The Wedding Season is upon us; we have our first wedding of the season scheduled here at Siloam Retreat in scenic Seabeck tomorrow. We are all set for the ceremony and pleased to have visitors and guests on property for the event which will take place on the main lawn- weather permitting.
Should it rain-which we have to expect in Northwest Washington; we will quickly move inside to the Wine Shop which allows for up to 50 people. Weddings have a traditional agenda or sequence:
The Bride is traditionally given away……in most cases by her father. This is not a requirement and our cermony set for tomorrow will not have this element.
A welcome message to family and friends……we will have a welcome to Siloam and thank you for attending. This seems necessary to recognize your loved ones attendance and involvement in your lives.
Marriage Vows can take on all kinds of shapes, meanings, messages, rhymes and reasons. Our ceremony tomorrow will be short and sweet. This is a second marriage, a new beginning; the couple has asked for a brief message about their commitment to each other and a blessing over their lives together-so be it!!
Then comes the celebration- ‘let the good times roll’ and as the groom has requested: “Let’s get this Party Started….”
The happy couple has ordered a personalized wine label with their photograph and the date to mark the occassion, which is a very nice touch and will allow them to cellar a selection and have later at each anniversary.
Here’s to love!! And knowing it’s never too late for happy ever after. Julie will perform the ceremony tomorrow and we have other weddings booked in the future. What a blessing to have Siloam Retreat filled with love and cherished memories of good times, good wine, family and friends.