Wednesday, September 5, 2012

MAINE TRIP: Jeff & Jose Reception: Day 1: Rehearsal

Jeff and Jose practicing for the ceremony
The weekend of Aug. 31-Sept. 2, we went to Portland, Maine to take part in our friends Jeff and Jose's wedding reception. They got legally married in Washington, D.C. on June 9th, and had a big reception on Peaks Island, Maine over Labor Day Weekend. It was wonderful!
 - They had a cocktail reception the night before at Bull Feeney's Pub in downtown Portland, Maine, and it was full of friends and family. Our friend Laureen drove up from Portsmouth, NH (90 minutes each way) just to wish them well that evening, and had to drive back that night for work the next morning. That's just one example of how friends stand by Jeff and Jose and come from distances. Many came from New York, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and other places. Jeff's family lives in Maine, so they were all there, too.
 - The reception was on Peaks Island, Maine, about a 15 minute ferry ride from Portland, Maine - and a nice ride. The island is like something from Cape Cod. The "ceremony" part went well. I (Rob) was the "master of ceremonies" and Tom took photos of the event.   Here are some photos!

Fort Gorges from the Ferry ride to Peak's Island

Abundant sunshine during the rehearsal

Janice, Mit, Lisa and Mom F. practicing

Jeff's parents, Jeff, Jose, and Jose's parents

Flower centerpieces on the tables

Jeff and Jose making a joke during rehearsal

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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