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Dan finally gets married at 39!

After several months of planning, procrastinating, ordering, and gathering, and after a couple of weeks of wondering, "Where the hell are the rings I ordered two months ago?", the actual wedding went very smoothly yesterday.

It was an outdoor wedding at her folks house in the country.  It was cloudy, a little windy, and cool, but not too bad.  A member of the family performed the ceremony, one we had pieced together from bits we found on the internet.  We had the family gather around us, rather than having them sit in chairs or benches.  We played one of "our" songs as we walked up the grass:  Thirteen by Big Star.  Asia and I looked into each others eyes while we said our vows, and it was very beautiful.

The light was just about perfect for pictures, which were taken by Asia's professional photographer father.  We'll have some posted as soon as we get our hands on them.

The reception went well also.  We had sandwich fixings, chicken strips, and BBQ meatballs.  And sodas and beer.  And two beautiful wedding cakes.  But we will be eating sandwiches and cake this whole next week.

And everyone was so nice to help out where they could.  Asia's cousin performed the ceremony, and they also went to pick up all the food for the reception.  A very nice lady who we casually know made us 2 beautiful wedding cakes, brought centerpieces and candles for each of the tables, and then wouldn't accept any money from us.  My mom helped us decorate the hall the day before, and Asia's mom helped us clean up the day after.

The only downer was it seemed that everyone left early.  But then we had a second wave of people, a small group of 5-6 of us just sitting and talking and having some beer.  It was nice.

Overall it was a wonderful day.  Now I'm looking forward to many more wonderful years with my love.


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Oct. 19th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!!!! Can't wait to see pictures.
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