As I made my way to the Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta, NJ, for Meg & David’s wedding, it started to pour, and I was very concerned about the ceremony – which was to take place outside, overlooking the lake. Thankfully, the rain COMPLETELY cleared up, the sun came out, and we had beautiful weather for their ceremony. Thank goodness!
Meg and David had a handfasting, group vows (in the form of a declaration of support), and had the groom’s cousin read the Apache Wedding Blessing, a sweet reading that is very popular in weddings right now:
Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
For each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no more loneliness,
For each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two bodies,
But there is one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place,
To enter into the days of your togetherness.
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.
(PS: Did you know that the Apache Wedding Blessing was actually written for the 1950 Western film Broken Arrow?)
Their ceremony was fun and light-hearted, with a touch of seriousness. There was definitely a lot of laughter, and the flower girl wore fairy wings! Meg & David are off to Germany for their honeymoon – congrats, again!