Friday, June 20, 2008

One more "happily after story ..."

Once upon a time there was a couple who fell in love and decided to have a June wedding.

They ordered flowers for the tables with their names and the wedding date (how original is that!) ...

They decorated the lawn at the church where the reception would be with their favorite colors ...

And while their faithful "flower dog" waited outside for the reception to begin ...
... they gathered with friends and family at the altar of All Saints Church ...

... and vowed to love, honor and cherish each other til death do them part.

And then -- hand in hand and married in the sight of God AND the State of California -- they went in peace to love and serve the Lord ...

And a good time was had by all!!

PASADENA - Two quiet, middle-aged women made history Thursday when they became the first women to walk down the aisle and exchange vows in a traditional wedding ceremony at All Saints Church.

Susan Craig and Bear Ride said they didn't care about being first. All the two retired Presbyterian ministers wanted was to be married in the sight of God.

All Saints Rector, the Rev. Ed Bacon, called the wedding of the two longtime church members "historic" for All Saints. "We have believed with all our hearts that to refuse the blessing of the church to such relationships would be an abusive act of injustice," Bacon told the congregation.

Any relationship based on love and fidelity, he said, "always improves the social order and fabric - strengthens the state of marriage - rather than the opposite."
(Here's the photo gallery the Star News posted)

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