Tuesday, June 22, 2010
It was great seeing Laurie and Dave again. They had driven from Columbia when we were in the middle of updating our 'honeymoon' cabin. I told them to use their imagination; things would look much differently the next time they visited. And so it was… (I think they were impressed by all the work that we had done.)
Although their wedding took place by the river, they wanted a few photos by the stream at our main cabin. Was it ever hot! Check out their wedding attire! Laurie and Dave did not want to wear something traditional and their choice was perfect! The dress and shirt were custom made by a seamstress in Florida.
We began their ceremony by asking for the blessings of all creation to be with us on their wedding day. After a few words about their relationship and the meaning of marriage it was time for the handfasting. There are many variations of this ritual and they chose my favorite, which uses various colors of ribbons. As each promise was made, a ribbon was tied around their hands. After their ‘hands and hearts were bound’ they made personal promises to each other. The ribbons were loosened and they exchanged beautiful Celtic wedding bands.
We left the happy couple, drinking champagne and kissing….
Posted by Rev. Victoria Hutchins at 9:03 AM