This afternoon, Gerald and Robert had one of those picture perfect, ideal temperature days, in the most idyllic spot I can imagine – the Meadow at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. They chose cello with flute for their ceremony music. Above we’re pictured together after the ceremony – a rare occasion to be photographed with the wedding couple! I worked with fellow VAWP member Indigo Ruth-Davis for this wedding – not our first together and hopefully one of many to come! You can reach Indigo’s MySpace site by clicking here.
Gerald and Robert chose “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables as their processional. For the end of the ceremony, they chose “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Classisical selections rounded out the Prelude and Postlude music.
Gerald and Robert’s ceremony was rich with symbolism. Their four rings were of different varieties of gold – yellow gold symbolized Gerald’s Filipino heritage, and was worn by Robert. White gold symbolized Robert’s caucasian heritage, worn by Gerald. Each of their mother’s brought forward a jar of sand, and Robert and Gerald mixed the two kinds of sand during the ceremony to symbolize the inseparable mixing of their lives and families. There were also symbols for numerous family members not able to be present, including Gerald’s father who had passed away, as well as numerous dogs and grand-dogs who were unable to travel with them. Each had a special family member or long-time friend speak of their past lives and their journey toward sharing a life together. Few eyes remained dry for this ceremony!
And here’s the site prior to the wedding. Breathtaking! What a blessing to live in Vermont.