Saturday, June 14, 2014

Wedding Day: Darold and Kevin

getting ready for the service
Our friends Darold and Kevin have been together over  2 years and live in east Tennessee where marriage equality isn't a reality, so they came to Washington, D.C. to get married on Friday,June 6th. 
Darold and Kevin getting instructions from the officiant
Kevin's dad doing a reading
Kevin - "do you take Darold..."


CASUAL CEREMONY -  They had a brief and very casual ceremony at the Church of the Holy City in Washington, D.C. and decided to be very casual with matching polo shirts - so the officiant joked about 5 times during the ceremony that someone needs to teach them some fashion sense! 

Darold and Kevin laughed and cried during the event
Darold's aunt doing a reading
holding the marriage certificate
  Members of Kevin and Darold's families were there -all from out of state, to see the marriage become legal. We enjoyed talking to their cousin Ruthie and her husband Kevin who live in Virginia (others live in the southern U.S.) and Reggie who came up from Tennessee.
L: Tom (front), Kevin, Darold  R: Kevin, Ruthie, cousin and aunt

Walking out a legally married couple!

A LUNCH RECEPTION -  After the service, we all had lunch at the Bali Thai restaurant in D.C. - and Tom and I had not really tasted Thai food before.  There were a total of 18 of us, including the two grooms, and it was a really fun time.
  Darold and Kevin spent the next day touring their families around Washington, D.C. (we couldn't go because Rob had two book related events to attend). 
  Enjoy the pictures!

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.

About us

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