October 8th, 2011
This post is Part 2 of a 3-part series. Read Part 1 – Read Part 2 – Read Part 3
What I will remember the most about this wedding ceremony is the pair of white doves Gladys and Ed released at the very end. I had always wanted to see someone do this and I didn’t even know it was going to happen until they brought out the two white baskets. Now I want to release some birds myself. It looked like so much fun.
THE WHITE BIRDS
Would that we were, my beloved, white birds on the foam of the sea!
We tire of the flame of the meteor, before it can fade and flee;
And the flame of the blue star of twilight, hung low on the rim of the sky,
Has awakened in our hearts, my beloved, a sadness that may not die.
A weariness comes from those dreamers, dew-dabbled, the lily and rose;
Ah, dream not of them, my beloved, the flame of the meteor that goes,
Or the flame of the blue star that lingers hung low in the fall of the dew:
For I would we were changed to white birds on the wandering foam: I and you!
I am haunted by numberless islands, and many a Danaan shore,
Where Time would surely forget us, and Sorrow come near us no more;
Soon far from the rose and the lily, and fret of the flames would we be,
Were we only white birds, my beloved, buoyed out on the foam of the sea!
October 8th, 2011
This post is Part 1 of a 3-part series. Read Part 1 – Read Part 2 – Read Part 3
Here’s a tip for you, if you ever plan to attend a wedding at Joullian Vineyards: don’t use Google Maps to get there. Follow the directions given by the extremely personable owner, Ridge Watson, and you’ll find the place with no trouble. We’re not sure where the route recommended by Google Maps would have taken us. Probably off-planet. At one point we were prompted to levitate above a herd of cows while holding our breath and visualizing world peace. Had we the time to follow these unorthodox suggestions, we would certainly have returned to Earth with a strange tale to tell.
But this is not a tale of intergalactic explorations. It is the story of Gladys and Ed getting married.
As you probably guessed from looking at the photos in our previous post about their engagement session, Gladys and Ed are delightful people, the kind of clients who make you feel like you’re not really working while you take their pictures. In this post you can see the men getting ready in the winery’s offices while the women are putting on their finery in the conference room. Yes, those are real bugs in that jar; the three youngest bridesmaids were very interested in bugs.