Photo(L-R): me, my brother Ray, Lisa’s daughter Krystina and Lisa
My brother Ray married his wonderful witchy woman Lisa on October 18th. I officiated as the High Priestess and performed an entire pagan ceremony. It was just beautiful.We were outside at the best man’s home in an appropriate cathedral of trees with a lovely koi pond right near the gazebo where they were married. Dan, my brother’s long-time best friend was best man and Krystina, my new sister-in-law Lisa’s daughter was the maid of honor.
It was a small gathering, just family and friends, about 30 people all together. We had a reception with an extraordinary seafood feast (and even some vegetarian food for me!) and then went back to Dan & his wife Peggy’s home for a pirate themed after-party that was great fun.
For some of the guests (Lisa’s family) it was their first experience at a pagan ceremony and everyone was really taken with it. I have included part of it below.
To the Goddess and God we thank you for your presence at this divine rite
May your lives together be joyful and content,
And may your love be bright as the stars
Warm as the sun, accepting as the ocean,
And enduring as the mountains.
We come now to the close of this event, and for Raymond and Lisa, the beginning of a new life together. We offer to them and to each of you this blessing:
By the earth that is Her body,
By the air that is Her breath,
By the fire that is Her bright spirit,
By the living waters of Her womb,
The circle is open but not broken.
The peace of the Goddess and the God go in your hearts.
Merry meet, and merry part, and merry meet again.