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Looking forward to Celebrating a very special marriage on Bear Island, Lake Winnipesaukee this weekend.  I’ll be playing a couple of wedding tunes from the British Isles on my flute for the parade from the boat to the ceremonial site. There, the friends and family will bless our couple’s rings, before the processional.  Bridges figure prominently in this couple’s love story (and they’ve literally crossed oceans to be together).  So the guests will form a “wedding bridge” for them to cross as they recess to the Beatles’ “All You Need is Love” and enter their newly wedded life. Full of beauty and meaning on so many levels!

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I’d been told to turn right off the country road and drive through the open “bar way” gate. The gravel road curved up a fairly steep hill and when I reached the top the setting took my breath away!

Jim and Wendy created a beautiful ceremonial space on their friend’s land, overlooking Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.

Although the mountain was invisible behind thick clouds, the ceremony and the retelling of their love story evoked its majestic presence.

Wendy and Jim made their vows on an oathing stone, which they found on the mountain and had engraved for their ceremony.  I suggested this Scottish tradition after learning about this couple’s love of mountain climbing and the joy they experience being in nature together.  It will be an enduring symbol, as if their love, and the promises they made are “set in stone.”


Like.the colorful carpet of leaves that they walked through hand in hand, I used red and gold paper and bound their keepsake ceremony with an earthy twine.  

Looking back, I realize we were blessed with a break in the heavy rains that fell before and after their ceremony that day, and that this loving couple created a special radiance all their own!

Thank you so much for the beautiful bound keepsake! It was done beautifully, as beautiful as our ceremony that you created and performed.  Wow! Both Jimmy and I were blown away at how wonderful our wedding day was and the FABULOUS job that you did.  It was more than we could have ever imagined!!! The picture you sent of our oathing stone and the way it kind of mimicked the outline of Monadnock was so neat. 

Thanks so much for all that you did to make our wedding so special and wonderful! I sing your praises to all that I have told about our wedding!

Wendy and Jim 

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