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[friends|photos] Went to the railroad locomotive and watched a wedding

On Monday, July 29th, we went to a wedding. One I was very honored to attend.

[info]garyomaha and [info]elusivem finally got married after almost two decades together. They did it while here in the Pacific Northwest for JayWake, tying the knot at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center in Stevenson, WA.

The ceremony was brief and lovely, held at the prow of a retired diesel locomotive (on my recommendation, I might proudly note). In addition to attending, I was one of the witnesses for the marriage license. The officiant and the other witness were another gay couple, long term friends of the grooms who came down from Seattle. Also in attendance were Lisa Costello and [info]the_child, as well as [info]scarlettina, and my dad and (step)mom. Afterwards, we all retired for a lovely lunch at Skamania Lodge.

I was so pleased to see two dear, long-time friends feeling free to take this momentous and emotional step in their lives. I wish them all happiness and as long together as is given to them.

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The wedding party on the move

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The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, with bonus [info]scarlettina

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Inside the interpretive center

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The grooms, boning up for the ceremony

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[info]scarlettina her own self

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[info]the_child

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Lisa Costello

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The grooms (left and right) with the officiant and other witness

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A Jay sandwich

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My (step)mom and [info]elusivem

As usual, more at the Flickr set.


Photo © 2013, Joseph E. Lake, Jr. and B. Lake.

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