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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-08-16 06:38
Subject: [friends|photos] Went to the railroad locomotive and watched a wedding
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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.

The wedding party on the move

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

Inside the interpretive center

The grooms, boning up for the ceremony

[info]scarlettina her own self


Lisa Costello

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

A Jay sandwich

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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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2013-08-16 18:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
awh, and my Grandpa used to work for SP&S as a coupler checker, so I got a great giggle out of the engine being used for the site.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2013-08-16 19:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That first photo has something of a LOTR feel to it, with you leading the way with your cane and the rest of us scampering behind. (Everyone's photo sets show slightly different viewpoints, which is fun.)

The locomotive background was perfect. And it was the right kind of locomotive, thank you!

We couldn't have done it without you, and, most likely, we wouldn't have done it without you.
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Jay Lake: tech-generator
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-08-16 20:27 (UTC)
I knew it was the right kind of locomotive when I recommended the site, you funny man. ;)

I am *so* glad you did this.
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User: yourbob
Date: 2013-08-17 04:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Congrats guys!
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2013-08-17 16:17 (UTC)
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Rhonda Parrish
User: rhondaparrish
Date: 2013-08-16 22:23 (UTC)
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Unrelated and in addition to the whole 'Yay people who love each other getting married!' thing, may I just say I love that picture of the_child and also the groom's shirts. #winning
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Teal: punctuation
User: teal_cuttlefish
Date: 2013-08-18 04:41 (UTC)
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Great locale, and I love the grooms' matching outfits. Just great.
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