Weddings

You've got several options when planning an elopement 'round here. Visit the County Clerk Recorder's Office for a quick civil ceremony. Or if you're looking for a bit more pizzazz, cross the Nevada state line to visit one of the many purpose-built wedding chapels. Officiants are standing by...

Wedding Day in the Woods

10 Sep 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Weddings

My wife and I dropped off our kids at the in-laws' house just after the break of dawn that Sunday morning. Even though it was early, we hustled back to the car with nervous energy and jumped in. We exchanged a knowing look -- as well as a gulp. This...

Couple’s First Dance

17 Jun 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Weddings

Wedding day. Wake up. Arrive at the venue in Sutter’s Creek. Wipe sleep out of eyes. Late night was a late one, tracking down the wedding gown. Hugs all around. Unload the last of the decorations. Purple and orange. Haul food and drinks uphill to the kitchen. Set up the guest book table, next...

The Bride and Her Voice

12 Jun 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Weddings

Had I been in her shoes, I would have been quaking with fear at the notion of singing before a crowd on my wedding day. Had I been in her shoes, I also would have fallen on my face. I've never worn high heels. My friends Danielle...