Frabjous Times

Wedding in Massachusetts

Saturday we went up to rural Central Massachusetts for the wedding of Pam's cousin Jayne, driving about four hours each way. The ceremony was outdoors in a large grassy area at the home of the couple under clear skies with the reception in a large tent nearby. The couple were married by his mother (a civil justice by occupation) and her three children were also asked to participate just before the exchange of rings. It was another chance to meet with extended family we haven't seen since my father-in-law's funeral in May. No unpleasantness or bad behavior among the attendees to report. Most impressive feature: bonfire with flames leaping fifteen feet high. The homemade wine in bottles on the tables was an unusual personal touch as well.
Afterwards, we drove back to Northampton where we were staying, and in lieu of supper, just went into the center of town where we found some homemade ice cream at a traditional candy store for a sweet ending.
Originally published: 2003/08/11 06:58:59