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Big, Big, BIG News

So… back in 1981, Parris left Portland, Oregon for Santa Fe, and moved in with me in my old house on Declovina Street. We’ve been together ever since, for good times and bad, a move or two, more cons and road trips and adventures than either of us can remember now in our advanced old age.

After thirty years, we finally decided that maybe this relationship was going to work out after all.

So on the evening of February 15, we finally made it official, and married in front of our hearth at our home here in Santa Fe. The hearth is Lannister red, but the bride wore Tyrell colors. Unlike most Westerosi weddings, no one was killed and only tears of joy were shed.

(I can hear some of you saying ‘What took you so long?’ What can I say? I’m slow. With writing and with… ah… other things. )



Parris and I have been very very lucky. In each other, in our friends, and in the prosperity we’ve enjoyed over the past few years. There’s very little we need in the way of gifts, flowers, etc. So if you would like to give us a wedding gift, please consider making a donation to the one of these charities. They all do good work, and have more need of your largesse than we do.

http://www.wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org/

http://www.shelterbox.org/

http://www.worldwildlife.org/home-full.html

http://www.zoo.org.au/HealesvilleSanctuary/

A small (very small, our living room is not that big) group of friends and loved ones bore witness to the nuptials, and joined us afterwards for a celebratory feast.




Here’s a few more pix from the event.





IN BRIGHTEST DAY, IN BLACKEST NIGHT?








More can be found on Parris’s LJ at http://parrismcb.livejournal.com and Raya’s at http://rayagolden.livejournal.com

(We respectfully ask those who would like to spread this news to link back
to our LJs and photos rather than lifting the text and pix and using them elsewhere).

We are so happy to share the news with all our friends, old and new, the friends we have yet to meet, and with all of my (George’s) readers. And now we’ve off for a six-month Honeymoon trip around the world. See you when we get back.



(no, no, no, just kidding. GRRM will be honeymooning on Skull Island, I promise)

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trebla1972
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Fantastic pictures! Congratulations George and Parris :)
dromdol
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!The best things are always worth the wait.
greggenator
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Congratulations.
Just wanted to add my own congratulations.
DarkThief08
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
Woah! How awesome. Other than the fact that writers are supposed to have no lives, just like teachers and presidents, it didn't even occur to me that you had one. Congratulations on your beautiful wedding. Awesome. Really awesome. Each of you receive my blessing.

So... what are the "other things"??
oraien
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to you both! You make a splendid couple. Wishing you many many more years.
victormilan
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!

And heck, it's not just Westerosi tradition - you kids let down Northern New Mexican tradition too! A wedding without any killings? What? Inconceivable!
briannablade
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwww. Congrats to you two :D :D :D
odiedragon
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Wow! I didn't know you had it in ya. :D

Congrats to you both!
siniestrorate
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Congrats from Ukraine!
kyaraelf
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!! I wish you continued happiness!

And I love your bride's dress!
lilsisorcha
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
The photos are just Gorgeous, you both look beautiful.
JOY JOY JOY
Love you both so much! Absolutely Thrilled for you both!

xoxox
vnend
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, both of you!
minos7x
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it was inadvertent (SPOILER)
There is an enormous SoIaF spoiler in your post. I wasn't sure I should post and draw attention to it...sorry! It's just such a biggy. :S

Delete me when you capture it or disagree with me, I hate that I'm drawing attention to it.
Mike Bowen
Feb. 18th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
Re: I'm sure it was inadvertent (SPOILER)
Nah, it seems obvious to you and I because we have read the book, but to simply say that people die at weddings doesnt give anything away, if you need proof then think of all the things that that could point to, after you do that you'll realize it could be many things, specifically from the newer books
xraytheenforcer
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
Much love to you and Parris. I am so happy for the two of you. Knowing your sommelier, I am sure the wine at the feast was flawless. ;-)
daveax
Feb. 19th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
Yr 'umble sommelier brought along most of the pre-wedding buffet in his carry-on luggage, too, including Jamon Serrano Iberico Bellota, Prosciutto di Parma, spek, breseola, Marcona almonds, and three cheeses -- Testun di Barolo, Provolone Stravecchio, and Ombra.

(The TSA folks wanted samples, but I refused.)

And then they made me pick the wines at the post-wedding banquet, too, so our steakhouse expedition was complimented with bottles of Ornellaia and Pauillac.
itsallmishegoss
Feb. 17th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. That is great news. I am happy for you both!
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