Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Answer To The All Hollow's Eve Puzzle

 

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The short answer to the Halloween Puzzle is.... after 8 years together, G. and I got married.

The long answer is: The 2 gold circlets were our rings. The braided cord was for the handfasting part of the ceremony. Each of the colors of the braided cord stand for something: Red is for passion/love, white for purity, and green for prosperity. I braided the cord myself. The broom was for jumping over at the end of the ceremony. The chocolates and strawberries for our first 'meal' as a married couple.

The ceremony was held at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens under a beautiful oak tree. The tree is even called "The Wedding Oak" and it's the reason we chose to be married there. The day was beautiful. Sunshiny, low 70's, and just enough puffy clouds in the sky to make it pretty.

There are no pictures since it was just us, the Reverend, and 2 witnesses... and I was participating in the ceremony and too busy to take pictures <g>. However, we do plan to go back and have some nice pictures taken at some point. Many of the flower pictures you see here, including today's, are from the gardens. It is a favorite destination of ours... especially since they are very dog friendly and Morgan loves to accompany us there.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Ooooh! I wondered if that was it when I read about the braided cord, but waited instead of guessing. Congrats! Good for you both!

Kathy said...

Congrats! That is exciting news!!!

DesLily said...

we just had a nice chat!! good health and happiness to you both!

Dornbrau said...

Awwww, congratulations! I love the sentiment, the way everything has a meaning.

Traci said...

Congratulations! I'm wishing you many happy days to come!

Indigo said...

Congratulations on the handfasting dear friend. I've always thought this ceremony was the most symbolic of a couples love. (Hugs)Indigo

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Oh, wow, congratulations! Now, in hindsight, the braided cord should have given it away. I never give jumping the broom a thought. That is such an old custom. xx

~ Lor said...

Congratulations!!! Wishing you lots of happiness. I'm so happy for you! Big hugs, ~ L

ambradream said...

Congrats on getting married! Good for you! I am sure you were a beautiful bride:)
Stacy

Becky said...

Oh yay! I was away last week and am getting caught up. I love news like this!