Friends & Family Travel

We’re hitched!

The wedding was dreamy. We really didn’t spend a lot of time planning it, and it went perfectly! I don’t know how that happened, but it was great. We got married in the back yard of my parents’ vacation rental house in Santa Fe. We hadn’t seen it beforehand, and it was perfect– there were four aspen trees, and a little patch of grass, and lots of things in bloom. Brian had found the minister; the Unitarian Universalist church had referred him to her, and we met her the Thursday before the wedding. She was perfect– an animal lover, very down-to-earth, and she had already put together a ceremony that we loved. The morning of the wedding, my mom and I went to the Santa Fe farmer’s market and spent $22 on four bunches of zinnias and four HUGE dahlias. My sister-in-law is a talented flower arranger, and with some ribbon and wire, and the drinking glasses from the house, she made amazing bouquets. Our parents got along. We ate delicious food. My niece was the flower girl, and was fantastic. My nephew disappeared with the rings during the ceremony and gave everyone a good laugh. The sky was blue, the temperature was in the 70s. Like I said, I don’t know how it happened, but it was perfect!

Wedding, August 8, 2009

Wedding, August 8, 2009

We drove there and back, which was way less stressful than flying. We stayed off the interstate, and got to see lots of little western towns and beautiful scenery.
Vaughn, NM

wind turbines

We should have more photos coming in soon.


  1. katherine

    August 12, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Yeah! Congrats to you both!
    It does sound awesome.

  2. Iris/Society Garlic, Austin

    August 12, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Dreamy, indeed! Best wishes! Your photos are fantastic and are cooling me off…

  3. Pam/Digging

    August 12, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Congratulations, Sue! Great pics. I love Santa Fe.

  4. Bob Pool

    August 14, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    That was my kind of wedding. No, really it was. Lyn and I got married in my parents back yard under the huge oak trees. My Dad made BBQ and every one went swimming in the stock tank after. That was 29 years ago. Congratulations to you on your wedding.

    P.S. your photo of the Ringnecked Snake below is stunning and all your photos are great.

  5. ESP

    August 15, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Comgratulations on getting hitched! The best weddings are those that are more free-form…well at least that is what I think.
    Here’s wishing you a fun-filled future from all of us here at the patch.
    A toast to you!

  6. ESP

    August 15, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Even better, “coNgratulations”!

  7. Sue

    August 16, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Wow! Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. How nice!

  8. Caroline

    August 17, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Congratulations! Backyard weddings are the best!

  9. Jenny

    August 17, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Congratulations. A garden of happiness to you both.

  10. cyndy

    August 18, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Congratulations! I like to think that when things go that well, they were just meant to be πŸ™‚

    Happy trails to you both! Hope to see you again soon.


  11. Vertie

    September 1, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Somehow I missed this post and was wondering if you had gotten hitched! congratulations! Sounds like a perfect wedding, and you both look so happy. Best wishes for a long and happy future together.

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