Image description: Two photos of two white women’s hands. The top photo is in colour; each woman wears a single gold band on their ring finger. The photo below is in black and white; each woman wears two gold bands on their ring finger.
On this day 28 years ago Kelley and I got married for the first time—in our back garden in Atlanta surrounded by about fifty of our family and friends. WE gave each other a 14ct gold wedding band. The marriage had no legal force.
Exactly 20 years later we got married again, this time before a judge and attended by fourteen family and friends. WE gave each other an 18ct gold wedding band which we wore next to the first. And this time it was a legal ceremony, and our marriage was—and is—valid all over the world.
That second wedding was possible because just a few months earlier, on June 26th, 2013—on the 25th anniversary of when Kelley and I met—we got the best anniversary present of all time: SCOTUS struck down the Defence of Marriage Act.
For us here in Seattle, today, life is good. I hope it’s good for you wherever you are.
8 thoughts on “Wedding anniversary x 2”
You both have lovely hands. How lucky you were to find each other.
And life is good here too writing poetry in Otley near Leeds. Looking forward to Menewood which I hope will help me survive another Yorkshire winter!
HOORAY and CONGRATULATIONS on your anniversary! You both continue to do the sometimes difficult but always essential work required to keep a marriage successful! This is a GREAT day for you both!
Happy Anniversary to you both.
And Otley happens to feature in MENEWOOD, so…
Congratulations to two lovely people!
I hope to meet Kelley next time I’m in Western Washington. My youngest sister still lives there.
Hi to the Kitties. Our lively pair just turned two. They celebrated by keeping me up until 3AM!
Oh, ICYMI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlUyHogoyvE&t=27s Big dog vs. Tiny kitten.
Congratulations! Lovely photos.
My wife and I celebrated our thirtieth wedding anniversary just a few days before, on 31 August. Also in Seattle, though we live downtown.
Wishing you another 28 years of happiness.
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