It’s June, so someone you know may be getting married. What if they were getting married in the far future, in outer space?
Well, there is a wedding and bridal shower in my soon to be released 35th book, a comedy sci-fi romance, Rare Finds.
Here is an excerpt of the Bridal Shower:
Action at the front of medbay and the constant noise of the doors sliding open and closed grabbed Robbie’s attention.
“Why are all these ladies bringing fancy wrapped presents?” He watched them coming in by themselves and in pairs and heading to the back. “How many are in that little food copier area, and what are they doing?”
A woman came from the back area with a tray of white-frosted cupcakes and set them on the front counter.
“They’re about thirty now.” Hernandez flashed a sheepish grin. “It’s a surprise bridal shower.”
“Oh!” He shook his head. “Does she know?”
Hernandez’s grin grew even wider. “I just told you. She thinks she’s just coming here to take you home.”
“Well, as long as you let me have a cupcake, I’ll play along.” Robbie walked over to the doors so Niamh would see him as soon as she entered med bay.
But the ultimate space wedding was probably on season 6 of Star Trek’s Deep Space Nine, You Are Cordially Invited. But instead of a bridal shower for Dax, she had to prove her worth and go through some crazy Klingon trails, as did the groom—Worf, and his groomsmen.
But Dax did have a wild bachelorette party, which included a hot fire dance from Lt. Manuele Atoa of the USS Sutherland, while Dax plays the drums for him. And Atoa is as hot as the firebrand he dances with, believe me. There is also lots of drinking and some table dancing. The party almost gets shut down due to noise complaints and a fight.
The wedding is called off twice, but then it’s back on.
The ceremony takes place on the space station at Quark’s Bar. Worf’s son, Alexander, serves as the Klingon equivalent of a best man—a Sword Bearer. Instead of an organ playing the wedding march, Klingons beat the traditional drums as Dax and Worf, wearing scarlet and golden bridal clothes and gold crowns, vow that their hearts beat only for each other. The entire space station cheers the newly wedded couple.
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