Descending the steps dodging
Doug and Doris with Cathedrals
Brian and Robin, waiting
Doris and David
Doris, Chris and David
Flowers and wine goblets
The wedding was held at
Park under the
John's Bridge. As we arrived, we found sprinklers
watering the steps down to the park.....and the grass around
the landing where we were standing.....which soon stopped
and began again closer to the site.....which continued to
move closer by and around us and then on top of us.....so we
had to move everyone, including the minister and wedding
party during the ceremony.
Conni Jill, minister
Flower Girls strewing flowers
Flower Girl FemOwl
Wiping sweat and presenting the
"We planned that!"
And even more!
Doug says his vows
Doris says her vows
The cathedral-like setting
Robin reading the Apache
But the sprinklers helped cool everyone, for the bridge
didn't shade us on the landing from the 90 degree sun until
the ceremony was over......so the wedding group stood before
the minister with sweat dripping down their backs, their
legs, their faces.......
We set up the table to hold the wine and laid down the
Moslem Prayer rug for us to stand and then started the
music. Bonnie Raitt sang Nick of Time , as our Flower
Girls orianna and FemOwl strewed rose pedals. And then Doug
and his step-kids, Doris and her sons stepped forward.
As the minister said something about the "din of life," a
train rumbled down by the river and began toot-tooting as it
crossed under the bridge. Doug immediately said, "We planned
The couple and parents
The couple and kids
The wedding party
The whole damn family
The couple and FemOwl
Mom and her grandsons
Bill and Candy
Scott, Shawn and Melissa
The couple and Gattaca
Pat and Mom
Shawn (Enygmatoy) hit the player to play Indigo Girls
Power of Two, only to find the sprinkler-soaked
player and tape garbled....so we sang a bit as the kids
poured the champagne for the toast given by Scott (Enygma).
Between the roving sprinklers, the heat, the train, the
music.....I do not think I have ever laughed so much and so
hard at any ceremony!
Waiting for dinner to start
Cutting the cake
Workin the crowds
Candy, Doug and Deb
Chris and Mom
David and Jene
Mom and Gattaca
Toasts given, pictures taken, hugs continued, we hit the
road to dinner at
Quay across the Columbia River into Washington.
When the daisy halo was placed on Doug's head, the
paparazzi went into a snapping flashing frenzy.