Pictures from the wedding

Filed under:General — eric @ 5:00 am

So there I was, getting married. . .

The weather was beautiful. The fall air had done wonders for the trees in the japanese gardens. The maples in particular were stunning. Another week, perhaps, and the leaves would be gone, but this day they were beautiful. The wedding was scheduled for five o’clock, and when five came and went and my wife-to-be wasn’t there, I started talking about running off with my friend Steve. His wife persuaded me to wait until at least five fifteen.
At five ten, she came down the walk. I’m glad I waited.
She joined me down at the landing. As I mentioned before, she and I performed our own ceremony. We joined ourselves together. I’ll post the text of the ceremony here soon.
We welcomed everyone there, and asked them each to say a few words before we got started. I asked Chris for her hand in marriage. She agreed and asked for mine. It was already hers. We gave each other vows, exchanged rings, and read each other a poem.
Then, to show everyone we meant it, we kissed.
We were now Mr. and Mrs. Wagoner.

The Wedding Party


  1. Talk about a happy day! You look great together. Congratulations once more. Every time I see a Japanese garden I will think of you. Whoa, I see Japanese gardens a lot! ;-) Best wishes for a loving life.

    Comment by Kim in Japan — 11/5/2001 @ 6:39 am

  2. As witnesses at your beautiful wedding ceremony, we not only wish you love and happiness but a long, healthy and prosperous life together. Best wishes now and always.

    Comment by Mom and Dad — 11/5/2001 @ 6:58 am

  3. Like Kim, I too shall be reminded of the many blessings you shall bring each other in what could only be described as a gift from above for you both. The pitchfork is a riot….


    Comment by Alan-san — 11/5/2001 @ 9:55 am

  4. *sniff* What a beautiful ceremony… All the best to you both.

    Comment by Matt — 11/6/2001 @ 9:06 am

  5. A wedding song (Eric’s thoughts?) for the happy couple off of this morning’s selections:

    “Birds beware, expect me up there

    me and air are feeling light today

    jets should hide, I’ll fly alongside

    me and pride are bolted tight today

    I’ve been set off by a pretty little girl

    I’m like a rocket from a bottle shot free

    I’ve been just explosive since you lit me

    I’ve been up with the larks

    I’ve been shooting off sparks

    And I’m feeling in love

    I’m a rocket from a bottle shot free

    I’ve been just explosive since you kissed me

    I’ve been up in the clouds

    I’ve been shrugging off shrouds

    and I’m feelin in love

    Hate step back, my smile might just crack

    Can’t stop grins from going wide today

    hell look sharp angels play your harp

    I feel strong like the tide today”


    Comment by M — 11/6/2001 @ 10:53 am

  6. What a beautiful ceremony. You captured the simplicity of true love. All my best for a lifetime, and more, together.

    Comment by Jocelyn — 11/6/2001 @ 12:36 pm

  7. Beautiful locale. I hope thou art joyous in your marriage.

    I guess, now that Eric is off the market, I will have to pine away for Matt. And, if I ever pine away for Jason, someone please kill me. ;)

    Comment by satan — 11/7/2001 @ 12:32 pm

  8. You know, it’s not to late to run off to Tahiti with me.

    Comment by Steve — 11/8/2001 @ 9:10 am

  9. What beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing them and the ceremony. It was lovely — & I was there ‘in spirit’. I’m glad you waited, Eric. It’s a ‘gene’ thing….. YUP! There IS Uncle Gary & Christy running down the path - just a littttle late. Our prayers are that you will have many happy returns of your day and that you can return to your ‘garden’ for your 25th & then 50th wedding anniversaries! Welcome to the adventure of marriage! Have FUN! Love & Hugs, Auntie Pam & Uncle Warren

    Comment by Auntie Pam — 11/8/2001 @ 11:52 am

  10. You did good, son. We are happy to have Chris as our new daughter. We loved the simple, spirit- and love-filled ceremony, too. It is really fun to see you have your socks knocked off. It sure took long enough. Welcome Chris! We love you! Welcome Gary, Bonnie and Tanya, too. What a great bunch of people we have become connected to.

    Comment by Dad and Mom W — 11/10/2001 @ 2:39 am

  11. So, when is the codom going to “break”?

    Comment by Sista Soul-jah — 11/15/2001 @ 12:44 pm

  12. OK, not to state the obvious but: “Hey, Satan’s being mean to me!”

    Congratulations to you, Eric and Chris! (Nice hat, Eric! I, sadly, was not able to arrange to wear mine in a similar moment. It made me happy seeing yours.)

    Comment by Jason — 11/20/2001 @ 11:18 am

  13. I guess better late than never… Congrats! What a great place for a wedding. Sounds like everything’s going great for you two! Best of luck!

    Comment by Kevin — 12/7/2001 @ 1:47 am

  14. Wow, am I out of touch or what! Nearly two years ago you got married, and I never even heard about it.

    Congratulation Eric.

    Comment by steveo — 10/11/2003 @ 4:38 am

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