Anna and Jesse's Wedding Book

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<strong>Anna</strong> & Jesse<br />

August 17, 2013

<strong>Anna</strong> Garwood & Jesse Hunter<br />

together with friends <strong>and</strong> families<br />

celebrated their wedding<br />

at Jesse’s childhood home in Hood River, Oregon<br />

4pm, August 17 th , 2013

The Ceremony

A Collection of Blessings<br />

Compiled <strong>and</strong> presented by Jeff Hunter during the ceremony.<br />

A poem by Pablo Neruda: Excerpt of Sonnet XVII<br />

Te amo sin saber cómo, ni cuándo, ni de dónde,<br />

te amo directamente sin problemas ni orgullo:<br />

así te amo porque no sé amar de otra manera,<br />

sino así de este modo en que no soy ni eres,<br />

tan cerca que tu mano sobre mi pecho es mía,<br />

tan cerca que se cierran tus ojos con mi sueño.<br />

I love you without knowing how, or when or from where.<br />

I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;<br />

so I love you because I know no other way than this:<br />

where I does not exist nor you,<br />

so close that your h<strong>and</strong> on my chest is my h<strong>and</strong>,<br />

so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.<br />


A passage from Corinthians 13: 4-8a<br />

LOVE<br />

is patient<br />

is kind<br />

it does not envy<br />

it does not boast<br />

it is not proud<br />

it is not rude<br />

it is not self-seeking<br />

it is not easily angered<br />

keeps no record of wrongs<br />

does not delight in evil<br />

rejoices with the truth<br />

always protects<br />

always trusts<br />

always hopes<br />

always perseveres<br />

never fails.<br />


<strong>Wedding</strong> Poem<br />

This reading was adapted by from a poem by Kahlil Gibran <strong>and</strong> was<br />

shared by Griff <strong>and</strong> Mary Garwood during the wedding ceremony.<br />

You were born apart, but at virtually the same time<br />

Now we celebrate that you shall forever more be together<br />

You will be together when a myriad of events scatter your days<br />

You will be together even in the sight of God<br />

But let there be spaces in your togetherness<br />

Let the winds dance between you<br />

Love one another <strong>and</strong> let your love be a moving sea between your souls<br />

Fill each other’s cup, but do not drink from only one vessel<br />

Sing <strong>and</strong> dance together <strong>and</strong> be joyous<br />

But let each of you sometimes share a simple space<br />

Don’t be troubled by this<br />

Even though the strings of the lute are individual, they quiver with the same<br />

music, <strong>and</strong> are united in the beauty of their song<br />


Give your hearts, but not for each other’s keeping<br />

For only the h<strong>and</strong> of life can fully contain you<br />

St<strong>and</strong> together, yet not so near as to cast a shadow on each other<br />

The pillars of the temple st<strong>and</strong> apart as they support a single structure<br />

The oak tree <strong>and</strong> the ash grow not in each other’s shade, but each reaches for<br />

the sky from common ground.<br />

We bless you deeply.<br />

Love,<br />

Griff <strong>and</strong> Mary<br />


Blessings & Toasts

Produced by Family Heirloom Arts<br />

www.FamilyHeirloomArts.com<br />

Portl<strong>and</strong>, Oregon<br />

Lisa Kagan: Director, Editor, <strong>Book</strong> Designer<br />

Emily García: Typographer, Design Assistant, <strong>Book</strong>binder<br />

Lewis Childs Pollard: Text Editor<br />

Copyright © 2014<br />

<strong>Anna</strong> Garwood <strong>and</strong> Jesse Hunter.<br />

All rights reserved. Reproduction of the whole or any part of the contents<br />

without permission is prohibited.<br />

Printed by Stevens Printing, Portl<strong>and</strong>, Oregon.<br />

<strong>Book</strong>binding by Emily García, Cathemeral Press.<br />

Front Cover & Interior Art:<br />

Paper-cut by <strong>Anna</strong> Garwood

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