My friend Patricia married her sweetie Damian last night on the rooftop of the Loden hotel. The bride was radiant in a simple cream gown, the groom beaming with happiness, the weather was glorious, the bar was open (I drank two tiny glasses of champagne and three beers over 6 hours; by the time I got to Edmonds Station I was ), the om nom noms were choice (including a blowout of Levnichocolate.com, OMG, as the proprietor Paul Dincer was an attendee), and it was an Australian-Canadian dance-off with the best wedding DJ I’ve ever heard. Dude could sync beats like a shaman. Folks from Melbourne sure know how to party! And the dresses! Damian’s sister was wearing the most brilliantly coloured and celebratory dress evah. I got to sing the couple “The Happily Married Song” which I have sung for a number of couples now, (they asked me for the lyrics, w00t!) I danced like a fool, and the civil ceremony was so touching, and so mercifully brief, that those raised on Irish Catholic weddings were all “yes, this.” Two families were blended in what I will recollect as being the most auspicious start to married life I’ve ever witnessed. Mazel tov!