Sunday, November 01, 2009

flying the freak flag!

Three cheers for a day that celebrates creativity, fantasy, and full-on silliness. We had four events lined up for our Halloween day and they were all made of awesome, but the highlight was the wedding of an old friend, an artist and all 'round good egg. Wedding festivities were way out in the boonies, at a beautiful wooded camp beside a lake. Not yer usual wedding, masks were encouraged and, boy, such a parade of fantastical costumes.

Scott wore the pirate piggy mask that Leah crocheted for him, I was a colorful character, and Jesse was Mythbusters' Jamie Hyneman, complete with finger 'stache!
Leah proudly wore the gown she made from two scavenged dresses, including much hand sewing and embroidery embellishments, and jewelry that she made from our crystal bead stash. Many, many people complimented her costume and were then blown away then she said, "Thank you. I made it myself."

Our long-time friend Tina, one of the brides in this ceremony, has been a mask-maker forever, having even had an art gallery exhibit of her work. She and Phoebe, her partner, went all out for this special day -- feathers and mirrors and swirls, rich textural fabrics, dried flowers and foliage. Symbolically standing apart at the beginning of the ceremony, you can bet the space between them disappeared by the end. With a backdrop of autumn woodlands and blustery winds causing ribbons in the trees to twirl and dance, we heard poetry, song, instrumental music, and the vows of our friends.

Given that my neon green hair was a little unruly, I did a double take and had to blink a few times, but sure enough, one of the wedding guests was winding a ball of yarn! We had a good chat and I'm hoping to join in on the fiber night events she's setting up for the coming winter.
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Anonymous CTJen said...

That is so awesome! I love love love that idea for a wedding. :-)

8:39 AM  
Blogger LaurieM said...

What a celebration!! Sounds grand.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous said...

wow! we were at tina and phoebes wedding also! There was so much going i didn't get to see everyone there. I made the two big scarecrow goddesses out front and my huband and i helped with the decorating all over. We met one time at the farmers market...menitoned knowing karrie....anyway, checked out your page looking at your portable oven...we have a cob oven we built in our backyard! small world....

9:03 AM  

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