March 4th, 2012


Commitment Ceremony Preliminary Report

For those of you who are unaware (which is actually rather a lot of you, on the grounds that one does not talk about upcoming parties with people who are not invited, and we didn't invite many people because there wasn't room), andres_s_p_b, brooksmoses, chinders, suzanne, and I had a commitment ceremony here at the house yesterday. It went very well.

We deputized a number of people to take pictures while we were busy up front with the talking and being nervous part, but we haven't got those back yet so I cannot show off. We're also going to put a transcript of the vows up, since people seemed to like them. (The line in my vows with Andres that got a big laugh at our wedding did it again. Most of the folks at this ceremony weren't at that one, so they hadn't heard it before.) Again, that hasn't happened quite yet, so there will be a followup post later with pictures and transcript. It'll be like being there, except quieter!

Also like being there, but quieter, was the contingent calling in via videophone. The night before the ceremony, Cathy was talking with a friend in New Jersey who couldn't make it out, and the friend said "I wish I could just Skype in!" Cathy relayed that later, and we were like "Hey... we could do that!" So we set up a Google hangout and got that friend, Cathy's sister who was working a show and couldn't make it, and the Boston contingent in via webcam-on-tripod. I wish we'd thought of it earlier so that we could have contacted more of the people who couldn't make it in to town!

The folks we had doing the introductory and closing readings did a fantastic job. Yay cobalt_00 and eeyore_grrl! Very thoroughly emoted and clearly enunciated and all that good stuff. Everybody seemed to have a good time. Huzzah, success!

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