Anna & Jesse
August 17, 2013
Anna Garwood & Jesse Hunter
together with friends and families
celebrated their wedding
at Jesse’s childhood home in Hood River, Oregon
4pm, August 17 th , 2013
A Collection of Blessings
Compiled and presented by Jeff Hunter during the ceremony.
A poem by Pablo Neruda: Excerpt of Sonnet XVII
Te amo sin saber cómo, ni cuándo, ni de dónde,
te amo directamente sin problemas ni orgullo:
así te amo porque no sé amar de otra manera,
sino así de este modo en que no soy ni eres,
tan cerca que tu mano sobre mi pecho es mía,
tan cerca que se cierran tus ojos con mi sueño.
I love you without knowing how, or when or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way than this:
where I does not exist nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.
A passage from Corinthians 13: 4-8a
it does not envy
it does not boast
it is not proud
it is not rude
it is not self-seeking
it is not easily angered
keeps no record of wrongs
does not delight in evil
rejoices with the truth
This reading was adapted by from a poem by Kahlil Gibran and was
shared by Griff and Mary Garwood during the wedding ceremony.
You were born apart, but at virtually the same time
Now we celebrate that you shall forever more be together
You will be together when a myriad of events scatter your days
You will be together even in the sight of God
But let there be spaces in your togetherness
Let the winds dance between you
Love one another and let your love be a moving sea between your souls
Fill each other’s cup, but do not drink from only one vessel
Sing and dance together and be joyous
But let each of you sometimes share a simple space
Don’t be troubled by this
Even though the strings of the lute are individual, they quiver with the same
music, and are united in the beauty of their song
Give your hearts, but not for each other’s keeping
For only the hand of life can fully contain you
Stand together, yet not so near as to cast a shadow on each other
The pillars of the temple stand apart as they support a single structure
The oak tree and the ash grow not in each other’s shade, but each reaches for
the sky from common ground.
We bless you deeply.
Griff and Mary
Blessings & Toasts
Produced by Family Heirloom Arts
Lisa Kagan: Director, Editor, Book Designer
Emily García: Typographer, Design Assistant, Bookbinder
Lewis Childs Pollard: Text Editor
Copyright © 2014
Anna Garwood and Jesse Hunter.
All rights reserved. Reproduction of the whole or any part of the contents
without permission is prohibited.
Printed by Stevens Printing, Portland, Oregon.
Bookbinding by Emily García, Cathemeral Press.
Front Cover & Interior Art:
Paper-cut by Anna Garwood