Last night Matt and I had the pleasure of witnessing Ruth and Alex's nuptials. Ruth comes from a Mormon background and though she no longer claims that as her own faith, her loyalty to family and tradition still hold true. Alex is Jewish and his faith clearly defines who he is and what his family will look like. With the joining of two families with two very different backgrounds, these individuals did a beautiful job of enveloping community and Jewish customs in a non-traditional ceremony. Poetry, words of wisdom and symbolic elements (their rings were etched with personal symbols too!) were used to show significant meaning for these two individuals and their families. And yes, I cried a little.
Ruth was beaming... and her dress! Oh her dress. It was stunning. From the buttons down the back to the dainty little train, it was incredible; elegant. She handmade the dress and it fit her beautifully. It fit her perfectly... personality and all.
We wish the two of them and their families nothing but joy, love and tenderness in their years to come. Congratulations Alex and Ruth!