Saturday May 6 under cloudy skies and chilly wind my daughter and her girlfriends did last minute preparations for her marriage to Dave Krevitz at Joseph Ambler Inn in North Wales, Pennsylvania. Dorsche had done the planning with a 600 item “to do” list for the wedding while working full time at Action Aids and finishing her Master’s degree in Public Health. Absolutely amazing! We will have to wait for the professional photos of the ceremony as I was too emotional to focus my camera for the rest of the night.
There were 6 bridesmaids, girlfriends from Friends Select School and Guilford College, all dressed in green. The 8 year old son of an old friend was the ring bearer, bowing deeply as he presented Dave the rings, and also making a lovely toast during the reception. And Kimberly, daughter of another good friend, was flower girl. The two young people had never spent time together before but became long lost friends, chasing around the rehearsal dinner.
I was there too, in my slinky purple gown and huge grin.
It was a Quaker/Jewish wedding with 130 people gathered to celebrate Dave Krevitz and Dorsche Pinsky under a tradition Jewish chuppah (a tapestry attached to the tops of four poles) in silence. Anyone who wanted to speak, stood to share stories of love and express confidence in their relationship. After an hour or so, Dave and Dorsche stood to repeat vows they had written together for each other. Dave then smashed a glass goblet with his foot and the crowd cheered and whistled. All in attendance were asked to sign their marriage certificate which will be framed and hang in their home for years to come.
Then the party started. It will be detailed as the photos arrive. The couple leave early tomorrow for their honeymoon in Costa Rica.