Yep, we did tie the knot ...
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Weather: was perfect. Yay!
I kept looking around and thinking, This is exactly what I wanted. Except better than I could have imagined.
Thank you to all the friends, relations, cousins, aunts, sisters, brothers, and uncounted folk who helped us prepare, plan, celebrate, and clean up afterwards.
Gifts: Thank you for all the lovely presents! We've gotten a slow start on our Thank-You cards, as we've been working and moving in to our new apartment.
Thank you to Judge Moultrie and Father Moore for making our ceremony meaningful, real, legal, and full of laughter.
The Ritter and Wisner families cordially
Erica Katharine Ritter
Saturday, June 21, 2008; 11:00 AM
- Attire: Fancy summer clothes - think "Victorian picnic" or "Sunday in the park." As dressed up as you can get and still feel comfortable sitting on the grass. Hats, umbrellas, ribbons, lace, and pleats encouraged.
- Community Celebration: Featuring pot-luck, do-it-yourself fun. If you would like to contribute a pot-luck dish, floral decoration, or other element, please let us know. - wedding@ErnieAndErica.Info
We're leaving this section up for now, as we have some friends who are also getting married soon. Again, a big THANK YOU to everyone for helping and making a magical, beautiful, meaningful celebration with us. It was everything we had imagined, and more.
as we said it:
...We'd like our wedding to be a celebration of our relationship, not only as a couple, but as part of our larger families and communities. You've been supporting us all our lives, and we sure would appreciate your talented and creative participation in our special day.
Food: We'd like an elegant, pot-luck picnic. Erica's aunt Katharine Cahn stepped up to serve as coordinator: email@example.com. Tell her your favorite dish to bring, or ask what's needed. Please bring the recipe, or ingredient list, both as a wedding gift and to help those with severe allergies.
Site Prep: Grandma's Back Yard is a pretty, meadow-like area. With a little help it can be idyllic. We'll need some work-parties to fix up the yard and basement/deck areas. How about this weekend? (May 24th or 25th?)
Music - We love live music. Our family jam band is fun, and there are some good local dance bands. It might be nice to have some music during the ceremony, too. Anyone want to help us set up the details?
Decorations: Emily Ritter has volunteered to do floral arrangements, with help from Sabrina, Auntie Lynn, and others. We're making yellow streamers at the shower. Anyone who's free on Friday will be welcome to help set up the yard.
Cleanup: Please collect your picnic gear and anything you lent for the occasion, as you leave. Eleanor (Erica's mom) will help get people tidying up around 4 after the picnic, and if needed we can come back for more on Sunday.
Guest Book: We'd like to collect everyone's blessings, advice, and autographs in a keepsake book. (Thanks, Mom and Teresa!)
Parking / Ushers: We have permission to park in the corner of the PCC parking lot at 42nd / Killingsworth. We still need to confirm some parking attendants (smiling faces) and 2 shuttle vehicles with drivers. Alternatively, guests with big vehicles could each take one carload of people as a shuttle run, then ride over with the next run.
Special jobs: You know who you are. Wedding party, minister, cake-maker, coordinator. Thank you for helping us.
Feel free to harrass us if we haven't given you an update lately.