Our Wedding

This past Saturday I had the tremendous honor of handfasting and legally marrying Chas, my partner of over 15 years. While we have been married in our hearts for most of that time, it was a very moving experience for me. I got all teary-eyed during the ceremony, which I didn’t expect.

I am so very grateful to those who came to witness our ceremony, and to those who played an active role in defining it. To Thorn (yezida), Morpheus (heartssdesire), Mitchell, and Jose for calling in an element… thank you. You helped t make the ceremony exactly what we wanted and needed, as you each spoke from your hearts and that means more to us than we can express.

To Anaar (anaar) who officiated the rite, bringing all the elements to center and tying our handfasting cord: Thank you so much. You were the first person to come to mind when we talked about having someone perform the ceremony and we are both so honored that you did this for us. I am proud to call you a sister and a friend.

And to everyone who came to witness and to have a slice of our Black Heart Cake… thank you. You all made this day extra special for us. I am honored to know each and every one of you and to call you friends.

My mom and sister prepared an impressive spread of food which included smoked salmon bruschetta, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, beet and goat cheese turines, spinach dip, seviche, little caprese salad balls, watermelon-strawberry-mint salad, Swedish meatballs, lamb sausages, assorted fruits, nuts, Humboldt Fog (our favorite cheese) and a bunch of stuff I can’t even think of right now. It was beautiful, and I hope someone got some pictures of the buffet table.

The cake was a three-layer heart cake, red-velvet with a layer of raspberry, covered with a dark chocolate/raspberry chambord ganache… decorated with flowers, and topped with blue roses… and made entirely by my very talented sister. And because I’m such a little kid I had to have ice cream with my cake… white chocolate raspberry truffle. πŸ™‚

There were like a million bottles of champagne of which I had way too many glasses. :-/ I think I smoked a couple of cigarettes in there somewhere but it’s hazy. πŸ˜‰ The next day I rested. And drank lots of water. πŸ˜‰

It was such a beautiful day! I’m still flying high!

And now… some pictures (more will come after we get the disposable cameras developed):

Pictures (EDIT: You have to log-in to Flickr to see them because apparently I am a “loose cannon”, according to them.) πŸ˜‰

and VeeDub posted some, too:

VeeDub’s Pictures

EDIT: Onyx posted even more pics.

Our Vows:

With silver ring,
In a circle of our friends…
To you I pledge my heart,
To you I pledge my soul,
To you I pledge my life,
For now, and for always,
I do.

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40 responses to “Our Wedding

  1. Blessings and congratulations to you both! I’m so happy to hear that you are officially married.
    I’m also put out that you didn’t invite us to be there after you said you would. πŸ˜›
    To many more happily married years for you. Love you!

  2. CONGRATS!!
    I give these blessings three:
    Gebo to gift your bond with strength.
    Berkana to charm your lives with fortune.
    Wunjo to grant you your hearts’ desires, so long as you are together.
    So Mote It Be.

  3. You guys were so sweet. I’m beyond happy for you. And the cake rocked my socks.
    You know, when I was driving away I found myself thinking about my uncle. He was a gay man who had a long term partner of something like 15 or 20 years, and who I imagine he would have married if he’d been able. And I was thinking that I wish he had lived long enough to see the time when we would finally come to our senses and restore that right to him. So, your wedding touched me that way too, not just in happiness on your behalf, but also a wistful sense of giving him something he never got to have in life. If that makes sense.
    Plus it was great to see you. I never do get enough chances to hang out with you. πŸ™‚

  4. Felicitations & congrats πŸ™‚ Was thinking of you two on Saturday, wishing I could’ve been there to celebrate the happy occasion.
    I’ll just have to deliver my congrats in person next time I visit the store *wink*

  5. Congratulations to you both! It looked like an amazing day and I am thrilled for you two that you got to have it, with all the lovely food and surrounded by people who love you.
    I also x-posted this to the witcheye list, but on closer inspection of the pictures of you and Chas holding flute glasses, there are two orbs, one by his forehead and one by your jaw. *grins* Looks like there was lots of energy floating around!!!
    Amy πŸ™‚

  6. Congratulations on your blessed union! I really wish that Ryan and I could have been there to celebrate with you both, but we’ll make up for it when we come up to visit for Folsom. Deal?
    Did you guys register somewhere? If so, where?
    Love, hugs, blessings and many kisses to you both!

  7. WOW congrats
    I am very sorry to have missed this, somehow i was unaware that you were doing this. I feel compleately clueless and lame now,I soo would have ben there. Congraduations I am very glad everything went well.
    Hugs to both

  8. blessings and congrats to you both! fabulous pix! btw, my dw and i were in your store today (our first time! it’a a loely place) with our divine twins picking out wedding rings for our 9/19 nuptials (our kids picked out rings for themselves, too–toe rings, in fact, for their itty bitty 4-y.o. fingers!)

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