Sunday, October 25, 2009

READING: David Whyte's Poem - The Truelove

The Truelove
by David Whyte

There is a faith in loving fiercely
the one who is rightfully yours
especially if you have
waited years and especially
if part of you never believed
you could deserve this
loved and beckoning hand
held out to you this way.

…because finally
after all this struggle
and all these years
you don't want to any more
you've simply had enough
of drowning
and you want to live and you
want to love and you will
walk across any territory
and any darkness
however fluid and however
dangerous to take the
one hand you know
belongs in yours.

- from The House of Belonging

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Officiant for WEDDING: Outdoor Ceremony at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA

CONGRATULATIONS, Jessica and Matt!
This was a perfectly simple and lovely ceremony, tucked away in the MINERAL WELLS PICNIC AREA of Griffith Park. The bride and groom stood alone and exchanged vows in front of their friends and family, with the trees and grass and sky as their backdrop.

One of the beautiful things about this particular wedding was how the ceremony text itself was created.  Most all of the wedding words and ceremony sentiments were from the couple's letters to each other, over the years. They also incorporated a poem written by David Whyte, which was read by a friend.

After the ceremony, Hall & Oates' recently revived You Make My Dreams Come True was blasted through a portable powered speaker.

Photography by LISA DRAGANI.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Officiant for WEDDING: Outdoor Ceremony at Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capistrano, CA

CONGRATULATIONS: Tiffany and Wendell!

This venue is tucked into a beautiful little space next to the San Juan Capistrano train station. The ceremony and reception took place with a gorgeous black and white colour scheme that looked so elegant!

DJ services provided by _________ and photography by GREG WYATT.