I’m not usually one to mention to much personal info on this blog, but my wedding is fast approaching. I did (I think) announce way back, like a year and a half ago that I asked Chloe (pictured above) to marry me.
Our wedding is May 17th. Norwegian Independence Day apparently–I was told this by an ecstatic Nordic woman when I had mentioned that was the date of our wedding. The story goes that the Swedes and the Danes were fighting one of the numerous wars and the Fins broke (from Swedish suzerainty) while those blond ice-hockey playing, Vikings weren’t looking.
Also interestingly the same wedding date as of one set of Chloe’s grandparents.
The picture above is from a photo shoot with did with our photographer. You can check out a slew of them here. I’m also not much for plugging here at the blog, but Jennifer Salt is her name and she’s fantastic. So any local Vancouver-ite readers her homepage/gallery is here. She does weddings, babies, pregnancies.
Also any local readers are invited to the actual wedding ceremony which is May 17th, 1 pm at Christ Church Cathedral downtown (corner of Georgia and Burrard).
So I’m working on getting the liturgy together, which is an interesting experiment–as long-time readers know (some do) my wife-to-be is not Christian while I’m studying to be an Anglican priest.
We are headed to Nicaragua for our honeymoon, which will allow me my first taste of playing the “I’m Canadian” card. Given the history of the US gov’t illegally (and immorally I might add) funding right-wing deaths squads there during the Reagan years (they put the Contra in Iran-Contra), advertising my American-ness will probably not be priority numero uno.
T-minus 2 1/2 weeks and counting.
[PS For those wondering, I'm actually in really good spirits, no nerves (yet) about it. I've only been procrastinating slightly on downloading music for the reception to play in between our jazz trio. But when else is a pastor, a Christian minister, and a liberation theologian at that--my primary field of theological study for 5 years--going to play such a role in US politics ever again?]