Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sleeping in Seattle


We had a fun weekend getaway to Seattle. We drove over Saturday, spent the night, took in Ikea and North Bend Outlet malls. We mostly went for Matt Forbes' wedding. We were happy to be part of his special day. We have watched Matt grow up and although there were many challenging times with Matt, we have always liked him a lot and were glad to see him settle down with a nice girl.

The wedding itself was entertaining to say the least. It took place in the historical Georgetown Ballroom near Boeing Field in a very industrial area of Seattle. The facility had character as you can see from the above pic. It suited Matt and Meghan. Matt moved from Helena a few years ago and has embraced the offbeat culture in the big city. The bridal party all wore vintage clothing over their assorted tattoes and piercings. Several arrived on bicycles. The person who was the officiant was, shall we say, gender challenged. The ceremony itself included comments such as "the container of your love" and "the circle of eos", and the vows included, "I am myself. You can't control me because I am free". Keith and I nearly got the giggles more than once. Now mind you, it was not the type of ceremony either set of parents would have arranged, but Matt and Meghan seemed to enjoy it emmensely. The reception included square dancing and vegan food - even a vegan cake.

It might be easy to be judgmental, but the fact of the matter is that we wanted to be there for Matt and to support Mishell and Dan. We never want to close the door on communication with Matt and though we hope one day he will return to the Lord, we aren't going to wait till he does to let him know we care about him. It was an interesting event, but it doesn't hurt to stretch the comfort zone from time to time.

Be happy, Matt and Meghan. Thanks for letting us share in your day. It was memorable.

1 Comments:

At August 14, 2008 at 6:19 AM , Blogger chaff "4" said...

Interesting wedding. We just went to one that was so strange and uncomfortable I won't give the details on your blog. I'll pray for matt.

 

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