Although Keith and I got married in December, we waited until June to have a small, casual, outdoor ceremony for family and friends.
A few weeks ago we gathered at Messenger Woods in Homer Glen (IL) for the short ceremony. The forecast called for a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms, but the day -- both weather-wise and overall -- was beautiful.
We feasted on an Indian buffet at the Orland Park Civic Center.
The food, catered by the Taj Mahal restaurant in Orland Park, was delicious. The Taj Mahal is one of our favorite restaurants and definitely our favorite Indian one.
The food, including the yummy cake from Bleeding Heart Bakery, was vegan.
In lieu of gifts, we suggested guests donate to one of three non-profits: Vegan Outreach, which leaflets colleges to spread awareness of farmed-animal cruelty; South Suburban PADS, which provides shelter and support services to homeless people; and Equality Illinois, which fights for equal rights -- including marriage -- for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in this state.
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(Top photo: Our boys -- Poncho, Snickers and Cooper -- pose for a shot with us. Bottom photo: My niece, Reed, was our beautiful flower girl.)