I'm sure we all have a story to share, some of us enough to fill books. (I hope it's ok to post here as this is the closest I could find to an "anything goes" section.)
A lot of interesting things can happen on a wedding day but this one was pretty cute so I just couldn't keep it to myself. So, the wedding couple, family and guests are from out of town. Way out of town. Most have heard of the town the couple is getting married in but have never been to it. So naturally, you've got more late guests and family than usual. No problem. Nothing can start until the bride arrives anyway, right? Well, the problem starts when the bride gets lost (we assume) on the way to the church. At around the 35 minute mark, the groom is getting nervous. Again, it happens and the groomsmen and I just chat him up to keep his mind away from thoughts of "she's not coming". Meanwhile, as the helpful photographer, I always have everyone's cell numbers and they have mine, "just in case". I figure it can't hurt to call the bride's number and see if I can help since of course it's my town and I might be able to guide them in so to speak. So I step outside of the church to make a call and then things get interesting.
I dial her number and it goes a little like this,
Voice on other end: "Hello". (a man's voice)
Me: "I'm calling for Patricia" (I'm a little uncertain now as I'm speaking to a man not a lady)
Me: "I'm sorry, but did Patricia accidentally give me her home phone?"
Voice on other end: "I don't understand. Who's calling?" (Now I'm confused)
Me: "I was calling Patricia on her cell. I was hoping to find out where she is and if I could help"
Voice on other end:"I don't understand" (whew, so it's not just me who doesn't)
Me: "I'm sorry, but to whom am I speaking?"
Voice on other end: "Darren"
At which point I ask him to hold on while I walk into the church, up the aisle to the waiting groom, and say to him "Hello Darren, we've spoken on the phone but it's nice to finally meet you in person". Yes, the groom had the bride's phone. It had information on it vital to the ceremony needed before the bride got there so it went ahead with the groom. Well, at least it got rid of some tension the groom had build up. And yes, she showed up soon thereafter and all went as planned. Well, a little later than planned but it went well and that's all that mattered.