I traveled down to Parrottville, Tennessee to officiate my good friend Paul DeCirce's wedding to his sweetheart Erica on June 7, 2008. The wedding was on the front lawn at the beautiful Moonshine Meadow cabin at Meadow Creek Resort in the Smoky Mountains.
It was a beautiful intimate ceremony with some Cherokee spirituality woven in, to honor the Cherokee people who originally inhabited that area. We began by honoring the Four Directions, a unique and extremely profound way to begin a wedding ceremony. It really helps you to get your bearings in this big world and even bigger universe. We also included a beautiful Cherokee Wedding Blessing, and we blessed the rings with sage, juniper and sweetgrass, 3 herbs which are sacred to native peoples (and they smell great). The weather was sunny, hot, and gorgeous. I wish Paul & Erica a lifetime of holy happiness.