Monday, May 6, 2013

the Brenna and Russ wedding

In the late afternoon of May 1, hours after my Federal court nitemare hearing, I shot Brenna and Russ' beautiful wedding

naturally the blushing bride, Breena and her daughter, Anastasia arrived promptly (late). Early to arrive was Breena's paternal Uncle George who was to officate.

and Leah who was to do a blessing

Russ, the groom was there by the time I got there.

then Ms. B arrived

held at the El Tiradito Shrine in Barrio Viejo

 behind El Minuito restaurant.

 Brenna's daughter nine year old daughter, Anastasia Jones, sang a song

and carried a single candle.

Then the vows and blessings

when it was Russ' turn to say his wedding vows and admitted he didn't realize he'd be holding a mike and figured he'd best edit out certain parts. That brought a good giggle.

beautiful Breena's reaction

then it was her words

someone had drawn in the earth

and the crowd reaction

the flower girls enjoying a giggle

Breena's paternal Uncle George did a blessing (or two)

After the ceremony everyone was invited to write something and stick it in the wall and to lite a candle. Just as the sun was setting to the west.

then the bride and groom and friends and children rode their bikeds over to Solar Culture on Toole for dinner (fifty fed a brilliant buffet of organic delicious food. Salvadore Duran played music and toasts were made. I was exhauisted and skipped the party next door for many friends. As I was leaving I noticed the beautiful bride doing the dishes.

 I thought of Gandhi and asked why and she told me the dishes were being picked up at ten. 

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