A Quaker wedding, and back on the road again…

by Todd Smith on May 1, 2009

It’s been a whirlwind for the last couple of weeks. I managed to get everything packed and still squeeze in a week-long trip to the East Coast for my cousin’s wedding. Now I’m on the road, taking a two-week drive down the Pacific Coast, photographing as I go. I had to make a stop today though… my car is in the shop for the whole day. 🙁

In case you missed yesterday’s newsletter featuring my cousin’s wedding, check it out! A lot of people said they enjoyed reading about a Quaker wedding. It was a great experience: a whole hour of silence with people speaking as they felt moved.

Here are a few more shots from this beautifully simple wedding. Read the whole story here.

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Kelly May 1, 2009 at 5:30 pm


We have a lot of Quakers in this area and I’ve heard a little about their ceremonies, but your telling of it in the newsletter is wonderful. We could all use a little more simplicity like that in our lives.

Congratulations to your cousin and his new bride!



Todd Smith May 1, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Thanks, Kelly. I’ve only been to two Quaker services (my other cousin chose this kind of wedding too). I can say from my experience that it’s pretty neat. They are are all about equality and listening to the Spirit within, not about hierarchy. They say everyone is a minister. Good stuff. All about community, it seems.

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Todd Smith May 1, 2009 at 5:35 pm

By the way, my nephew, (the little guy dancing) is not an abuse victim, but fell off a chair at the rehearsal dinner. Nice shiner!! 🙂

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Kelly May 1, 2009 at 5:42 pm

LOL. Since I have a little person and I can (juuuust barely) remember back to when she was an accident-prone toddler, I wasn’t worried.

He’s a cutie!

Until later,


Todd Smith May 1, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Kelly – yeah, we all still make face plants. Just that the falls aren’t physical so much when you get older. 🙂 He’s my sister’s (from Buttoned Up) kid.

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Gail Herson May 7, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Calendar preferences: apple row, hay,
poppies and lupine (of course!) lilac,
rose, peacock, apricots wave, applebin, and #2 maple. I love the frozen cherry blossoms but couldn’t quite place them in time.
Love the pix from NY Botanical garden. How lucky you are to be in dogwoods and pheasant eye narcissus! I am suitable envious!
Happy trails, see ya in CA!

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