Sweetness and Light

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Gettin’ married!

I tried about a million different ways to start this post and describe the wedding weekend extravaganza, but the only two words that keep coming back to me are Sweetness and Light.

Not everything was perfect, but it was perfectly us. From the Friday night Vow and Ring Exchange in gorgeous Miller Park to Saturday’s event at Green Street, everything just fell into place.

Surrounded by family and just the right amount of friends and community members, we pledged our love and affection to one another.

Thanks to Rev. Kelly, we were reminded just how exactly we were blessings to each other and the responsibility we now have toward each other to continue to be those blessings.

There’s a lot more I want to say and I’m sure it will come in the next few days. Right now, I’m still drinking it all in and trying to wring out every last drop of goodness that came from this weekend.

Below are the vows we gave each other, with a little help from  Elis, Friday evening:

I, Marianne, take you, Katie, to be no other than yourself. Loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not yet know; I will respect your integrity and have faith in your abiding love for me, through all our years, and in all that life may bring us.

I, Katie, take you, Marianne,  to be no other than yourself. Loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not yet know; I will respect your integrity and have faith in your abiding love for me, through all our years, and in all that life may bring us.

It is now time for the exchanging of rings.

Marianne, while placing the ring on Katie’s finger, I invite you to repeat after me.

I give you this ring as a token of my love, my faith in our strength together, and my covenant to learn and grow with you.

And Katie, as you place the ring on Marianne’s finger, you may repeat after me.

I give you this ring as a token of my love, my faith in our strength together, and my covenant to learn and grow with you.

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2 responses »

  1. Sweetness and light. That’s so cool! And, yes, “perfect” is rarely actually perfect… just like the perfect couple doesn’t mean either of you is necessarily perfect. Congrats! And here’s to many many years of sweetness and light!

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