My Big Fat Green Wedding (MBFGW): Picking the Date

"Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls." -The Prophet Kahil Gibran 1923

To me, picking the date to a wedding should be meaningful but honestly, I could marry my fiance on any day of the week, on any date of the year, and at any time, and it would be the same -you cannot change your feelings for your significant other based upon such a silly delusion as time. However, if we have the opportunity to pick something that could be significant, why not then right?

Ken and I decided we wanted to get married this year so … what would be a good time? Well, we love the ocean, so we knew that would be a factor in our decision. Summer can be finicky here in California so I started thinking about September … as soon as I did, I knew what at least I wanted :)

Earthdance this year will be a full week of activities. Earthdance is symbolic for me on many different levels. It was my first fundraising event I put on in 2008 under and for Green Wave, Ken and his partner Scott (the other member of The Crystal Method) graciously agreed to headline the event, making it no doubt, a huge success for my organization (in fact, the biggest one to date). Green Wave was the beneficiary for Earthdance San Diego 2009, I have the Earthdance Peace App for my iPhone, and I am part of their network. I love Earthdance!

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From their website: "Earthdance is the world's largest synchronized music and dance festival for peace. Since its inception, Earthdance has been held on over 500 locations in 80 countries with all events simultaneously joining together in the Prayer for Peace – a powerful moment of coherent intention. Each public earthdance event gives 50% of their profits to a charity that falls into one of the following categories:

  • -The Welfare of Children & Urban Youth
  • -Indigenous Peoples & Cultures
  • -International Relief and Development
  • -Environmental Sustainability & Protection
  • -Organizations that help Promote Peace

Earthdance occurs annually every September in recognition of the United Nations International Day of Peace with the intention to build a Culture of Peace. "
Peace to me is about unconditional love … what better way to mark your celebration with your life partner that to do it in the spirit of unconditional love between you and your partner and also of the planet & all of its inhabitants? Our actual date falls just a day outside the "actual" Earthdance week, however I picked the date in the spirit of Earthdance and so in that spirit will we always be able to celebrate our union. Quite frankly, I'm eternally stoked :)

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Side note: It was brought to my attention by a good friend that my wedding will be not be a "Big Fat" wedding of any sort. And yes, that's true partially. The actual ceremony will be probably less than 10 people including our officiant and photographer. Our reception to follow will be more along the lines of a get together than a formal reception ceremony, and also of a smaller nature. However, it was the idea of the entire wedding process that my fellow Green Girls from Green With Envy thought we should entitle the blog series, My Big Fat Green Wedding. We may have a large after wedding party with our friends though … just stay tuned.

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