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.
Babette Landau, Flo’s mother on the left. Flo and her father George, on the right, at the rehearsal.
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 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.
Ethan and Flo, Friday the 29th.
The Holdaway clan – most of Karen’s siblings and spouses – who came from Utah. Photo by Kathy Hammerlee Miller.
The wedding was bunny-themed
Babette and her daughter Camille (Flo’s sister)
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.
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
The reception dinner, in a renovated chicken coop
Ethan’s first wife, Jenny, and the mother of Andrew, Shannon and Quin
Shannon, with Flo behind
Alex and Daria. Alex played guitar and sang as part of the ceremony.
Ethan, with Flo behind
Ethan, with Flo behind
Only part of Sunday’s brunch
A wind sculpture
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 in the Spring, with new green grass, oaks and other deciduous trees
same as above
Lone oak on a flowering hillside
Grass, boulders and trees
Window frames trees
Window frames pasture
Kathy, upon arrival in Petaluma
Geraniums, in Petaluma