It was a very small audience but when the officiant Heather Rose launched into the Apache Wedding Blessing, all of us had to laugh!
The Apache Wedding Blessing:
“Now you will feel no rain, For each of you will be shelter to the other. Now you will feel no cold, For each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no more loneliness, For each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two bodies, But there is one life before you. Go now to your dwelling place, To enter into the days of your togetherness. And may your days be good and long upon the earth.”
The poem is one I hear often… partly because it is a clear and positive message to two people joining their lives together and partly, I suppose, because it isn’t connected to any one religion, giving you a chance to speak a more universal sort of blessing.
If you look it up, it isn’t connected to any Native American culture either but it does have an interesting history. ;0)
Kate and Vlad braved an incredibly wet afternoon last Saturday… Rocky Butte is a sweet little park open to all of the elements so once it’s the decided location there is no turning back. These two took it in stride… a good sign for their marriage ahead, yes?
I got soaked and there will be some water spots to fix but I wouldn’t have missed it!
Jamie Bosworth Photographer