A Time For Family
And what a time for family. My niece married the love of her life and it was such a joyous and fun time at a beautiful place.
Weddings Aren’t Usually My Thing – But I’ll Always Enjoy A Time For Family
My niece Sadie got married to her now-husband Chris. The wedding was a beautiful and fun event in the Berkshires this past weekend.
When I typically think of weddings I think of the reception mostly. Which usually has inane chit-chat with people you don’t know, mediocre food and the stupidest dance-floor antics being performed by people who have had too much to drink.
My views changed this past weekend.
It was more about getting to be with family and one of the most beautiful marriage ceremonies I’ve ever been at.
Many of you know that I have a large family. The feature photo today is me and my five surviving siblings. My oldest brother is no longer with us and photos like this always remind me that he’s missing. Each of them have their own families, so the gathering was large. And I really love spending time with my family. They are smart and funny and loving and supportive. The time I spent with them was really wonderful.
And more surprising, the wedding ceremony was inspiring. My youngest brother performed the ceremony. He did a few things that were quite amazing. First of all, he was genuinely moved by the event and expressed that openly. He also had everyone take a pause before the actual vows to be present and actually experience all the wonder that was happening. Finally, he held the space of the event in an incredibly skillful way. I don’t know if you know what I mean when I write that, but everyone there was present and fully experiencing the love and sacred space he created.
Venue and Reception
The venue was a beautiful lake-front lodge in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. The food, the weather and the reception were all quite wonderful.
It was an honor to have been invited to participate in their marriage.
After finishing the latest scarf, I had to come up with a quick travel project to bring with me this past weekend. Longtime blog reader Helen sent me this photo.
I thought I’d try my hand at a fine-gauge crochet top like this. Here’s how far I got with all the festivities.
The fabric will be very different than the photo. And I may decide not to pursue this one. But it kept me occupied this past weekend.