Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wedding of Nicholas and Vincent

When I was putting my Washington DC weekend together, I sent Nick a message to see if we could catch up for a beer. Upon confirming dates, it turns out that the very weekend I was coming to check out his current city, he was getting married!

I followed the directions to Fathom Gallery, and met up with Nick as he was arriving, and then also met the other groom, the lovely Vince. The space was gorgeous, so light and bright, and soon the gathering moved upstairs for the formal part of the night.

A perfect and individualised service by the celebrant, which touched on the enormous amount of love in the room of family and friends, and with each groom's mum speaking, and then the lads giving their vows to each other. It was a really sweet and moving service, a challenge for everyone to keep dry eyes!




Once the formalities were over, I got to catch up with Dan, and his wife Rachael. I also met up with many people who had come to visit our sharehouse in Phnom Penh as they travelled through.

It was very much a united nations in the room, which many people from the various places Nick has worked over the years, including Sydney, Cambodia, PNG, and now the US.

The invite had stated that headwear was encouraged, which made for an interesting addition to most outfits. One couple had travelled from PNG for the wedding, and had brought over traditional tribal headpieces from the village where they are working, and were going to give these as wedding gifts.

It was such a bonus to get to catch up with Nick and Dan, and be present for Nick and Vince's special day. I am so glad I got to be there for it, and be witness to such a special wedding.

2 comments:

  1. Awwwwww. It's always nice when plans work out so that you can be somewhere for a special event like that!!

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    1. I know! Perfect serendipity!

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