by Christine Kling
With sailboats and square riggers in the background, on Saturday, aboard the California Princess in San Diego harbor, I wed Wayne on the water. (Try saying that three times fast without sounding like Elmer Fudd). We had a great time with sixty friends, family, kids and dogs in attendance.
Ruby and Barney might have gotten married as well. At least they were dressed for it.
As proof that I married someone who is just as much of a tech geek as I am, as part of his vows, Wayne read a poem – off his phone – while someone raised their mainsail in the background.
Then during the reception, Wayne showed on the big monitor how he had employed CAD 3D modeling to design our mobius strip wedding rings and then had them 3D printed in wax for lost wax casting in white gold. When was the last time you saw that at a wedding?
We went completely paperless using an app for our wedding invitations, and instead of hiring a professional photographer, we asked our guests to be our photographers. We encouraged them to use a free app called Wedpics which they could download directly to their smart phones, and if they used the app during the wedding, the photos were uploaded to the site in real time. Friends who were not able to attend were able to see some photos as the event took place. There are now over 600 photos on the site and people keep adding more. If you want to take a look at Wayne and Christine’s wedding album click here.
Wayne asked me to choose the song we danced to for our first dance. He gave me a list, but I didn’t get any farther than this song, Lucky sung by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat. If you listen to the lyrics, you will see why.
Wayne and I met through a post I made on this blog, and we started by talking (via email and then Skype) across the sea. I cannot get over how incredibly lucky I have been in the past year and a half as we traveled in the South Pacific and Europe. And now, I really did get to marry my best friend.
We get to go back home to the boat in Majuro on Sunday, and while I have asked for and received a bit of an extension, the book is now due April 15, so I need to stop scrolling through the wedding pics and get back to work!
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