Sunday, April 19, 2009

Altared


Ok, Ok, ok! I'm deafened! This is the sound of bated breath. There it is. I get it. You want pics, you want stories, you want the packaged version of this particular ritual of matrimony of Bernd and Tamara. AND YOU WANT IT NOW. Yes, I know. So do I. Believe me, the packaged version would do just fine. I'm awash with images and emotions and moments of overwhelm, both remembered and in the present. I'm tossed about like a bit of flotsam on the remembered current of sudden cringes and big heart openings. I don't know where to start.

I'm told it was a 'great' wedding. A 'beautiful' wedding. I know it was a success. I know I loved every single moment of the 4th of April. Though truly, the mad scramble days leading up to it, and the days immediately after were extremely challenging for me. And of course I have a stash of tiny regrets and oh nos for the event itself. But, yes. It was good magick. serious magick. And I am altered. Yes I am.

Gradually, I will find words, sequences, to describe this day, and its attendant dramas. But for now, I give you moments.

Here are some of them.











































We will have very very many photos. We didn't have an official photographer, but about six people took the task seriously, and some of the six have reported a total of about six HUNDRED pics each. So I have some sorting to do, and I'll put the good ones on flickr, and I'll send you the login details if you ask me nicely. My man is shy about publishing pics in this open realm, so. Just ask. We'll email.

And words, stories... they're coming. We only had a week to recover from this massive organisational feat. And returned to real life - catching up on stuff left undone and a country preparing to vote in the most important election in a decade. big stuff, real stuff...

but stories still sifting and turning and bubbling in the pot. so stay tuned. much more to come, including top 5 wedding boo-boos...

AAaah, but in the words of Chimera, as plagiarised by me in my wedding speech... love rocks! Especially, love on the rocks.

14 comments:

family affairs said...

Truly breathtaking. You looked absolutely gorgeous and what a wonderful clinch - he clearly loves loves loves you and what an amazing place to get married xxx

Rob Inukshuk said...

WOW!
What an absolutely stunning place you chose for the day, for the moment. Now I know why. Awesome!

Looks to have been a wonderful day - congratulations to you both. Wishing you all that you wish for yourselves.

Janelle said...

as i said, looking at pics with mo reduced me to a glazed doughnut...XXX j

Jeannie said...

Beautiful beautiful pics! Stunning place to get married, and a stunning bride, dress, just everything!

Miranda said...

WhooHOOO! (not WHOOhooo). Goody. Great post, pics. Can't wait for MORE! Need to relive it! xx

Shiny said...

Oh wow. Stunned by just those few pics. It looks like it was absolutely beautiful. Congratulations. More, more!

macjanet said...

Yay. Goodbye blog drought. Hello happy snaps. I makes my heart happy to see them.

Angela said...

Just so you know, I want all the six hundreds of pics from everyone! You look so beautiful, my Tammy. First time I saw you you were five, and look what you grew into! And Dad leading you to the ...well, altar, like he did with Miranda. I am waiting for more stories and photos, but I can see that it has not rained and everyone looks happy. Sigh, beautiful.

Reya Mellicker said...

The pictures and your word are truly exquisite, Tamara. I am so happy for both of you, and feel so lucky to share some of the beauty of this event.

Whoever it was who took these pictures deserves some kind of award. They communicate so much.

You were the most beautiful bride I've ever seen. Wow and WOW and W-O-W!!

Congratulations and BRAVO! Looking forward to more.

Chimera said...

you used it in your speech! How seriously chuffed am I and how happy I am for you and how freaked out by the photos! How the hell did you get up there and still all look so sodding glam??? What was in the champagne?
More, more!
T xxxxx

Athena said...

Now I'm all teary - you looked BEAUTIFUL Tamara, and B so elegant - and what a breathtaking setting. Wow! congrats again to you both. lots of love

Mud in the City said...

What a wonderful magical place! You looked incredible - so glad you enjoyed it.

More stories please!

Lori ann said...

Congratulations!!

...and they lived happily ever after...♥

Thank you for sharing Tam, this most incredible, intimate, beautiful day. You are gorgeous.

tam said...

FA - thank you. He does, and it was.
And thank you Rob, thats a great wish to wish us.
Janelle, wait there's more pics coming...
Jeannie, Shiny, I'm getting there, still trying to catch up to reality...

MacJanet you were a great press photographer (among other things of course) and don't call it prematurely - blog drought may be interrupted by a few drops but I'm finding that time is not what it used to be...

Angela, of course I will send you every last pic, as soon as I get them.

Thanks Reya. The pics were from 4 different sources so far, and I kow of at least 4 more that have taken even more awesome ones, which will be going up on flickr as soon they are in my hands.

It WAS a beautiful day, and Tan,many of us stayed the night on the farm before hand (well, about 15 of us) and others were ferried up the hill by my remarkable new brother-in-law and the fabulous Louis who is the one who really deserves some sort of award. Actually, some of these pics are his too, so he really does need an award.... aaah, so much to tell where to start where to start.

Thene, thanks for your video toast! Yay! We missed you and toasted you too. What a blurr it all was tho.