Steven and Nancy held their custom wedding ceremony at Ned's Point Lighthouse on March 2oth at 11:30 AM to have their vows coincide with the vernal equinox. For the first day of spring, it was mighty cold and windy, but the warmth of their smiles and the love of friends and family, coupled with the celebratory champagne at the service's completion, made for an extra special day. Steven professionally opened the champagne bottle with a saber, a method called sabrage; a technique for opening a champagne bottle used for ceremonial occasions. The saber is slid along the body of the bottle toward the neck. The force of the blade hitting the lip breaks the glass to separate the collar from the neck of the bottle. The cork and collar remain together after separating from the neck. This technique became popular in France when the army of Napoleon visited many of the aristocrat domains. As you can see, Steven's technique was successful, as they toast to their being husband and wife! Congratulations to Steve and Nancy and happy Spring!
Posted by Rev. Dr. Nicholas J. Boas at 6:43 PM