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August 10, 2011

Dawn and Emily – John Carver Inn

Filed under: Weddings — Tags: , , , , , — DJJerryB @ 9:35 am

“And, for the first time as legally wedded spouses, let’s welcome Dawn and Emily, who are celebrating 35 years of friendship and love”…

Dawn and Emily’s wedding was a long time coming, so they definitely wanted it their way. In fact, my role at their celebration at the John Carver Inn was much more geared toward being a host and emcee than that of DJ. Dawn had selected special songs to be played as dedications to many of the friends and family that were in attendance. It was a little different from my normal role, but I have to say that I was happy to be connected to such a deeply committed couple.

Friendship was a very strong recurring theme at Dawn and Emily’s wedding in Plymouth. I was more than just a little impressed with the durability of the relationships that they had both sustained over the years. I had the chance to witness, for the first time, a candle dance. It started off with humor, as every guest in attendance did their best to learn the steps while trying to maintain a circle (and NOT drop their candle.) They did a great job and, when the lights were lowered and the dance was done for real, it was quite touching. The end of the dance calls for every person to place their candle in a box of sand in the center of the circle, all done silently. Very moving.

Here’s to another 35 years together.


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