Haven’t blogged since pre-wedding, still re-adjusting to normal work days, wanted to make sure TDLers got to see my wedding video.
You can watch the first half on Youtube, and for the next 30 days you can see the full ceremony here. Marilee does not want her vows on Youtube indefinitely, but she was okay with publishing Greg’s portion permanently.
I agree with Greg that the institution of marriage is absolutely in the gutter, and as such, I believe keeping his officiation of our wedding online is vitally important, in the aim of helping marriage survive a deeply anti-romantic age.
Frankly, I’m not aware of anyone else in the world doing and publishing anything even remotely like this; but if you know of someone who is, please send them my way.
Due to Marilee’s wishes about her own vows, I will keep footage of mine offline as well, which I believe will help preserve the intimacy of both and therefore respect her desires. I will however post the text version I read from during the ceremony in the near future. I will do so specifically because there is enough explicit philosophy in my own vows to help educate any young person in the future seeking to write their own.
Hopefully not to copy-cat, but instead providing a framework to build from, and larger principles to follow in considering how to construct your own. For the most part, I didn’t find these on the internet prior to writing my own, and yet I think such a catalog should exist for young people seeking to marry without the permission of government or recognition of supernatural organizations.