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Legendary Love Angel Wedding Sue

I've been meaning to write this post for almost two weeks, but between packing and work, things have been busy.

Two weekends ago, linuxspice and I went to our fifth Full Circle of Women conference. linuxspice and I met there four years ago, shortly after my SRS. That's also where we met Peri, and then Kathleen and Rachel last year. At last year's conference, Kathleen, Rachel, Peri, linuxspice, and I discussed sharing a room this year... and when K&R contacted me a month or so ago to confirm that everything was go, they informed me that they wanted to get handfasted, and asked me to officiate.

Kathleen and Rachel stopped in Toronto on our second night in the apartment, on their way to the conference via a visit to Kathleen's kids in Maine. We had a brief chance to chat, and Kathleen loaned me Raven Kaldera's handfasting book, which had some ideas that Kathleen thought might work for their ritual, and then they headed off and sort of left me to work things out. I spent most of Saturday at the conference sitting in a lounge at the retreat center writing ritual text, and we had the ceremony around the bonfire later that evening. Both brides were beautiful, and everyone joined in the festivities, and it was a good time all around, and mercifully free of the drama that saoba had to deal with.

Before the ceremony, we had our "sharing circle" -- another FCOW tradition, which was the point at which linuxspice and I had gone from flirting to actually starting a relationship during our first FCOW. Everyone brings something to share at the circle, and takes turns sharing it with everyone else. My part was a lengthy reminiscence about linuxspice's and my courtship, and the story of that first weekend four years earlier, and what had happened since. I ended with "...and so it comes to this. Amanda Elif Yilmaz, will you marry me?"

She said yes.



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May. 7th, 2004 03:45 am (UTC)
Aw :-).
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May. 7th, 2004 03:58 am (UTC)
May. 7th, 2004 04:04 am (UTC)
awesome! we were gonna come to the lunch again this year, but somehow never got the email about it from janis. we met up with her later, but it would have been fun to see y'all, too.

May. 7th, 2004 04:16 am (UTC)

I'm so happy for you.
May. 7th, 2004 04:46 am (UTC)
May. 7th, 2004 06:59 am (UTC)
Mazel tov! May your years together be everything you want and so much more.
May. 7th, 2004 08:26 am (UTC)
awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! I'm so happy for y'all!
May. 7th, 2004 08:55 am (UTC)


my heart is singing for you :)

May. 7th, 2004 09:40 am (UTC)
multiple blessings and all joy to you both...may shared love and shared joy stay with you both for as long as eternity lasts.

May. 7th, 2004 10:25 am (UTC)
May. 7th, 2004 11:15 am (UTC)
May. 7th, 2004 11:42 am (UTC)
May. 7th, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC)
wOOt! This is such wonderful, wonderful news!
May. 7th, 2004 06:20 pm (UTC)
Wow! Congratulations to you both!

(Ask Amanda who I am. She and I go way back.)
May. 9th, 2004 09:04 pm (UTC)
May. 10th, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC)
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