When Q met U

Lukah Vieira and Victoria Scott
Lukah Vieira, father of the bride, ushers Miss. Q, Victoria Scott, down the aisle of the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. Photos by Alan Brigish

By Eleni Collins - May 24, 2007

Queued at the back of the Old Whaling Church, Connie Leuenberger's kindgergarten class waited for the processional music to begin. "Someday My Prince Will Come" began, and the wedding of Q and U was underway.

Quaintly dressed in his father's tuxedo, Chris Scott waited at the front of the church, prepared to officiate the wedding in which Miss Q, played by his daughter, Victoria, would marry Mr. U, played by Michael Courtney.

Emma Searle
Emma Searle, the flower girl, prettily dressed and carrying a basket of petals.

Quarter of two arrived, and the royal wedding party of 12 Edgartown kindergarteners proceeded down the aisle in front of an audience made up of parents and schoolmates. Teacher assistant Barbara Pertile stood in the back of the church with the wedding party, giving the bridesmaids and ushers their cue to begin the long walk down the aisle.

The girls carried beautiful bouquets in hand, and the boys wore corsages, all donated by Donaroma's Nursery. The Edgartown nursery also provided vases of beautiful flowers for the reception.

Quarts of sparkling juice-filled "champagne" flutes that students and their families enjoyed after the ceremony in the Baylies room. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were served and an elaborate cake, a showcase for gumdrops, M&M's, and marshmallows complete with ice cream cone turrets. The cake was made by Ms. Leuenberger's class.

Quite happy with the wedding and the after-party, the students returned to school, with happy memories of the wedding of Q and U.

Brendan Morris, Brandon Hammond, Andres Garcia, Michael Habekost, Michael Courtney, Chris Scott, Victoria Scott, Warner Hess, Summer Cardoza, Raven McCormack, and Emma Searle
The entire cast of the royal wedding. From left are Brendan Morris, Brandon Hammond, Andres Garcia, Michael Habekost, Michael Courtney, Chris Scott, Victoria Scott, Warner Hess, Summer Cardoza, Raven McCormack, and Emma Searle.