Sunday, September 24, 2006

When Mountains Crumble To The Sea...

Twelve years ago today Sven and FrankenKristin were married. We asked her cousin Debbie to draw the invitations.




On that day, then President Clinton was scheduled to be in town for a campaign visit, so we invited him to the ceremony. Not surprisingly, he did not show up but we did receive a very nice card with computer generated signatures of the President and First Lady.

I also wrote a song the occasion. To this day it is the only time I was ever truly nervous playing and singing.

Gitsul was the best man.

After the ceremony we went downtown and had pictures take on Cafesjian's Carousel.

Being young, nontraditional idealists we chose to write our own vows.

I Sven, take you FrankenKristin, to be my partner in marriage. I promise to accept and cherish who you are now, who you will be as we grow and change, and never take our time together for granted. I will love, honor and respect you all the days of my life.

If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing.

Except I might comb my hair.

8 comments:

The Poodle's Friend said...

Aw, Clinton should have totally come!
Love the drawing. And your hair looks combed!

Nikki said...

Those are beautiful vows Sven.

gitsul said...

you comb your hair?
Congrats, I recently relocated the pen you got me at the Heineken brewery. :-)

Rhonda said...

Happy Anniversay Sven and FrankenKristen!

Heather said...

Congratulations! I lvoe the vows, and wish you all the best in keeping them for many years to come.

Attila The Mom said...

Happy anniversary!!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

What a beautiful wedding! Happy anniversary to both of you.

My husband, Flip, and I wrote our own vows, too. His music partner played guitar, and the minister wore jeans and dirty Frye boots. We didn't have Clinton at our reception either.

Kevin Charnas said...

Sven, that's excellent! Congratulations! And hope that you both had a grand day...

Awesome invitation too.