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The Ceremony

The Ceremony started around 3pm. It was held in the garden next to the resturant. Guests started to arrive around 2:30pm.

Following the style of the engagement, both the ceremony and the reception were in a Renaissance style. Renaissance garb was recomended but not required for guests. A large number of guests did choose to come in garb.

The ceremony was a beautiful marriage of pagan traditions with the unique qualities of both Allison and Jonathan and a touch of Jewish tradition thrown in. View a copy of the ceremony program.

Jonathan and Allison wrote their own vow to each other:

I vow to love you above all others.  To laugh with you in times of joy and laugh harder still through times of sorrow.  I promise to value your opinion and clearly communicate my own.  To support you when you falter and to lean on you when I am in need.  To walk this journey of life with you by my side.  To cherish and to honor, to comfort and to savor, to love and to trust.  These things do I vow to you for as long as our love shall last.

At the end of the ceremony, they kissed and then jumped the broom and sword together.

Read the full text of the ceremony.

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