The Wedding + Pictures

I am floating. I am glowing. I am altered.

Made new through love. Our union witnessed by our friends and family in Union, Washington.

I am married.

flower blessing

I wanted to capture in words the flower-infused sparkling love-weave bliss of the whole weekend but the alphabet wouldn’t hold me, words filtering through my fingers, so many images, so many colors, so many eyes shining with happiness. I can only savor, for now. Yet I also want to share the day with you so I offer you these images and…

I ask you to be part of our community, to witness our transformation. Because we have been. Through and through. Made new.

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This is where we wed.

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In perfect weather. Prayer flags by my friend Liz.

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With random animal friends joining in.

I tried to walk slow

I really thought I was walking slowly down those stairs. Bob told me I was practically running. I guess I was eager. That’s my mom starting to cry and Lilly comforting her in the foreground. My favorite images of the ceremony: Lilly’s blue eyes crying. Eric’s eyes, willing me to be present, to take it all in. Mark, his head bowed, praying. Bob’s smile: a million time watts. The faces of all the people I love witnessing us.

 

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Mark lead everyone in a Sufi chant.

us and the kids

The kids blessed us. It was so moving.

more flowers!

There were vows and lots of flower petals.

Later there were toasts – this is Bob’s mom. The theme was the goose that lays the golden egg.

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This is the great hall where we ate and danced. We put stacks of our favorite books on the tables. It lead to good conversation.

first dance

We danced to Golden State by John Doe.

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No pictures of square dancing yet but this was later… I think this was near the end. We had a soul train.

 

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And a fireworks (okay sparklers) finale!

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There are thousands of more pictures coming and we will share some on Facebook in the next few days. I couldn’t wait to share the love with you. Thank you for witnessing our union. May love flourish in all ways in your life.

Love,

Jen

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Kylie Bellard - August 21, 2013

Oh goodness. So, so gorgeous. So much joy. My heart feels full, just seeing this tidbit of the day. Congratulations, lovebirds!

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Laura Fortgang - August 21, 2013

Great snapshot of a GLORIOUS day. Beauty oozing everywhere….!!!!!!

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Valerie - August 21, 2013

Thank you for sharing joy!! I feel it! Mazel Tov!

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Donna Schwender - August 21, 2013

Tiptoe kisses, books on tables, love oozing from every pore…..oh hell yes!

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Lora Jansson - August 21, 2013

Thank you so, so much for sharing these. You brought tears to my eyes. I have never seen a smile so enormous as the one in your face with Bob, Lilly — and is that Bob’s handsome son? So much joy abounding everywhere. I am so very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very happy for you dear one. You are a TREASURE for sharing these images so soon after. OK, I have to find a tissue now. I ALWAYS cry at weddings! 🙂

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    Jennifer - August 27, 2013

    Yes that’s Aidan looking good. Thank you Lora for witnessing this love.

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Charlotte Rains Dixon - August 21, 2013

So beautiful and so much love flowing. Congratulations!

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Karly Randolph Pitman - August 21, 2013

Oh, Jen,

This is so so beautiful. These photos are radiant!!! Thank you for sharing your joy with us….

Blessings to you.

In love, Karly

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Nicky Eskau - August 21, 2013

So much love and light and laughter.. Many congratulations to Bob and you. Wishing you a lifetime of love and joy together. Much love Nicky from New Zealand xxx

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    Jennifer - August 27, 2013

    It was amazing. Big hugs Nicky and no more earth quakes!

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Natalie Currie - August 21, 2013

Such a beautiful story…in pictures. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and joy!

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Maggie Pinque - August 21, 2013

The picture of you and Bob on the dance floor brought tears to my eyes. Glorious. Beautiful. Radiant. Magnificent. Serene. Gorgeous. Exactly right. Go forth and love, love, love. xo

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Patricia Morrison - August 21, 2013

What a joy to share this weekend of love with you as I was married this weekend as well! Hooray!

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    Jennifer - August 27, 2013

    Big congats on your marriage and all wishes for sustained joy!

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    Jennifer - August 27, 2013

    Big congrats on your marriage and all wishes for sustained joy!

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Nathalie Lussier - August 21, 2013

So beautiful! Congratulations Jen! It’s an honor to witness your union, and your love. 🙂

And as an aside, I got married on the same date last year!

xoxox,
With love,
Nathalie

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    Jennifer - August 27, 2013

    How fun to share an anniversary!!! May we both be married for many happy year.

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kiwibok - August 21, 2013

Truly beautiful! Your love for each other, and the love and blessings of your family & friends radiate from each of those pictures!
What a magical celebration!
Love & best wishes xxx Kathleen

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Kristin Noelle - August 21, 2013

Oh, so beautifully wonderful!! Bowing deeply to this love and this joy.

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Francisca - August 22, 2013

So happy to share in your bliss, Jen. May your adventure in love with Bob get ever more joyful.

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Laya Saul - August 23, 2013

Your love lights up this world. May your love grow with each rising sun and deepen with each rising moon. <3

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LainEhmann - August 25, 2013

Thank you, thank you for inviting me to be part of this holy and love-filled day. Seeing your joy together makes me happy to be in love!

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    Jennifer - August 27, 2013

    thank you for coming so far to be with us!

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Vicky - August 28, 2013

Wonderful to see the love surrounding you and the love coming from you Jen. Big Congratulations. Love, Vicky

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Intuitive Leadership Coach - August 30, 2013

Really beautiful: congratulations!

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Karen Talavera - August 30, 2013

Congratulations and thank you for sharing – your beautiful pictures made me feel as if I were there (and to have Eric as your celebrant and Mark there too must’ve been truly magical). My favorite is the one of you and Bob on the dance floor . . . may your journey together ever deepen and may you remain as united as you are in that precious photo.

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Tangerine Meg - September 3, 2013

Such joyful love! Thank you so much for sharing the photos! M x o

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