|L to R: officiant, Greg and Rich|
I (Rob) counted backward and remembered that I met them 10 days after their first date in 2004. (Tom met them in 2005 when he and I started dating).
|Rob and Tom|
The ceremony had three readings (by Victoria, Jeff and Julie), and they were a mix of native American and Buddhist sayings. We loved the Native American references to Mother Earth and Father Sky. The ceremony was special and touching.
Their reception was held on their long front lawn (they live in a country-area) surrounded by a long drive. They rented a tent and hired a caterer, and a friend acted as a deejay. We enjoyed a great barbecue meal.
|Wedding cake with 4 birthday names|
|Wedding cake w/photo of Rich and Greg January 2017 N.M. vows|
|3 birthdays on the cake: Rob, Judy and Jeff|
|Greg and Rich|
A SPECIAL CAKE - The cake was fantastic. It was three layers, and using fondant frosting was made in the design of an Aspen tree. - Since they plan on retiring in New Mexico years from now, and go there often, they love the local aspen trees. Cool idea. What we didn't expect was that they purposely had 4 names of friends written on the back of the cake, because this week marked 4 birthdays: Rob's (mine), Jeff (Greg's brother), Judy (their long-time friend) and Mike (whom we didn't know). How thoughtful and special of them to do that.
|the big tent for the reception|
CHEROKEE WEDDING PRAYER
God in heaven above please protect the ones we love. We honor all you created as we pledge our hearts and lives together. We honor mother-earth and ask for our Marriage to be abundant and grow stronger through the seasons;
|Kevin and Jeff|
NATIVE AMERICAN BLESSING -
|Nice fall decorations in the yard|
|more fall yard arrangements|
|Jeff doing a reading|