Monday, April 15, 2013

Wedding Weekend

This past weekend we had a rehearsal dinner on Friday and wedding to attend on Saturday.  Our good friends Sean and Rachel were getting married and we were asked to do a reading at the ceremony.  They are the friends we hang out the most with and we always have a good time.

I met Sean when we worked together shortly after we moved here in 2003 and we've been good friends ever since.  Sean met Rachel at work as well a few years later and Rachel and my wifey became good friends as well.

Our reading had a portion about a truce bell.  The bell is for them to ring if an argument arises and they want to put a stop to it.  They asked us to do the reading because they say we 'never' fight, not entirely true of course.  We were honored to take part in their special day and everything went off without a hitch.  

Here is the reading: "Early 16th century legend tells us that a fishing boat from an Irish village was captured by pirates and the crew taken as slaves. One man, Richard Joyce, was to be married the same week he was captured. Years went by and Richard became a master goldsmith and shaped a unique ring for the girl he could never forget at home. The design was born from their love. At the center, a heart symbolizing their love, on top a crown symbolizing their loyalty, and two hands holding the heart, symbolizing the friendship they shared. After eight years, he escaped and returned to his village to find his love had never married. He gave her the ring and they were soon married.

We ask God to bless this bell today for Sean and Rachel as a symbol of their love, loyalty and friendship. Should a quarrel or lover’s tiff arise, Sean and Rachel should ring the bell to remind them of the love they feel today.

Anna and Sydney (Sean's daughters) tell us they believe this bell will get a good workout."

Great friends, good times and a very happy couple.  Congrats to Sean and Rachel and we wish them a lifetime of happiness together!

Sean and his daughters Anna and Sydney
Rachel and her Dad
You may kiss the bride
First dance as husband and wife
Father daughter dance
Sean and Anna dancing
Sean and Sydney dancing
The 4 of us having a good time!
Our friend Chris and his girlfriend
Cake cutting
Cake feeding, no smushing
Departure time with sparklers


Jen said...

I like the story with the bell. Very unique! Looks like a lot of fun!

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