Letter from the Publisher January 2021

“Every heart sings a song,
incomplete until another heart whispers back.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.” ­
— Plato

Tie the knot, take the plunge, get hitched. There are many different ways to describe a wedding ceremony and it means different things to those who have decided to become engaged and begin planning their wedding. In this issue, I shared my recent nuptials with you and revealed a peek behind the curtains of our special day. Call us brave and in love, Steve and I decided to plan our ceremony while being sensitive to and in spite of COVID restrictions, including masks must be worn by all. Our own backyard seemed like the ideal location and allowed us to have a ceremony under a tent with plenty of room for social distancing to welcome the small group we could include. Of course, Poseidon himself decided to join our special day and the rain relentlessly ensued until about 2:00 p.m. when the sun broke through the clouds, offering us a ray of hope that we would have a dry wedding ceremony after all. With my Mother by my side, she and I made our way to “Jardin de Janice” where the small group of guests were waiting. Steve and I said our vows to each other at 5:30 p.m. without a drop of rain landing on the roof of the tent. Just as everyone made it into the dinner tent for the reception, a clap of thunder was heard and another torrential downpour began. We would like to think this was a gesture from Poseidon acknowledging his blessing over our union. Our very own Liz Gastiger was in charge of catering and, following the ceremony, overseeing her staff to make sure they followed the proper protocol for serving dinner. Needless to say, it was fabulous.

The dinner tent was decorated with centerpieces from Nanz & Kraft Florists and the icing on the cake was actually, quite literally, our wedding cake itself, created by the very talented Alex Narramore, also known as The Mischief Maker. You can read more about her talent in a feature we have included, written by her, in this issue.

Our gratitude goes out to our loyal advertisers that continue to support us month after month. May 2021 bring many blessings to all.

Happy New Year,

Janice Carter Levitch Humphrey