Friday, September 7, 2012

MAINE TRIP: Jeff & Jose Reception: Day 2: The Ceremony!

Janice, Mit, and Lisa doing readings
Jeff and Jose's ceremony was short but very memorable. I (Rob) was the master of ceremonies, so I led the procession of Lisa, Melissa, Janice, Lisa (Jose's sister), Jose, Jeff and their parents to the trellis where the words and vows were exchanged. 
Jeff reading his vows to Jose
Jose reading his vows to Jeff
  After an introduction, Lisa, Mit, and Janice read lyrics from a Bob Marley song that epitomized what love is all about. Don't ask me the title of the song, I don't remember. They all did a great job and were loud and clear. Lisa Serrano, Jose's sister asked Jeff to take care of Jose and gave him Jose's ring to put on Jose's finger. I (Rob) asked Jeff the same with Jose. 
Jeff, Rob, Jose, Anthony and John
  Anthony C. played Jeff and Jose's wedding music theme song on guitar and did an amazing rendition of Cyndi Lauper's "Time after Time." Jon gave a great blessing, and Jose and Jeff exchanged vows again (as they did when they were legally married on June 9th in Washington, D.C.). 
  Here are some photos from the ceremony (Tom was our photographer): 
Jeff and Jose after the vows

Looking for guidance?

Posing for a picture during the ceremony

A nice view from the aisle, looking at Portland Harbor

Rob officiating

Rob does the greeting

John gives the blessing

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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.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next