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[If you’re reading this in a feedreader, you’re probably missing out on the pictures. Won’t you come visit in person?]

If I may say so myself, our wedding weekend was, in a word, perfect. The weather cooperated to a degree that I couldn’t have even wished for; the setting was gorgeous and romantic (thanks to our friends Donna and Dennis); and the food and drink were spectacular. I mean, when was the last time you went back for seconds on wedding cake?

The day after our wedding, we carted an entourage in a bus up to the always lovely Bouchaine Winery in Carneros. After a thoughtfully selected tasting of their wines and some delicious box lunches (catered, like the wedding dinner, from Bi-Rite Market), we were given a tour where we got to taste the last of the pinot noir grapes on the vine, and thoroughly educated on the entire process the wines go through from vineyard to bottle.

Many thanks to our good friend Anita for being the unofficial photographer for our event. Despite her concern about shooting non-inanimate, non-food subjects, I think she did a spectacular job capturing the moments exactly as I remember them. Pics from the wedding are in the Pictobrowser above; wedding excursion shots are after the jump. Enjoy! I know I did.


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  1. It was beautiful! I love the pictures, and am so appreciative that you’re sharing them with your readership — it’s so great to be able to peek in on such a wonderful day. Gorgeous details, and clearly — clearly — so much love there. I keep saying it, but again, congratulations! A toast to you guys and your ongoing happiness.

  2. Oh, Sean – these are magical. What a gorgeous setting – everything looks straight out of a fairy tale! I’m so glad your day was so special.
    You & DPaul are deeply devoted to each other… and it shows.

  3. Seeing you and Paul so happy and having all the family and friends there to share it with you was wonderful. You two are so good together. I am so happy for both of you. And it WAS perfect. Both days were spectacular. The setting, the food, the people, the weather, the music – every detail was flawless. Congratulations on the perfect wedding.

  4. I have an idea: Why not get married to the man you love, and have it be legal, and beautiful, and perfect, and filled with happy memories?
    Whee! Good goin’.

  5. The pictures are amazing!. We had such an amazing time were so happy to be a part of the celebration. Congrats again!

  6. Sean and DPaul,
    Cheers and much happiness to you both! The setting is so lovely, just like your relationship…awwww! 🙂

  7. Paul and Sean,
    Very nice… I only wish we could of been there to celebrate with you. Congratulations with much love,
    Bob and Norma

  8. Paul and Sean
    It was just beautiful!! We are so very happy for you both. If you can support each other with the love that you showed on that special day, you will be forever happy. We love you both.
    Scott and Tina

  9. Awesome! Congratulations to both of you.
    And the leis are great…maybe the Bamboo Babe and I will steal that idea when we renew our vows 😉

  10. Congratulations, Sean and Paul and thanks for posting those amazing pictures. They told a beautiful story of your beautiful day. We are very happy for you both.
    Larry and Deb

  11. Beautiful! It looks like you and DPaul had a glorious day. You guys are such a cute couple! To many more happy years together…

  12. Sean,
    I am a friend of your mother’s from your childhood. I carried you around in my arms. My daughter was about your age – she is now 41ish – I have an 18 year old grandaughter and a 1 month 5 day old great grandson.
    My partner Doug and I have been together 12+ years. I am the Pastor of the 1st Congregational United Church of Christ in Phoenix, NY. I retired from Hutchings Psychiatric Center where I worked with your mother back in the 1970’s. The Church is very mainline liberal Christian. The United Church of Christ (UCC) ordained their first openly Gay Pastor in 1974. It’s a very small town Church where the Pastor being Gay is a non-issue.
    Hey, these pictures are about 3 years old – let me know if you get this.
    Love and a Smooch to you and Paul both – God bless – Stan Bennett

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