I adore every couple I have the honor of marrying, but sometimes I get the opportunity to marry someone I have known for years. Skyler is one of those kids I watched growing up in our small town of Deerfield. Our families have been friends for years, and I was the long-term substitute teacher for his mom, Jennie’s 4th-grade class when Skyler was born. So I was flattered when Skyler and Heather asked me to officiate their ceremony at Harvest Moon Pond.
Skyler and Heather love rock climbing, so it was fun to create a “tying the knot” ritual using two pieces of climbing ropes. Climbing together tells a lot about a relationship. It requires trust, communication, and teamwork, all skills you need in climbing and in marriage. I’m confident this delightful couple has what it takes to have a healthy and happy marriage, wishing them all the best in the years to come as husband and wife. Mazel tov!