Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Looking Back at Twenty Years Together

Private Ceremony (2000)

Larry Wolf, Two Hands (2000)
On April 8, 2000, Eric and Larry exchanged vows. It was done as a private ceremony with just the three friends who officiated. It was not legally binding. There were no other witnesses. It was important that it was just between us. The only public announcement was the posting to my old website later that day (reproduced in this blog).

Back in 2000, we had no idea what we were getting into, the journeys we would take and the lives we'd be living today. It's been, and continues to be, a wonderful life together.

Larry Wolf, Two Hands (2020)

Our Hands Today (2020)

Here are our hands today. We have two wedding bands. We added the second band in 2014, when we had a very public wedding celebration and a legal marriage (below).


Legal Wedding (2014)

Tak-Seng Lodro, Eric and Larry Wedding (2014)
Our second wedding, July 26, 2014, shortly after the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex weddings across the US. With Federal and state recognition, we had a large ceremony at the Chicago Shambhala Center, surrounded by friends and family. The large crowd cheering us on was quite a contrast to the private event fourteen years earlier.

From the Archive (1999)

Looking back through my archive, here are a few of the photos which are not in the 1999 repostings. These are from the year of courtship leading up to the 2000 commitment ceremony.

A Day on the Great Lawn in Louisville Kentucky (1999)

Larry Wolf, Eric on the Great Lawn (1999)
Larry Wolf, Eric Flying a Kite (1999)

Larry Wolf, Kite (1999)

The View from the Bistro Table in Eric's Apartment (1999)

Larry Wolf, View from the Bistro Table in Eric's Apartment (1999)

No comments:

Post a Comment