Esther and James’s wedding was held at Esther’s parents’ log cabin in New Hampshire. The couple incorporated Native American traditions, drawing from James’s heritage.
A Micmac Chief officiated the wedding. There was a smudging ceremony, where herbs were burned to drive out bad feelings and to keep bad spirits away.
The chief wrapped the couple in a blanket to join them, after which guests joined in the fire ceremony. Each guest threw a small pouch of herbs into the fire as a symbol of transformation and newness.
A Native American friend played beautiful flute music throughout the ceremony.
It couldn’t have been a more perfect day. Congratulations, Esther and James!