2009/05/31

I'm back :)

As you know, Tommy and I got married last weekend.

It was a beautiful sunny day, and some family and close friends joined us for the brief ceremony.

Among those friends there were two special ones. One in flesh, one in thought.

Celeste and Leslie

We met Celeste and Leslie some time ago, when we got in contact with the Wildlife Brigade. I've writen about Celeste in the past, when I told you about Zöövenirs-Peru.

Celeste and Leslie thought about us and decided to give us a wonderful gift. Celeste couldn't make it, but Leslie showed up with a small basket. She approached us after the ceremony, once we were outside the building with that little basket.

She said: "Butterflies can't speak, but they can carry your wishes for the future in their wings".

She asked us to whisper a couple of wishes to the butterflies she had in the basket, before we set them free. We did. Then we opened the basket. The butterflies stayed there.

We offered them our hands, and they gently climbed on them. They listened to our wishes again, stayed for a couple of pictures and after a couple of minutes, they were on their way.

I had never had a butterfly in my hand before. It was an amazing experience, an awesome surprise on a very special day.

Thank you, Celeste and Leslie, for making our very simple wedding, something extraordinary and unforgettable!

Mel and Tommy

16 comments:

CELES :D said...

Congratulations!!! my dear friend!!! kisses CELES

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

What a wonderful, joyful gift!

Such love on your faces...

Q said...

Dearest Mel,
Congratulations! You and Tommy are so cute! Wonderful butterfly present!
I am sending lots of hugs and butterfly wishes.
Sherry

Bronwen Scott, FCD said...

Welcome back! What a lovely gesture by your friends. :)

RuthieJ said...

Ah, so that's the story behind those monarchs. Very neat! You certainly have some wonderful friends. Congratulations Mel & Tommy!

Amy said...

What a beautiful gesture and a fun memory for your special day! Congratulations to you both!

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

That is so sweet! Congratulations Mel and Tommy!! May your wishes come true.

shirl said...

Hola Mel & Tommy, warmest Congratulations and all the very best from sunny (at the moment) Scotland :-D

What a wonderful gift and a moment that you will never forget. They must be truely special friends to chose a gift as precious as this.

Besos xx

dAwN said...

That is so wonderful..what a magical wedding!
Congratulations and much happiness to you both!

Robby said...

Melissa,
Congrats! and awesome blog! I write a blog that you might find interesting: http://www.snakeadventures.blogspot.com/ I would like to exchange links with you. Will you let me know what you think?
Thanks,
Robby

Salty said...

Congratulation Mel!

The two of you are a beautiful couple! Best wishes for a long and happy marriage.

Mel said...

Thank you ALL for the good wishes!

I had loads of work, problems with Internet connection and very little time to sort out many different papers.

I hope to be able to catch up with blogs, blogging and birding!!

Besos!!!

Mel

Susan Gets Native said...

When I looked at your Facebook pics, I wondered where the butterflies came from!
:)

Meggie said...

Congratulations, Mel! What a lovely bride you were...and such a handsome husband. What a special gift...the butterflies. I've heard of them as a gift but don't know anyone who had received them as a gift. Best wishes to you and Tommy for a long and healthy life together.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I;m such an ass to have missed your wedding day! You two make a beautiful couple! Congrats!

Sekhar said...

:)