Sarah & Angi
I’m Sarah and my wife’s name is Angi. We have been together 2 years and were recently married in Victoria, B.C. Check out our wedding website: www.angiandsarah.com.
Sarah is currently finishing her degree in Creative Writing at Albertson College of Idaho, working at Ballet Idaho, and interning at the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Angi is busy in her studio, working on her art that shows each month in the First Thursday gallery circuit downtown Boise and working on creating her own line with Sokol-Hohne Studio. She has also spent the past five summers doing scenic painting for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Check out her webpage: www.angigrow.com.
Once we knew our commitment to each other was one that enhanced our individual lives and nurtured the one life that we are building together, it became clear that a private ceremony to dedicate our love was the next step. Through a lot of planning and talking about what would make our special day unique and personal, we realized that our step into the legal and social realm of marriage was one of revolution. MLK said if you are going to break an unjust law, do so “open and lovingly.”
We left our home in Boise on February 15th, 2007 and stayed in Seattle for a night before taking a few ferries to B.C. Once in Victoria, we got our marriage license and checked into the bed and breakfast. Friday was spent touring downtown and going to watch the Victoria Salmon Kings. Canadians are serious about hockey! Our wedding ceremony took place at 2 in the afternoon, February 17th. On Sunday we visited the art galleries, Butchart gardens, and the Royal BC Museum. Everyone in Victoria was so gracious. In Victoria, the dear Joyce and Peter Such hosted us at the Earle Clarke House. The baronial 1911 mansion has been featured on both the Art Gallery’s House Tour and the Land Conservancy’s Heritage House Tour. Built by local sculptor Earle Clarke, a contemporary of renowned painter Emily Carr, this residence is at the center of Victoria’s vibrant cultural life. Joyce is an internationally exhibited artist and gourmet cook. Peter is a novelist, screen writer, dramatist and retired Professor Emeritus.
The wedding ceremony was Saturday afternoon. Our photographer Gary McKinstry did a wonderful job capturing our vows and put us at ease. After the ceremony, we celebrated with delicious cake and champagne and went to dinner at Zambri’s, a traditional Italian restaurant and part of the slow-food movement. Our wedding day ended with a trip to the Pacific Opera Victoria for the Canadian premiere of Strauss’ Daphne.
On March 10th, three weeks after the ceremony, we hosted a reception at Boise Contemporary Theater for 50 friends.
Love Inspirationeye candy and soul mate
Fast FactsFirst met: 01/20/2005
First date: 1/21/2005
Got engaged: 09/01/2006
Ceremony date: 02/16/2007
Ceremony location: Victoria, B.C.
Favorite planning resource: theknot.com ssw message board
In Case You Were WonderingWe're calling our celebration: Wedding
Our wedding colors: Blues, Greens, Purples
We will be wearing: J. Crew
Who proposed to who: Mutual
Our last name will be: We're keeping our own last names.
Looking Back on the Big DayFavorite wedding moment: The whole thing! When she read her vows, I almost passed out.
First Dance song: Heavenly Day by Patty Griffin
Vendors we recommend to other couples: Gary McKinstry Earle Clarke House