If you ever get the chance to go to a ceremony celebrating love, take it.
Molly and I did last Thursday and, even though we’re still not 100% sure what we attended, we’re very glad we did.
Beginning in April, we will enjoy an unprecedented wedding season during which we’ll get to see some of our favorite people in the world get hitched.
My sister in-law Elaine kicks off the season of love in April with a beach wedding in Florida. My sister Kathy follows in June with…a beach wedding in Florida. A week later we’ll be at a Packer themed wedding in Wisconsin, and we have a couple of other weddings to attend this summer as well.
We’re considering Thursday’s festivities a dry run, because we don’t really know what else to call it. Beach weddings pose logistical challenges for some invitees, so Elaine thoughtfully planned a “Blessing of the Rings” ceremony for some of the Illinois crowd. As a spontaneous gathering, it developed such momentum that, by the time the bride-to-be got to the little ceremony, she was wearing a brand new bridal gown.
It wasn’t a wedding but there were:
Vows and blessings from an Irish priest
Paparazzi (Well, me and the groom, but we count!)
Speeches (It was a Biskupic occasion, after all.)
A wedding video (shot by me, but I was also a reader and still photographer, so some of the scenes recorded sideways. I’m pretty sure it’s new artsy trend.)
Transcending these important elements were joy and love.
Congratulations to Elaine and my soon-to-be fellow outlaw Chip!