We (optimistically) rescheduled our wedding ceremony to avoid social distancing and face masks and what do you know - things got worse! It has become painfully obvious that with over one hundred people set to attend our celebration that we would be unable to provide a safe and appropriate atmosphere for all to attend. We truly wanted to share our union with each and every one of you and we still do - now we just have to do it over the course of time and in smaller groups.
Therefore, we are cancelling the August 16th celebration in lieu of multiple get together's over time. We can't be too sad over the situation because we still have each other and officially, we did have a small, family only, ceremony on the original 5/10/20 date. So in the eyes of the law we are officially man and wife even though it wasn't the all out celebration we had envisioned.
With love - Karl
I’ve been dreaming and planning for this day for so long. I can picture it in my head, exactly how it would happen. But things don’t always happen the way we want, do they? Who could have known that by August this pandemic would be worse than ever?
I’ve been agonizing over this decision for weeks. As the pandemic continues, I knew in my heart that it would be irresponsible of us to have a gathering of 100 people during this time. We would never forgive ourselves if someone got sick by attending our wedding. This is the right thing to do. We love you all and this is the way we are showing it now.
On 5/10/20 Karl and I had a small, intimate, beautiful ceremony with most of our parents and children around us. I have been very quiet about that event, because I didn’t want to detract from what I hoped would be the “Big Event” next month, with all our friends and family to help us celebrate. I am so happy now that we had that ceremony and that it was such a special, perfect little wedding. It was a beautiful, sunny and (unseasonably) warm May day, surrounded by the glory of The Garden in springtime. We spoke special, loving words to each other. We couldn’t have hoped for a better officiant, Yvonne, who was exactly perfect. We shed tears of joy and happiness. The most important thing is that Karl and I are together, and that he is mine and I am his for the rest of our lives.
I wish we could have had all the people we love around us! Please know that you are all special to us and we hope to see you all and celebrate in some way in the future.
7/15/2020 - Between a rock and a hard space. If we cancel the wedding we are sheep just following the herd and if we go thru with it, we are selfish mavericks with no thought of our fellow humans. What is a married couple to do?
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What was to be or might have been...
* When -
5/10/20 and/or 8/16/20
* Where -
715 Boxwood Ln. SE
Salem OR 97302 USA
* Who -
Although we wish everyone could join us on this happy day, there simply isn't enough room or resources. By Invitation only. We would love to say the more the merrier, but please, keep guests to those specified in the invitation.
* Dress Code -
There is none. This is an outdoor wedding (rain or shine) so dress comfortably as weather dictates.
* Parking -
Space is limited and only street parking is available. Please take this into account as the 30 minute ceremony will start promptly at 4:00pm We suggest parking as shown on the map below including in the neighborhood to the west of the house \
(taking the walking path that leads to Boxwood)
This will be a unique wedding ceremony as we are not going to fall into the trap of tradition. From the bride's walk down the aisle, the way the seating will be arranged, to the Celtic handfasting ceremony, this will be a fun day!
2:00 pm - arrival and help setup
3:00 - Family Pictures
4:00 pm - Ceremony
4:30 pm - Reception chair setup
5:00pm - 7:00pm - Gluten free taco dinner provided by "The Chill Grill"
5:30pm - Open mic/ toasts / shared memories
6:00pm - 9:00pm Dancing
10:00 Bedtime (consummation wink wink)!
There will be a no host self-serve bar with lots wine, beer (keg in the kitchen), soda pop, punch and water
This is a Boxwood Party so as ALWAYS - there will be ping pong, pool, bocce ball and (of course!) volleyball!
* Gifts -
This isn't our first trip to the rodeo or down matrimony lane.
When we combined households, it became abundantly clear that we certainly don't need anymore stuff. That said, if you would like to give a gift, we would greatly appreciate any additions to our Honeymoon fund.
* Please Click HERE to visit our Official Registry
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* So "what's up with the penny" you ask?
Whenever I find a penny on the ground, I pick it up and always say a little prayer about how thankful I am for my wonderful life. Then I toss it back into the world with an added wish, to the powers that be, that whoever picks it up will be gifted with as much luck, joy and happiness as the world has given me. Jeanette and I feel so very lucky and blessed to have found each other that we have included a penny so as to share our good fortune with all of you! Feel free to do whatever you want with it --- keep it, toss it (just don't spend it all in one place). Or better yet, bring the penny to the wedding, drop it in our wishing well, and share some of your good fortune with us.
* Additional Parking Instructions -
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