donetta says:

    The Wedding party will always remember that one. I was thinking you were going to say baby bug fell in. Oh our mommy moments. :)

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    Hilarious! What a story for later ;)

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  3. Desert Songbird says:

    Well, that’s something the couple will remember for years to come. Glad the crisis was resolved. Whew!

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  4. common mom says:

    Oh the Westin Maui – what an AMAZING place! I’m so jealous! We got married at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Kihei . . . then went to the Westin to get pictures taken – beautiful place. How lucky they were to have their wedding there.

    And I’m glad you got Meow back :-)

  5. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    Oh no! I’m glad that Meow was rescued and is safe and sound. What a fun story for the newlyweds to have to tell. :)

    Deb – Mom of 3 Girls’s last blog post..“Roller Derby”

  6. matt says:

    Those koi fish are no joke, either. I remember feeding them at Sheraton where we stayed and they were crazy. I’m glad they didn’t rip meow to shreads.

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  7. Summer says:

    Lol! Poor baby bug! Poor Meow!

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  8. Renee says:

    well now your friend knows better than to let the kids get near the pond with their precious cargo.

    I’m glad that Meow was able to be rescued and the hotel helped get it all cleaned up. Poor Baby Bug.

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  9. Twisted Cinderella says:

    I am so glad that you were able to get Meow back safe, soggy, and sound.

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  10. Mama Zen says:

    So glad that Meow was saved!

    Mama Zen’s last blog post..Politics As Unusual

  11. Angela says:

    Whew! That was a close one! I’ll bet she’ll remember how “Daddy saved Meow” for years to come!

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  12. Cathi says:

    It’s the little adventures such as this that make lifetime memories!!

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  13. Jessica says:

    awww! what a story. glad it had a happy ending!

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  14. Belinda A. says:

    Oh, the humanity! Glad Meow was rescued and harmony restored:)

  15. TheAngelForever says:

    So glad to hear that Meow was saved by your husband. I think it is funny to hear how kids always do something memorable at weddings. My son (then almost 3) screamed out “I have to go potty” during my brother’s wedding. The rabbi made it into his talk, but when my husband brought him back, the little monkey did it once again. Had I not been up under the chuppah with the rest of the wedding party I may have killed my hubby.

    Love the sweet photo of Baby Bug and Meow reunited :)

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  16. Shan says:

    Glad meow got rescued!

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  17. Sher :) says:

    Oh my!! I’m glad you rescued Meow! What a content pair they are. :)

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  18. Pamela says:

    “The cat who stopped the wedding.”
    Should be the new title of a book in the series of “The Cat Who” by Braun.


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  19. d says:

    Great story!

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  20. Kila says:

    Whew, I’m glad she got Meow back!

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  21. Write From Karen says:

    I actually tensed when I read this. Poor little Baby Bug. I’m so glad she got Meow back.

  22. Kelly@SHE-POWER says:

    Whew, that was close…

    Seriously, this sums up the reality of parenting doesn’t it? Even when all seems to be going well some unexpected crisis can threaten the precarious balance!


    Kelly@SHE-POWER’s last blog post..Our First SHE-POWER Man – Clay Collins from The Growing Life

  23. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    I’m so glad it wasn’t Baby Bug who fell in the pond. I’m sorry about what happened to Meow but I’m glad that this story has a happy ending.

    Rach (Heart of Rachel)’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday #22

  24. Melissa Markham says:

    I am glad Meow is safe and sound.

    We had a similar, but much scarier situation occur when Jack was about 2. We had taken his 10 year old brother to North Carolina for a month of summer camp. We ate breakfast at a hotel and while I was paying, Jack and Charles went out to look at the ponds. The next thing I knew Jack was screaming and he had fallen into the pond. It scared me to death!

  25. Jane says:

    What a sweet photo! Glad Meow made it home safely.

    Jane’s last blog post..Causes

  26. jrc says:

    Ugh, this is why children are made unwelcome at so many weddings. As hard as I try, I just don’t find screaming children darling or cute.


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