Beautifully Simple

Andrea and Brian are classical musicians about to move to Washington, D.C. for some very cool jobs.  But, before they take the residential plunge into our nation’s capitol, they decided to come to Vermont and get hitched!

We went down to the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain just as the sun was about to set and performed my standard Pre-Written Ceremony.  With one exception – they didn’t have any rings!  This, as you might imagine, is a bit unusual for a couple getting married.

When I asked them about it, they said they’d been busy, and hadn’t gotten around to the rings, but that it’s something they would attend to once they got to Washington.  They said they weren’t worried, though, and that getting married itself was the most important thing.

As I think about all the stressors of getting married, the rings, while charismatic and wonderful, are usually at the top of the list – for a whole host of reasons from finances to fashion.

So, it was lovely to see a couple focusing on the emotional and spiritual essence of the experience, knowing that the physical tokens, while important, were not essential, and would be taken care of in time.

2 thoughts on “Beautifully Simple

  1. We remember this day and you!
    Hope you are well!
    We are happy and busy and living in North Carolina. (Too much traffic in DC!)
    Thank you again for marrying us!
    Andrea and Brian

  2. Andrea and Brian!
    Great to hear from you! So glad you’re well. You were an absolute pleasure to work with.
    All the best to both you and your instruments!

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