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  • #46
    KS,

    Since you are DOD are you going to have the ceremony on base? I ask because I know how impossible it is to get on duty folks off base (I am DOD as well). Usually it is easier to get the townies on base. I have seen some awesome weddings and processions using pike poles for arches (as mentioned previously). Also have seen rice and confetti tossed from the top of the ladder truck, very nice effect-especially if the ladder is decorated with garlands and the like.
    Also, have you considered talking to the base chaplains about the ceremonies? It might be worth your time since they are used to all of the pomp and rituals and such of military weddings, and you might be able to modify their suggestions into something more fire-friendly while still getting a very awesome wedding.
    Anyways, best of luck to you.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by FEDVVFAC
      KS,

      Since you are DOD are you going to have the ceremony on base? I ask because I know how impossible it is to get on duty folks off base (I am DOD as well). Usually it is easier to get the townies on base. I have seen some awesome weddings and processions using pike poles for arches (as mentioned previously). Also have seen rice and confetti tossed from the top of the ladder truck, very nice effect-especially if the ladder is decorated with garlands and the like.
      Also, have you considered talking to the base chaplains about the ceremonies? It might be worth your time since they are used to all of the pomp and rituals and such of military weddings, and you might be able to modify their suggestions into something more fire-friendly while still getting a very awesome wedding.
      Anyways, best of luck to you.
      Yes, we are having the cermony and reception both on post. I have already made contact with the chaplains office to get in an talk to them, as it will be a base chaplain who will perform our ceremony. I am planning on doing it on the day that the other shift works, so they guys from my shift that i'm closer with will be able to have a bit more fun. I have a lot of friends in the military as I have done that as well...so we are going to put on the invitation that all Emergency Services and Military personnel are requested to wear dress uniforms. My bestman and all but one of my ushers are either FD or Military, so we will all be in full dress or mess dress. Probably 50% of the attendees will be in uniform, so it should make for a sight to see. Also, the last person to get married on post in our FD had the base honor guard there as well. We will have to see what I can come up with.

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      • #48
        well this thread died on me....any new ideas?

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        • #49
          Can't say that I really have any suggestions since I'm still a young pup (20) and am not married yet. Congrats on the wedding though!

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          • #50
            RE: Wedding Tradition in the FD

            I got engaged last year during the Rockland County Volunteer Firemans Association Annual Parade held in Congers, NY on Sept.10th, 2005. It was a very memorable day for my fiance and I, as well as my entire Fire Department. As you can see in the photo that appeared on the front page of our local newspaper, The Journal News, under the title of "Proposal Pops Out Of Parade", all my guys, and girls, got down on their knees with me as I proposed.



            Of course the fire department will be part of the wedding, Sept. 29th, 2007. Hoping the Fire Commissioners will allow the trucks at my wedding and will have the guys in the uniforms guard the church with axes.

            Brian Duddy - Central Nyack F.D.
            http://www.RocklandFires.com
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            Last edited by RocklandFires; 10-30-2006, 04:44 PM.
            Brian Duddy - Central Nyack, NY F.D.
            Member - NJ Metro Fire Photographers Association
            Dispatcher - Clarkstown, NY Police Department
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            http://www.RocklandFires.com
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            • #51
              Wedding traditions around here, hhhhmmmmmmmmm.

              Oh yeah. DIVORCE!!!!
              RK
              cell #901-494-9437

              Management is making sure things are done right. Leadership is doing the right thing. The fire service needs alot more leaders and a lot less managers.

              "Everyone goes home" is the mantra for the pussification of the modern, American fire service.


              Comments made are my own. They do not represent the official position or opinion of the Fire Department or the City for which I am employed. In fact, they are normally exactly the opposite.

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              • #52
                Oh My Gosh Buddy/Rocklandfires....

                That pic is so beautiful. It looks like my sisters pic. Her husband is in the Coast Guard. It gave me chills and warmed my heart. How wonderful it looks with all your brothers and sisters together in unison with you. What a nice added touch! God bless ya.

                Melissa

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                • #53
                  Wedding traditions around here, hhhhmmmmmmmmm.

                  Oh yeah. DIVORCE!!!!
                  That sums it up around here too....
                  My posts reflect my views and opinions, not the organization I work for or my IAFF local. Some of which they may not agree. I.A.C.O.J. member
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                  during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788
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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by SPFDRum
                    That sums it up around here too....
                    same here
                    J
                    It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

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                    • #55
                      Congrats on the wedding Rockland... I wish you and your fiancee the best of luck together and many happy memories in the future.
                      Do it because you love it, not because you love being seen doing it.

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                      • #56
                        for My wedding a few years ago, Took Pictures of Me and the wife in the Basket of the ladder truck and the wedding party standing below us around the front of the truck. Me and the wife also both took a Picture with Axe's crossed in the front of the truck and then for the reception my Folks had hired a bag pipe player that played us in as we walked into the reception hall.

                        for what its' worth.

                        sublime.

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