The wedding took place in a backyard of the town they grew up in. The bride Stephanie wore purple, the groom’s father wore the tie he had made to commemorate his son Bobby’s birth 30+ years earlier, and Stephanie’s sons ran around without shoes. During the ceremony Stephanie’s brother recited a beautiful poem he had written, and the groom’s sister sang a song she picked out just for them. Bobby recited vows not just to Stephanie but to her boys and he pledged his forever love and devotion to all three. Everyone cried because they all knew how much the love that has existed between Stephanie and Bobby for over 15 years is exactly what they needed. The love saved each of them – all four of them – and was always meant to be. During the reception the guests ate BBQ and ice cream from food trucks, kids laughed and jumped and played, and everyone danced and talked and enjoyed being together. Although this wedding took place 2 years ago it has stuck with me as one of the more emotional days I’ve been lucky to be a part of. These are all truly wonderful people that I’ve had the pleasure to know for many years now and Steph and Bobby are a true testament to the power of honest, open love and living their lives with kindness first. Although they’ve faced many real & heavy challenges the love they’ve put out into the universe has come back to them in spades. This is what I saw on the day that the girl who was born on Christmas married the boy that was born on April Fool’s Day.And please join me in extending condolences to the family who recently lost their beloved Pancake. I’m sure he’s munching on some lettuce in a shredded-paper bed in the sky
Much love to you all!