Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Isn't It Romantic?

A Beautiful Bride

As I've mentioned, Michael and I drove down to Chestertown, Maryland, two weekends ago for my good friend Kandy's wedding to her Aussie beau, Ben. To say we had a wonderful time doesn't really begin to capture the overwhelming sense of emotion experienced during those three days on the Eastern Shore. First and foremost was the joy of seeing someone you love make such a profound commitment to someone she loves. I don't know Ben very well, but everything I've seen and heard about him tells me he is great guy and terrific choice for Kandy. When he and his former band, French Toast (and friends), serenaded her with a cover of Iggy Pop's song of the same name (if slightly different spelling) the whole room swooned. When Kandy and her dad danced I teared up (Kandy and her parents have been through so much together). I recall Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door" and the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" as special songs during the early dances. The whole experience reminded me why the fight for equality is so important. You don't have to want to get married to understand what a beautiful day it is. There was something about seeing the two of them declare their love for one another in front of their friends and family that really touched me deeply. I can't help but wonder, will we be alive to see all people who want to experience this beautiful institution?
See the rest of the photos here.

Pre-wedding fun with Jenny, Jean and Jessica / Get happy: Michael and me


Chad said...

Thanks for sharing the photos and experiences from Kandy's wedding! Knowing her... and you, and Jean and the gang... I'm glad for the report. Looks like a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

You are so sweet, Kenneth. This is so lovely. Having you and Michael there truly made it complete. It wouldn't have been the same without you two. By the way, I think I look better in black and white. I look ruddy in that photo. And drunk in the others... ;-)

love you!
kandy (gilligan)