So this past weekend I attended a graduation party that transformed into a surprise wedding ceremony for my girlfriend’s uncle and his fiance. Pretty cool to surprise most of the guests with this little twist. The I Do’s were said and the knot tied (literally). Congratulations were given and a pretty festive time was had by all enjoying the food and beverages and a very eclectic musical mix on playlist (BABY GOT BACK!).
The most intriguing point in the evening was when the new couple broke out the paper lanterns. These lanterns are lit from the bottom and the hot air is captured in the cocoon of paper over it making a small hot air balloon. Now keep in mind most of the people who are going to put these mini-hot air balloons into action have been drinking a bit and it is dark by this point. The successful launches were quite impressive to watch float away in the distance and there were a few literal crashes and burns. I was amazed to watch the lanterns be launched and consider the possible random arson possibilities (we were in a subdivision of course). These flimsy paper condoms, carrying fire, that could drop into a wooded area or on someone’s roof or who knows where to distribute some flame. Oh well, at least it was pretty and entertaining!
Have a great week friends and first time visitors. Peace.