Yesterday evening Laura and I attended Samantha Selman's wedding to Christopher Owens. They had a large wedding tent set up in the rather woodsy front yard where the partly traditional but mostly nerdy ceremony took place. The front yard, for its part, belongs to Andrew Chiang, who played minister and oversaw their vows—which included a Lantern Oath for the ring exchange. Checkmark for nerdy.
I should add that Sam and Chris reside at Andrew's house, so this was a home wedding in every sense. Checkmark for comfortable.
Sam wore a white wedding dress while Chris wore a black tux. Checkmark for traditional.
The groomsmen, on the other hand, were anything but black & white—each was outfitted in a vest consisting of a different primary color. Lined up, they made a sort of rainbow. Checkmark for delightful.
Splashes of color is something every wedding—and every marriage—needs, and in this regard Sam and Chris began theirs very pleasantly indeed. Laura and I both had a great time, including a leisurely walk (as dusk set in) back to our car parked at a nearby church. Transportation was available but we chose to go on foot, and it turned out to be an enjoyable way to end the evening.
Congrats to Sam and Chris—may you live long and prosper, and enjoy each other to the full!