Ethan and Flo Marry! April 30, 2016


My son Ethan married Florence Landau in Cotati, CA on April 30, 2016. This is his second marriage and Flo’s first. The event started with a rehearsal and rehearsal dinner on Friday, the 29th. The wedding ceremony and reception took place on Saturday, the 30th. A pot-luck brunch ended the event on Sunday, May 1. It was quite a shindig, and beat anything of the sort I had ever attended before.

Most of the non-family guests were friends of the couple from the group known as Friends and Family (FnF), which cooperatively produces raves in the Bay Area, Mendocino County and at Burning Man. Ethan and Flo first met at Burning Man, where Ethan was DJ’ing.

While not my main preoccupation, I took a few photos throughout, which follow.

My grandson, Andrew. He lives in LA, and does TV digital processing. At the rehearsal, where he did some DJ'ing.

My grandson, Andrew. He lives in LA, and does TV digital processing. At the rehearsal, where he did some DJ’ing.

Babette Landau, Flo's mother on the left. Flo and her father George, on the right, at the rehearsal.

Babette Landau, Flo’s mother on the left. Flo and her father George, on the right, at the rehearsal.

Blessing of the rings, Ethan and Flo

Blessing of the rings (l. to r.): Annette, Ethan and Flo. Looking on are Ethan’s daughter, Shannon Miller, and Karen Miller, Ethan’s mother. Friday, the 29th.

Blessing of the rings, Karen

Blessing of the rings. Karen provides a blessing.

George Landau, Flo's father, provides a blessing

George Landau, Flo’s father, provides a blessing. Labeled, from left to right are: Shannon Miller; Laina Levy, Ethan’s half-sister; Matt Levy, Laina’s husband; George Landau, Flo’s father; Ethan Miller; Florence Landau, soon to be Mrs. Ethan Miller; Julien Landau, Flo’s brother; Babette Landau, Flo’s mother; Camille Landau, Flo’s sister; Kara Levy, daughter of Laina and Matt; Benet Levy, son of Laina and Matt.

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Ethan and Flo, Friday the 29th.

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The Holdaway clan – most of Karen’s siblings and spouses – who came from Utah. Photo by Kathy Hammerlee Miller.

 

Guests

Guests arriving

Guests

Guests arriving

Guests

Guests arriving

The wedding was bunny-themed

The wedding was bunny-themed

Babette and her daughter Camille (Flo's sister)

Babette and her daughter Camille (Flo’s sister)

Annette Chu

Annette Miller (née Chu)

My grandson Quin, wife Kathy and granddaughter Shannon. Quin is in high school. Shannon is about to graduate from Claremont McKenna College.

My grandson Quin, wife Kathy and granddaughter Shannon. Quin is in high school. Shannon is about to graduate from Claremont McKenna College.

Ethan's uncle Craig Holdaway, his mother's brother. All of the Holdaways that were able attended the wedding, coming from Utah.

Ethan’s uncle Craig Holdaway, Karen’s brother. All of the Holdaways that were able to do so attended the wedding.

Babette, Rich, Natalie, Ethan Flo and Camille

Babette, Rich, Natalie, Ethan Flo and Camille

The reception dinner, in a renovated chicken coop

The reception dinner, in a renovated chicken coop

Ethan's first wife, Jenny, and the mother of Andrew, Shannon and Quin

Ethan’s first wife, Jenny, and the mother of Andrew, Shannon and Quin

Shannon

Shannon, with Flo behind

Alex and Daria. Alex played guitar and sang as part of the ceremony.

Alex and Daria. Alex played guitar and sang as part of the ceremony.

Ethan, with Flo behind

Ethan, with Flo behind

Ethan, with Flo behind

Ethan, with Flo behind

Only part of Sunday's brunch

Only part of Sunday’s brunch

A wind sculpture

A wind sculpture

More champagne!

More champagne!

Kathy, myself and the newlyweds, Sunday

Kathy, myself and the newlyweds, Sunday

The wedding party was put-up in very nice accommodations, at a horse ranch outside of Petaluma.

Classic Sonoma County, with green grass and oaks

Classic Sonoma County in the Spring, with new green grass, oaks and other deciduous trees

Classic Sonoma County, with green grass and oaks

same as above

Lesser goldfinch in verbena

Goldfinch

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Lone oak on a flowering hillside

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Grass, boulders and trees

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Window frames trees

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Window frames pasture

In Petaluma.

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Kathy, upon arrival in Petaluma

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Geraniums, in Petaluma

 

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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One Response to Ethan and Flo Marry! April 30, 2016

  1. So much fun, thanks for the beautiful pictures to remember the event(s)!

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