August 3, 2009

Where we were. What we were doing.

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99 comments:

Rialby said...

Congrats!

Mary Christine said...

Congrats! I am glad you came to Colorado to marry. It's pretty, isn't it?

chuck b. said...

Those clouds... Is there *a storm gathering*?

Greybeard said...

This is almost one of those "If I saw this in a movie, I wouldn't believe it" stories...
Wonderful!

glam1931 said...

I never wept such happy tears!

glam1931 said...

I never wept such happy tears!

glam1931 said...

I never wept such happy tears!

KLDAVIS said...

Field of wildflowers? How cliché...

But seriously, that's pretty awesome. The views out there are just amazing. We have the Aspens just after they turned in our photos, it always takes my breath away.

k*thy said...

Beautiful!

PatCA said...

It looks like the sky is about to break into a gigantic rainbow.

Congratulations to you both.

Matt Brown said...

Congrats! And what a beautiful setting.

Patm said...

As beautiful as any grand church.

Lem said...

What would PBS play for Althouse

Bach: The Cello Suites?

maybe... I know I would.

John Hawks said...

Congratulations!

Is it just me, or does that first picture look a whole lot like the place where Howard Keel takes Jane Powell right after their wedding in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers?

Just asking....

Freeman Hunt said...

Just beautiful.

Lem said...

Andrés Segovia plays Bach

knox said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the photo.

R. G. Owen said...

Congratulations to you both. Congratulations on falling in love unexpectedly. Congratulations on marrying unconventionally. May you live together in happiness, seeking, finding and revealing beautiful cafes forever.

Lem said...

BJORK live IT'S OH SO QUIET.

Lawgiver said...

Gratz!

Kate Gosselin said...

Well shit in a bucket. Hope yours turns out better than mine.

JAL said...

Nice. Very nice.

Lem said...

El DeBarge -Secret Garden

Lem said...

Diana Krall - Live in Paris

Lem said...

Kumbia Kings - NA NA NA Dulce Niña .

chickenlittle said...

Platinum or "white" gold?

Lem said...

..for the Dylan fan ;)

Adele - Make You Feel My Love

amba said...

A little-known but wonderful song in which James Taylor calls his beloved a pineapple -- in (slightly pidgin? Caribbean?) French!

Je t'aime encore
Means I love you still
C'est pour toujours
Means I always will

Tu me manquais trop
Means I missed you too much
Je fait ce qu'il faut
Means I'll do what I must

Me voici ? ta fentre
Tous tes gens me voient ici
Here I am at your window darling
For all your people to see me

Chorus:
Ananas laisse moi une fois
Laisse moi te voir
Let me one more time, ananas
Ananas, I'm lopin' along hopin' you're home
Open up and let me on in

Maybe I rise and maybe I fall baby
Maybe you lie underneath it all
I ain't got nothin' but for what you see
Even my own heart don't belong to me

Got your river running in my brain
Got your fire burning in my heart
You got me falling like a shooting star
Just like some tragic work of art

Repeat chorus

Here I am at your window baby
For all your people to see
Howling like a dog on the moonlight
Won't you have pity on me

Repeat chorus

BJM said...

So exciting! so delighting!

Lem said...

Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

John Burgess said...

Congratulations to Meade! I wish you both endless years of happiness.

amba said...

So sorry I didn't know how to make that link open in a new window so you could hear the song AND follow the words.

Sir Archy said...

To Professor Althouse.

Dearest Madam,

Altho' by every Propriety I ought to address this Epistle to both You & Mr Meade as Wife & Husband, I cannot forbear to send a few Lines to You alone, as the one who hath giv'n me, a poor Ghost of a Man, dead these 260 Years and more, Occasion to strut upon the Stage of this, your Theatre of Topicks (as I call it).

That you, Madam, have kept this Theatre open and not shutter'd against such vagabond Spirits as may seek its Entertainments, nay its Warmth & Shelter, inclines you toward the Gratitude of your extensive Audience thus assembl'd. That you had done it so well, inclines you to Fame amongst a Multitude.

It is not therefore, Madam, that You are descended from the Great or the Wealthy, nor on the Account of the Academick Rank You hold, nor for those Charms with which Nature hath so profusely adorn'd your Person; but for those innate Graces which neither Ancestry nor Riches can give, no Academick Degrees can embellish, nor no Beauty attone for the Want of, that the World has sought You out, and daily makes, in its Measure, a Claim to your Acceptance.

That Promise which the first Years of Life gave of a glorious Maturity, we have seen compleated through your Perspicacity & Energy long before You arriv'd at an Age, which in others is requisite to ripen Wit into Wisdom, and concise the sparkling Ideas of the one with the the correcting Judgment of the other.—We beheld with Admiration, how Reason outstrip'd Nature even in the most minute Circumstances & Actions; but the Crown of all, was the happy Choice of a Partner in that State which is the chief End of our Beings.——There shone your Penetration, when among so many Admirers, You singled out Him who alone was worthy of you.—One, who is more Good than Great in the World, and yet who has given such Instances how much it is in the Power of Virtue to ennoble any State, as all must admire, though few I fear will imitate.

MARRIAGE, too long the Jest of Fools, and prostituted to the most base and sordid Aims, to You, Illustrious Pair! owes its recover'd Fame, and proves its Institution is indeed divine!

But this is no more that what every one is full of; and in writing You this, I can only boast of being one amongst the Millions who pray that Length of Days and uninterrupt'd Health may continue that Happiness to which nothing can be added, and that,

             I am,

      Dear Madam,

          Your most Humble

              Most obedient, and most
 
                  Faithfully Devoted Servant,

              Sir Archy.

Revenant said...

Congrats!

Lem said...

What Is Love .

(thats a hypothetical :)

JAL said...

Do you carry these clouds around in your pocket?

Cincinnati.

North Carolina.

Colorado.

Beauty wherever you go.

Janis Gore said...

Yench. All too sentimental.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkkM7K6smQA

Lem said...

Michael Jackson - Rock With You.

(no comment ;)

Lem said...

Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music.

Lem said...

Estelle - american boy

(no shorts)

SippicanCottage said...

Congratulations from your friend in the swamp.

BJM said...

Rock Me Baby

Donald Douglas said...

Congratulations so much!

Rose said...

Congratulations to you both. Beauty.

Lem said...

John Legend - We just don't care.

(Aperently its not just Althouse and Meade ;)

BTW thanks for joyning me linking - thats the beautifull thing about the intertubes.

Joan said...

Yay!

Wishing you every happiness.

Lem said...

Minnie Riperton 1975 loving youT.

(take it down, or is it up, way up a notch)

Lem said...

Baby come to me.

(this is a wedding day, we must play them wedding songs)

john said...

Yea, um, ah. What Sir Archy said.

john said...

And speaking of voices from the past - Sippican! Will Victoria also join in with her best wishes?

Lem said...

You Really Got a Hold On Me .

(thats the girl from hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy - the movie)

(i think shes hot)

Lem said...

Echo & The Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar.

(this guys rock)

Lem said...

Tom Petty Runnin' Down A Dream.

Jeff with one 'f' said...

I've been happy and even delighted for you both as this story has unfolded but I'm surprised at how moving I find the photo of your hands together.

Congratulations and many happy returns of this day for you both!!!!

AllenS said...

Congratulations to the both of you.

AlgonquinS said...

Congratulations to the both of you.

Lem said...

Tammy Wynette-Stand By Your Man

Lem said...

and finally.

LINDA RONSTADT - "SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME"

Congratulations and many happy returns.

Kev said...

I see that Lem et. al have done a fine job of posting a playlist for the imaginary reception. (Maybe someone should put together a (digital) mixtape of these songs for the happy couple for the ride back.)

It's probably a good thing the wedding wasn't in a traditional venue, or I (bum leg and all) would have offered to lead the band for the reception. (As it is, even if they'd decided to invite the commentariat to their beautiful venue of choice in Colorado, my recently surgically-repaired knee isn't hiking up a mountain anytime soon.)

Great photos again, Althouse. And you didn't even have to pay the wedding photographer!

John Stodder said...

Congratulations Ann and Meade. What beautiful pictures, and what beautiful feelings they evoke.

Just Lurking said...

RE: Wedding Music

Although I've never heard it played at a wedding reception, I think REM's "It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine" could be appropriate as a wedding song. The world as was known by the bride and groom prior to getting hitched, is over. And yet- thanks in part to champagne and lack of foresight- they feel fine.

On the morning of our big day, my soon-to-be-spouse and I awoke to Moby's cover of "That's when I reach for my revolver" , playing on the radio. Some may have taken it as a bad omen. We call it our wedding song.

After twelve years, and no gunplay, we still feel fine. Here's to hoping that you two are able to say the same after twelve years together.

Congratulations!

mariner said...

Congratulations to you both.

May you have a long and happy time together.

Leather Daddy said...

My only advice is to cherish your times playing in the dungeon and the sling. It will only help your relationship grow stronger.

MadisonMan said...

What everyone upthread said. Congratulations.

Juris Dentist said...

Oh lord! Will there be pictures of the soiled sheets next?

wolfgang said...

My wife and I chose the Beatles' "When I'm sixty-four" as our wedding song. We'll, 20+ years later we're past that point and still together. Here's wishing you all the best to 64 and way beyond.

rdkraus said...

Congrats and good luck.

Christy said...

Congratulations and best wishes for many happy years together.

I always cry at weddings, and here I sit over a bagel at Panera with wet eyes and 2 people looking at me curiously.

Shanna said...

Just popped in to say congratulations! You couldn't have picked a prettier place than Colorado in the summer, that's for sure.

Charity said...

That picture is wonderful! And, of course, congratulations!

knox said...

El DeBarge?! Good lord.

William said...

Congratulations. Extra special congratulations on the determinedly anti-Harlequin nature of your courtship and marriage. Many literate women try to write an updated Jane Austen novel, but you seem to be actually living in one.

reader_iam said...

Wow, Lem. I'm not a Bjork fan, but that just may have convinced me to give her another look. Or listen.

Whatever. Second chances are wonderful things.

reader_iam said...

Dang. I just watched a Bjork video four times in a row. It's true: Anything is possible!

(And that's as close to describing how I felt after I met my future [and present] husband as anything I've ever seen or heard. Which is saying something.)

reader_iam said...

A song which I played often in those early days (the album was released the month we met) and which I'd link here is unavailable on YouTube. It's by Adrian Belew, from "Inner Revolution" and while the lyrics alone don't really capture why I liked "Big Blue Sun" so much, in context, here they are anyway:

When the summer clouds roll around the sky
And a strand of stars sparkle in the night
Let me take your worry from you
Let me make a world around you
Let me love you like nobody ever tried

When the lazy days come to lay around the lake
And the rays of the sun run among the waves
Don't you think about tomorrow
Don't you drink a drop of sorrow
Don't you look upon the past or wonder why

Let it roll down your shoulder
Let it fall on the floor
I'll be loving you like the water loves the shore
Let it fall from your fingers
Let it go, let it come
I'll be loving you like the summer loves the big blue sun

When the summer clouds roll around
The stars in the night
And the lazy days lay around
The morning light
Let me take your worry from you
Let me make a world around you
Let me love you like nobody ever tried

Let it roll down your shoulder
Let it fall on the floor
I'll be loving you like the water loves the shore
Let it fall from your fingers
Let it go, let it come
I'll be loving you like the summer loves the big blue sun

It sort of works with your picture, doesn't it Althouse?

David said...

Congratulations and best wishes.

Meade said...

Thank you, to everyone, for all the kind words and congratulations!

(And to the few who had less than kind words... thanks for your attention.)

garage mahal said...

Congrats Ann and Meade.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks for all the good wishes!

"Platinum or "white" gold?"

Platinum, mainly dictated by the diamond engagement ring. They make them in platinum to show off the colorlessness of the diamond.

Sissy Willis said...

Wonderful, wonderful. Your post is pure poetry. Best wishes to the bride, and congratulations to the groom!

Joanne Jacobs said...

Beautiful!

Beau said...

Very romantic. I love it. Congrats.

Ger said...

Aaaack!!!

Not the return of the fisheye :(

That issue aside, congratulations to you and Meade and may you both enjoy a long and happy union!

GM Roper said...

How very nice. Congratulations and a long and happy marriage.

Hector Owen said...

Beautiful. Hooray, hooray, best wishes. A song I like to sing at weddings: Mairi's Wedding. Plenty herring, plenty meal, plenty peat to fill your creel.

tiger said...

Congrats!

For some reason I thought you were married about six months ago.

Well, better it's 3 years that feel like six months that six months that feel like 3 years...

Michael K said...

Best of luck to both of you. Many happy years.

FleetUSA said...

Yes, wonderful.

And I think the blog readers have benefited greatly from this union.

jimbino said...

Wow,

I never married and I find every day to be an anniversary of that--a cause for celebration.

CWJ said...

May it be 3X10. Congratulations!!!

dreams said...

Very nice, a good love story.

Seeing Red said...

Still newlyweds, how wonderful! Congrats!

sgerber said...

I'll bet your husband is a lucky guy.

Phil 3:14 said...

Congrats

wyo sis said...

A reason to celebrate August 3. Thanks I needed that. Congratulations.

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Joe Schmoe said...

Nice. Very nice.

Who married you up there? Grizzly Adams?

Joe Schmoe said...

The picture makes me think of George Winston's Blossom and Meadow, a beautiful song.

Meade said...

"Who married you up there? Grizzly Adams?"

Close. It was Jeremiah Johnson, actually.

Jeremiah Johnson, who was channeling Barry Goldwater.