Saturday, June 16, 2007

May I Present To You....

The Big Day has come and gone, in the whirl of activity that usually accompanies such days. Happily, there weren't any major glitches or problems to thwart or plague us and for this I am thankful.

Our ceremony took place in Loch Avie, high above the sim in Miss Kate Nicholas' chapel. It is a lovely build and was the perfect setting for our handfasting. I was terrified at first as I seemed to be stuck in lag storms which would hold me still and then release me with terrible velocity. Thankfully though, the storm passed and I was able to make my way through the chapel and up to the daias where my beloved was waiting for me.

My dear brother, Lunar, served as my attendant and Miss Emilly Orr served as Sir Edward's. He and I knelt in front of the gathering of our friends and pledged our troth to each other. I mean and meant every word that passed my lips and will do my utmost to fulfill my promises. After we exchanged rings (mine is a beautiful gold Claddaugh with ruby stone and his is a band encircled with thistles), we kissed (the best part! *blushes*) and then made our way to Steelhead for the reception.

What a grand time it was too. So many of our dear friends came to help us celebrate our special day! While the lag reached new lows, it didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits as we danced into the night. Lunar had worked very hard to finish the new hotel (which is a marvel, I assure you...such a gorgeous build!!) and I think I can safely say that it was christened in fine style with the reception. We know that the dancefloor is sound and can support many people as they whirl and have fun. Sheriff Ortega worked his usual magic and supplied the most excellent music to keep us dancing and having fun. He is truly worth every penny and perhaps quite a few more!

Sadly, the dance had to end and Sir Edward and I boarded our new horse and buggy, given to us by Miss Virrginia Tombola. We drove off to start our new life togther.

I would like to thank our wonderful friends for joining us on this special day and for being a support and encouragement to us. Your presence was the greatest gift of all! Thank you! For more pictures of this event, please see Mr. Hotspur O'Toole's blog (Hibernia on the Skids).

I look forward to our honeymoon. We'll be leaving for it shortly and I'm sure I'll have more to share.


emillyorr said...

It was, without fail, a truly magical evening. You couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.

Hotspur O'Toole said...

Thank you so much for inviting me. I hope my snuffling wasn't too disconcerting. :-D

Amber_Palowakski said...

Congratulations, LAdy Christine and Sir Edward!