It always boggles my mind a bit when an event is planned for, worked on, and them the big day comes and is gone in such a short time. Big vacations are like that, and life changes, like weddings etc. It is good to remember those times and record them so we don’t forget. I am looking forward to the seeing the photographers’ pictures.
The wedding was sacred and celebratory, eclectic and somewhat non-traditional but with all the elements of making a covenant with another before God and community.
I am posting a few photos from the wedding. To be honest, my photos turned out terrible. I must have had the wrong setting on my camera because at least half of them are blurry. So thank you Annika Dixon for these first five photos shown here that you posted on facebook!
Sean and Merri’s had some new ideas that made the day “just them” such as cracking of the creme brulle (made by Merri’s good friend Mari) instead of cutting the cake. It fit well with the dessert potluck too.
Another thing was during the ceremony instead of a unity candle, communion, or similar traditions they had all the parents put a message in the blue bottle shown below for the bride and groom to open on their first anniversary. Messages were also put in the bottle before the ceremony by the couple who did their premarital counseling and officiated the ceremony, and the members of the bridal party.
We ended up putting two rows of icicle twinkle lights behind the bottles so they looked like they were filled with light.
The wedding is over, the bride and groom happily beginning their life adventure… and for me, the mother of the bride it is a new beginning also, a season with its own adventure and dreams. Like with any change there is a sense of loss that goes with it, but I am filled with joy for Merri and Sean and hope for 2012.
Oh, I feel some creativity coming on…