Chapter 93: June 2014
Some things about planning the Sciuto-McGee wedding required some extra help.
Steampunk for Dummies night was one of those things.
While it’s true that Palmer and Breena both get the idea of Steampunk, it’s also true that the majority of the wedding party has this idea firmly filed under ‘weird stuff Abby and McGee like’ with no concrete ideas of what exactly that means.
With four months to go, it was time to get some wedding costumes ready, and yes, Abby’s, Ziva’s, and Breena’s dresses had all been designed and put on order quite a while ago, not all that much had been done for the guys.
Because, while it can take a lot of dressmaking skill to turn out something properly flouncy for a steampunk wedding gown, or bridesmaid dress, for the guys things were quite a bit easier.
So, it was a quiet Saturday in the beginning of June when the entire wedding party gathered at Tim and Abby’s for grilling and getting the guys costumed.
Or at least getting them set with ideas.
Tim figured that if Gibbs and Fornell watched Firefly, that the rest of the crew could handle it, and when the burgers had been handed out and everyone was comfy in the living room, he queued up Firefly, Shindig, identifying all of the characters, and wrapped up with, “If Mal or Simon would wear it, then you can, too.” Then he hit play, and they watched.
He noticed that Tony seemed a whole lot more into it than he was expecting, really enjoying the duel at the end, and Ducky seemed to be taking notes on what might constitute appropriate garb.
At the end of it, he turned it off. “So, everyone have a pretty good idea of what we’re going for here?”
Nods all around.
“Is a kilt appropriate?” Ducky asked.
“Kilts are always appropriate for anything hosted by Tim and I, anything,” Abby answered. “What colors is your tartan?”
“Gray, tan, burgundy.”
“That’ll be fine,” Tim answered. “Official wedding colors are black, crimson, and white, though that’s a guideline more than a rule. My ceremony suit is gray, though the vest and tie is crimson. Abby’s got all white for the ceremony.”
Tony raised an eyebrow. “You have a ceremony suit?”
“Yeah,” Tim nodded. “The ceremony will be formal, at least for the two of us, we don’t expect anyone else to get two suits for this, and the reception a bit more relaxed.”
“How relaxed?” Gibbs asked.
“I’m going from a morning suit to something rakish. There aren’t any real hard rules here, though we’d certainly appreciate something in the spirit of this. Why, what are you thinking?”
Gibbs just smiled.
“Hats?” Jimmy asked.
“I wasn’t planning on one, but knock yourself out if you want to,” Tim answered. “You thinking a bowler?”
“Of course!” Breena smiled at Jimmy and ruffled his hair affectionately.
“What are you thinking, Tony?” Ziva asked.
“Not a bowler. So, basically, this is pretty much like any other suit, just the vest is cut higher and the tie’s a little different.”
Tim nodded a bit, that sounded right. “Pretty much. Collar can be squared off or pointed. Jacket’ll be longer.”
Tony nodded at that.
Ducky looked back at the television. “Timothy, are there more episodes of this?”
“Yeah, thirteen of them and a movie.”
“I’d be interested in watching more.”
Tim smiled widely at that.