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About fifteen and a half years ago, I decided to ask a question. That remains the best decision I ever made. And a few months after that, Kestrell formally said "I do." I look forward to at least fifteen more years!
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Caera's harp music was lovely, as was she, in a velvet dress.

Nonny thought that nursing during the ceremony would be a good plan. Bess, not so much. Thankfully, [livejournal.com profile] chaiya was willing and able to take Nonny off and distract her.

The chuppa(sp?) was beautiful. It was bordered by a branch on each side; the same branch, but in each of the four seasons.

At one point during the ceremony, the officiant asked the bride and groom to read a poem that they had not seen ahead of time. That set off major alarm bells is my head. Luckily, it didn't seem to contain anything the couple objected to. But really, What Was She Thinking? Nobody wants surprises in the middle of their wedding ceremony, do they? Everyone involved in a wedding should observe this rule: If you're not one of the people getting married, then it is Not About You.

One part of the ceremony had the bride and groom slowly circling each other. I can't have been the only person in the room thinking of Jenny Pluck Pears :)

[livejournal.com profile] hawkegirl was asked to give the blessing about children, and did so very well, despite protestations of typecasting :) She and her family were sitting in front of me, and one of her daughters, obviously bored, kept squirming around and looking at my shiny PDA, which I was using to take notes and pictures.

This is the first time since I've gotten a phone-with-camera that I've actually remembered to take advantage of it at an event like this. Perhaps I will even get around to uploading them at some point...

At the end of the ceremony, the couple processed gravely out. Well, for a bit. Before reaching the end of the hall, Bess' irrespressibility made her break into a galliard :)

In conversation afterwards, I heard [livejournal.com profile] jdulac deflecting a clothes compliment with something to the effect of, "well, this is as dressy as I get." [livejournal.com profile] cvirtue responded with, "We would hardly expect to see you in tulle. A tool *belt*, maybe..."

The music was pretty good overall, albeit far too loud (see the "Not About You" rule above; DJs always break this one for some reason). A nice mix of many different styles and eras. I'm not much of a dancer, myself, but stumbled through a few SCA dances which I mostly remembered. As a spectator, I greatly enjoyed watching [livejournal.com profile] mermaidlady and [livejournal.com profile] ladysprite Do The Twist. There was also a fun moment later on, when the DJ started up a jazzy number, and I saw Mermaidlady head across the hall towards [livejournal.com profile] new_man with Intent.

At one point they did "the chair dance", which I gather is traditional, and involves lifting the bride and groom up on chairs and dancing around with them. Poor Bess looked positively acrophobic! After the happy couple was lowered back to earth, Ira got some people to carry *him* around in the chair, to his great glee.

I saw lots of people I hadn't seen in a while. This had good and bad aspects. On the one hand, socializing is good, on the other, I'm very out of practice at it. I was also pretty low energy due to lingering cold and sleep deprivation, so I went home around 2:30.
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Caera's harp music was lovely, as was she, in a velvet dress.

Nonny thought that nursing during the ceremony would be a good plan. Bess, not so much. Thankfully, [livejournal.com profile] chaiya was willing and able to take Nonny off and distract her.

The chuppa(sp?) was beautiful. It was bordered by a branch on each side; the same branch, but in each of the four seasons.

At one point during the ceremony, the officiant asked the bride and groom to read a poem that they had not seen ahead of time. That set off major alarm bells is my head. Luckily, it didn't seem to contain anything the couple objected to. But really, What Was She Thinking? Nobody wants surprises in the middle of their wedding ceremony, do they? Everyone involved in a wedding should observe this rule: If you're not one of the people getting married, then it is Not About You.

One part of the ceremony had the bride and groom slowly circling each other. I can't have been the only person in the room thinking of Jenny Pluck Pears :)

[livejournal.com profile] hawkegirl was asked to give the blessing about children, and did so very well, despite protestations of typecasting :) She and her family were sitting in front of me, and one of her daughters, obviously bored, kept squirming around and looking at my shiny PDA, which I was using to take notes and pictures.

This is the first time since I've gotten a phone-with-camera that I've actually remembered to take advantage of it at an event like this. Perhaps I will even get around to uploading them at some point...

At the end of the ceremony, the couple processed gravely out. Well, for a bit. Before reaching the end of the hall, Bess' irrespressibility made her break into a galliard :)

In conversation afterwards, I heard [livejournal.com profile] jdulac deflecting a clothes compliment with something to the effect of, "well, this is as dressy as I get." [livejournal.com profile] cvirtue responded with, "We would hardly expect to see you in tulle. A tool *belt*, maybe..."

The music was pretty good overall, albeit far too loud (see the "Not About You" rule above; DJs always break this one for some reason). A nice mix of many different styles and eras. I'm not much of a dancer, myself, but stumbled through a few SCA dances which I mostly remembered. As a spectator, I greatly enjoyed watching [livejournal.com profile] mermaidlady and [livejournal.com profile] ladysprite Do The Twist. There was also a fun moment later on, when the DJ started up a jazzy number, and I saw Mermaidlady head across the hall towards [livejournal.com profile] new_man with Intent.

At one point they did "the chair dance", which I gather is traditional, and involves lifting the bride and groom up on chairs and dancing around with them. Poor Bess looked positively acrophobic! After the happy couple was lowered back to earth, Ira got some people to carry *him* around in the chair, to his great glee.

I saw lots of people I hadn't seen in a while. This had good and bad aspects. On the one hand, socializing is good, on the other, I'm very out of practice at it. I was also pretty low energy due to lingering cold and sleep deprivation, so I went home around 2:30.

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