Balloons at the Bar

I said, I wouldn’t drink at home alone anymore, a decision I’ve not betrayed, however…I’ve popped into Morinis for a glass of Prosecco after bouncing on that wagon for well over a week.  What can I say, it feels apt to celebrate not drinking with a drink…

ho hum.

I’ve encountered a wedding party who look 12, with happy parents and a little girl the bride had out of wedlock, according to Gwyneth the barmaid.  I immediately congratulate them watching the balloons, as if they’ve had one too many, bobbing in the air like loose debutantes.  Must be nice to be so happy, I think, till seeing the stomach of the bride, round and full, of pre-nuptial nookie.

Was this a shotgun wedding well attended, the groom with its muzzle aimed at his crotch?  Yes, the guilty party, so to speak, commencing from the waist down.

The little girl sat fully occupied pulling the blooms from her mother’s bouquet…he loves me, he loves me not, looking rather sweet with petals all around her, her tiny rump in the air hugged by lacy pink panties.

When Gwyneth finally fills my glass after making a slew of daiquiris for a table of 8, the whole wedding party toasts me.  It’s the closest I’ve ever come to being a bridesmaid.

I hope it’s another girl whose big sister might make a great florist.

Bottoms up, as they say.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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17 Responses to Balloons at the Bar

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, they sound like a fun loving group. That bodes well for a fun-filled future. And most brides would have freaked if their daughter pulled the petals off their bouquet. You timed your celebratory drink just right, you toasted girl, you.

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  2. Hmmm….I didn’t think they had shotgun weddings anymore. Sometimes I wonder if they have weddings anymore. Not judging, just wondering. The good news is that everyone is happy and toasting a beautiful woman at the bar!

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  3. Rob says:

    You’d think leaving marriage ’till your second child is imminent would increase the chances of success. I don’t know if the statistics support that assertion. Whatever: it sounds a happy and hopeful occasion. I hope the bridesmaid is suitably infected.

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  4. Patricia says:

    I wouldn’t say you fell off the wagon, you just went for a ride in it. Sounds like it was fun.


  5. I guess when it comes to a wedding, better late than never, even if you’re a couple kids along in the process. Your descriptions of the balloons really made me smile. I could just picture it. 🙂


  6. Pure joy and happiness is so contagious and lord knows these days we could use a lot more it. Cheers to the happy family and their new found bridesmaid. Now, if you caught that bouquet we’d be having some real fun and Gwyneth would be standing close pouring her heart out ….hehehe!

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