Are you ready for one of the most incredible wedding experiences of all time? Janene & Sean have returned from the year 2064 to celebrate the renewal of their wedding vows in present day 2014. Films such as Dune, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and Barbarella Queen of the Galaxy, which still play in the 5-D Hologram Theaters of 2064, were used as inspiration for appropriate attire for the event.
When asked about the futuristic themed wedding, Sean said:
This has happened already. Janene and I knew upon our first look that we ‘d known each other before. Loved before. Married before. Accepted our lives and destiny together as something true, something beautiful, something good. Strong enough to surpass time. Therefore, it’ll happen again in 2064.
And chances are, the wedding celebration will look very similar to how it did here in 2014. The ceremony began with a very elaborate Procession of Time Travel. Janene’s son began the procession by entering in while playing a trumpet. A musical score from Superman was used for Sean’s entrance as he was escorted in by Sister Jaime who held 2 flaming torches. A number of younger children joined the procession with sparklers, flower petals, and bottles of mist. Janene’s grand entrance was very dramatic and highlighted with music from Star Wars.
The ceremony was officiated by three Sisters, of the heart and the mind, who are very close to both Janene & Sean:
Sister Mable Syrup (via satellite from the literal future in Malta which is 9 hours ahead of Portland time), Sister Jaime (who wore a gold outfit and carried the torches during the Procession of Time Travel), and Sister Jessi (aka Little Ass or The L’Ass Outlaw). Also on stage with the couple were Sister Flora Goodthyme and Janene’s son Rhune who wore an incredible multi-colored suit.
Sisters Mable Syrup and Flora Goodthyme are from the San Francisco born organization Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence which promotes human rights and spiritual enlightenment. Having all of these individuals on stage together to officiate and witness the renewal of Janene & Sean’s wedding vows was incredibly important and meaningful for the couple. Sister Jaime is a very close friend of Sean’s who was with him at Burning Man in 2009, the place and time he officially met Janene. Sister Jessi is a very close friend of Janene’s who lived with the couple for many years in their home that they refer to as the Treehouse.
Sister Mable Syrup offered the Opening Blessing to the Ceremony:
There’s magic where Science meets Love. Science tells us that circles have no sides or corners; they exist without beginning or end. History reveals that circles symbolize unity, protection, and love. You have come from near and far to participate in the celebration and blessing for Sean and Janene’s union, a love that will redefine the future of life. As you raise the vibration and surround us with your love in this circle, you make this whole community stronger, connected, one — there is no distinction between that which is contained within the circle, and that which extends beyond it. We are one in the future, and the future is now.
Sister Jaime offered this:
Let us give thanks to the now, where our minds function at an increased and more efficient pace, offering us space to breathe, observe, and travel within new systems of light. On average, your hearts are beating at the rate of 80 beats per minute. This means by the time our ceremony is through, you will have shared up to 2,000 heartbeats with Sean and Janene.
Janene & Sean exchanged vows with each other when all of a sudden a rather audible buzzing sound could be heard. Everyone began looking around trying to locate the buzzing sound. A quadcopter with the wedding rings attached flew into the ceremony area and delivered the rings to the couple. Apparently, the quadcopter is a rather unique alternative to the traditional ring bearer in wedding ceremonies of the future.
Once the couple kissed, they linked hands with each other and those on stage with them, and began the incredible Spiral Dance at Sunset. As the couple walked down the aisle, guest after guest linked hands and followed along. It was the most unique exit from a wedding ceremony I have ever experienced. Janene & Sean lead the group by walking out of the ceremony area and circling around an enormous globe painted on the ground. The Spiral Dance grew and grew in size as each guest joined forming an enormous circle of everyone who attended the wedding.
I have photographed and attended a number of weddings in my time, and I have to say, this one was by far and away the most unique, innovative, and fun-spirited. Janene & Sean incorporated all of their guests into their wedding day, offered all sorts of entertainment, and gave all of us a glimpse into the future.
Here are some highlights from Janene & Sean’s futuristic themed wedding day: