Ron and Darcie hosted their wedding service for intimate family and friends at Darcie's family
colonial home set deeply in the woods of Orleans, MA. To say that everything was so warm and inviting would be an under-
statement. One could feel the aura of love in this gorgeous colonial home; outside, it rained and the air temperature was rather cold for April, with a steady blustery wind. Entering the family household, we immediately were enveloped with the smells of home: a nice fire burning in the living room fireplace, the smell of a home cooked meal being prepared for the guests, and the sounds of family talking and laughing, were most inviting.
Ron and Darcie had written special vows for their ceremony, and Darcie's dad had a poignant poetic reading, along with a sacred blessing he'd written himself for his beloved daughter and son-in-law. There were hugs and kisses, as well as tears of love. I stood for a full moment in the middle of the service, honoring the loving emotions that this family felt for one another; it was clear to me that this was a special, intimate space.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, I pronounced Ron and Darcie, "husband and wife". In the center of the living room, with family and friends encircling the room and this beautiful couple,
Ron and Darcie kissed and swayed to the soft background music that wafted through the house. They gazed at each other lovingly and danced ever so gently around the living room.
The fire's wood crackled; the candle decorations and forsythia lovingly placed on the mantle piece glittered in the light; through the opened window nearby, the cool air brushed fairly against the white lace curtains, and the rain fell outside in the darkness. Tears of happiness were in Darcie's and Ron's eyes, and if one looked around the room, her family and friends, too. Darcie's dad, Mark, commented on how all of the elements were present for this sacred event; earth, fire, air and water. And added to this mix, another family member said, was spirit.
May Darcie and Ron's lives be as filled with the spirit of love as we witnessed tonight. I feel so honored to have been a part of Darcie and Ron's very special, touching wedding service.