It was our day to remember always. The beauty of ancient rituals, chanting and friends and family reading prayers, signing marriage contracts...all to support us. So important to us were my two sons and Pablo's son and brother standing at each corner of the wedding canopy (chuppah) symbolizing the four corners of the Universe and the covering itself symbolizing Spiritual presence. Most important was my husband's poem:
Be still and you will hear our song-
The song of an artist and a poet,
Of a woman and man who found
In each other new lyrics for loving
Late in life, two lights within a home
That summon all to come who know God.
From the day we met until today
When we exchange vows and rings,
It's like time has frozen, and all things
Measured have ceased: Only the lull and hum
We hear, only the strumming of distant stars.
Old, dark promises relinquished,
Now we are free to embrace
Tomorrow's brightest moments
--Truly uncommon hours--
When the pendulum stops
And our heartbeats begin.
Listen again, so strong our song
Sung to the tune of kindred spirits,
Played softly and sweetly and slowly,
A song of love like a blossoming flower
Foretelling of marvels as each petal opens,
A song of wonder--our wedding song!
The reception was champagne and refreshments in the Mediterranean style: dolmas, hummus, breads, olives, cheeses, persimmons, figs, dates and nuts. The three layer cake was a gift and the filling was lemon and ollalieberry! Music- piano. The scroll above was our guest book created by friend Florie. Deena was my angel throughout, photography, watchful eye and all other angel activities. One of my happiest days!