It's especially a treat when you can officiate the ceremony for dear friends. I've known Pat and her younger daughter, Katie, for, goodness, it must be almost 10 years by now and love them both. Then in 2009 I had the joy of officiating her daughter, Beth's wedding to Mike on Ocracoke Island. Another blessing and a great couple. Then when Pat met Calvin, and Ruben and I got to see their attraction grow into a love that kept maturing and growing, we were delighted. Besides - they both have wacky senses of geeky humor. Just our style.
They were married in June at a church where I used to be one of the ministers so it felt, in many ways, like coming home. The Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist is a lovely church, newly remodeled, filled with light, color and art. And it has a big fellowship hall for a reception. And they rent to non-members. It's all good.
Pat's daughters, Katie and Beth were two of her attendants, as you can see from the Charlie's Angels pose. They inherited their mother's sense of humor. Hallelujah!