Taking A Dive

July 5th, 2010

Taking A Dive - Behind The Awkwardness

“This here epic photograph was taken about twenty years ago in England when my aunt and uncle were married. The photographer was trying to take a photograph of the happy newlyweds when my sister walked in front of them. She soon realized her error – as she was in the way of the photographer – so she decided to dive to the ground in an effort to not ‘get in the way.’ As you can see, she failed at her attempt to remain unseen and the awkwardness prevails.”

(submitted by Jessi)

66 Responses to “Taking A Dive”

  1. Belynda says:

    Funny photo!! I’m sure it brings back happy memories. I married in 1993 in Texas, and my nieces had dresses made from the same material as the bridesmaids in this English wedding. I still have one of the dresses. My niece passed it down to my daughter. By the time my daughter grew into the dress, it was not in fashion, but she wore it for Halloween one year. She was Little Bo Peep complete with a shepherd’s staff.

  2. Wendy says:

    It looks like a remake of the “Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson-Wedding”

  3. Grace says:

    I like the groom. He seams awesome.

  4. Jeighlynn says:

    And here, all she had to do was just go blend in with the curtains..SAFE!!!

  5. peasncarrots says:

    I’m impressed that the panic bars and signage on the door met codeeven in the 1860′s. Maybe the curtains were the inspiration for Scarlet O’Hara.

  6. Stephanie says:

    It was a new kind of wedding dance,I’ll bet.

  7. Anne says:

    Great photo and story. Reminds me of the shot of my sister yawning and swatting away the bride’s veil during a family friend’s ceremony. Hmm, maybe I have some I can upload and submit…

  8. Matthew says:

    I also really enjoy that the grooms head is partially cropped off.

  9. Tiffani says:

    I think that this photo might have been 5 times as funny if the explanation of it had been left out…I mean, look at that girl, she could have been doing any number of really disturbing things in that position LOL.

  10. Jeff says:

    Was the little girl safe or was she out?

  11. ian says:

    And then she grew up and became an Italian footballer.

  12. Nola says:

    From the looks of the freaked out hands on the standing bridesmaid (the one with the giant next to her), maybe the girl on the floor had been hiding under her dress and was just pulled out??? I don’t know……the death grip she still has under there was a dead give away.

  13. James says:

    I know it states the picture was taken in England But the groom looks like a Union Army officer uniform and the other man looks like he has a Confederate Army officer uniform on. If that was the case then the dresses would also fit that period time.

  14. Karen says:

    You know what the groom is wearing — THE DRAPERY TIE-BACK. He had to fit into the theme, you know. P.S. What a sweet little girl…

  15. Tim S says:

    47 huzzahs for the little girl’s cooperative attitude! And a couple more for the photog’s flexibility in getting her in the shot (at the expense of the top of the groom’s head.

  16. hermy says:

    Who cares about the clothes, what’s with the crappy photographer cutting off the groom’s head in the pic? I thought the picture was supposed to be of them?

    • Freckles says:

      Simmer down there, Tiger. I’m sure the photographer got plenty of shots of the wedding couple in all their glory, but without his quick action for this ONE shot we wouldn’t have been able to have a chuckle. Bravo, photographer! Well done, little girl!

    • Alan says:

      The groom was actually wearing an enormous top hat with a little door in the front. Every few minutes out would pop a little cuckoo bird on scissor arms. And now you know why the bride requested the photographer omit the top of the head.

    • JerseyPam says:

      He cut off the giant’s head too. I hope he got a better picture of that guy.

  17. J Fernando says:

    Oh! Ok the kid… I thought that the husband’s clothes were what is awkward in this picture… seriously, what is he wearing???

  18. LuLu says:

    nice drapery pattern on those bridesmaid dresses

  19. DrStrangelove says:

    The (bridesmaids?) dresses correlate nicely with the draperies . . .

  20. Alan says:

    Her dress reminds me of those curtains. I thought that was just a Von Trapp family custom, but maybe all of Europe has that tradition.

  21. SmartUK says:

    makes me proud to be British *sniff*

  22. HRH says:

    My good lord- look at the bridesmaid dresses. Actually don’t look, they’ll give you a migraine!

  23. Meredith says:

    She was wise to try to camouflage herself with the curtains.

  24. Erika says:

    But that doesn’t explain why she (and the other girl) are wearing dresses made out of the drapes.

  25. lzito says:

    love how the bridesmaids sort of match the curtains. Snazzy!

  26. Amy says:

    That is just too funny. But pretty fast thinking on her part.

  27. JerseyPam says:

    Is there a giant standing next to the lady on the left?

    • Tiffany says:

      Thank you for making me take a 2nd look, then laughing out loud. Yes, there does seem to be a giant standing next to her.

  28. Freckles says:

    Bless her heart, what a trooper!

  29. Tina says:

    Stop Drop and Roll is always in season.

  30. LME says:

    let’s talk about the fact that their dresses look like they were made from the curtains.

    • Gonzo says:

      Let’s STOP TALKING ABOUT IT! Okay, okay! They match. GREAT. Please read everyone else’s comments before posting yours!

      • anne says:

        Yeah, since LME obviously wasn’t being ironic …

        • Joe says:

          Actually, he was being sarcastic. Btw, did anyone else notice how similar the little girl’s clothes and the window decor look?:P

          • chilsa says:

            Actually, sarcasm is a form of verbal irony. Admittedly not a very sophisticated form, but it is nonetheless.

        • CarrieM says:

          Anne — I agree! But be careful — I mentioned irony on here awhile ago and totally got flamed for a perceived misuse of the word. It was surreal. By the time the humor police were done with it, all comedy had been safely stamped out.

        • Don says:

          Ok ok…all I was gonna say was the lady in purple—her hose kinda match the chairs…kinda. Sheesh!

      • Monique says:

        Dude, calm down. Anyone who frequents this website knows that they tend to approve comments in bulk; leading to repeated similar statements.

      • leonie says:

        Bahahaha!!! Love when everyone SAYS THE SAME THING…hehehehe

      • Vanessa Conde says:

        OMG! the dresses match the curtains! hahahahaha!

  31. Mrsgwyllt says:

    That’s a lovely look – dressing your bridesmaids to tone with the curtains.

  32. Erin says:

    It’s too bad she didn’t just stand really still; she could have blended into the curtains and no one would have noticed her.

  33. Aimes says:

    I like how they matched the girls’ dresses to the curtains.

  34. Jennifer says:

    This is very “Sound of Music”…what with the dresses being made out of the drapes and all

  35. linda says:

    even more awkward, the bridesmaids’ dresses appear to have been cut from drapery material…

  36. DrNate says:

    What would seem MOST awkward is the fact that in 1980s England, the nieces are required to match the draperies….

  37. Martina^ says:

    GREAT =)

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