Lindsey Meyn, daughter of my dearest friends John & Mindy married Kyle Wark, grandson of a Tlingit Chief. Kyle & Lindsey are 2 of the most brilliant & kind souls that I have the privilege of knowing. Their ceremony was as unusual & special as they are. Ann officiated. It was held in her back yard. Christie & Hope were the bridesmaids, & Shane (Christie’s boyfriend) the Best-man.
Kyle & Lindsey read poetry, & gave simple vows.
Once the wedding was completed, Lindsey was then adopted into the Raven clan by Kyle’s relatives. His aunt, & Grandmother spoke, his cousin drummed. Live ravens were in the trees surrounding us, & chortled & called out as if they were part of the party.
The Elders sang, & they all danced an eagle dance.
The cake was topped by a topper handmade by Lindsey.
Family had to pose for obligatory photos.
Here is a close-up of the back of Lindsey’s shrug. She drew the design, & a Salish native in Washington made it for her.
We played with bubbles.
Instead of a Guestbook, guests were asked to sign one of the beautiful planks that Lindsey’s Dad, John had made for the benches that we all sat on during the ceremonies. It will be coated with polyurethane & made into a bench for Lindsey & Kyle’s home.