It's about time I share our wedding celebrations with you guys. A little over a month ago C. and I renewed our wows here on our "home" beach at the park, with his family, my adopted American family, and the more or less the whole Island . The weather was perfect, the people were merry, and wonderful decorations, food, flowers, bridal bouquet, flower headdress, venison, salmon, champagne and even a wedding cake appeared, as though by magic, without us even daring to wish for them. It was the perfect celebration to end the summer, and a perfect wedding day, not because weddings should be perfect, but because it all came together in such a natural, organic way. We felt very loved by our community.
The ceremony was performed by the Honorable Callie Blue of the Universal Church of Life.
In her hands she held a copy of Time Magazine's Love Issue.
"The Priest Wore A Sailor Uniform"
We were walked down "the isle" by Charlie's mom and AnnMarie, who's my dear friend here. Also a random dog walked along.
My bride's maids are the coolest and cutest.
Part of the ceremony was everybody writing these prayer flags for us and then we all strung them together.
Talu and Madrona made us this ah-mazing wedding cake.
My dear friend and mentor Russ salutes us all.
Could you tell I changed right after the ceremony? I just wanted to be comfy and hang out on the beach. Woolen heirloom dresses are no good for dancing around the bonfire. And dance around the bonfire we did. All night.
Wish you could have been there.
(all photos by Gregg Blomberg and Richard Ward)