VROC Reunion Rally 2015: A VROC Wedding in Eureka Springs

[Please note that this blog post is backdated to September 17; the post was published on October 8.]

Today is Day 7 of our 13-day vacation.  We are in Eureka Springs, AR attending the annual Vulcan Riders and Owners Club (VROC) Reunion motorcycle rally.

We attended “ZMean1” Susan and “Badger” Joe’s wedding at 11:00 am. Their wedding was held at our hotel, Motel 62, at the fire pit behind the hotel.

 

I set up my camera and tripod on the parking lot above the fire pit.

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Photograph obtained from a VROC friend’s blog “Skid and Sandy on the Road

I took photographs throughout the wedding ceremony.

_LG18288 4x6Sherm, Joe, Jim and Al

Susan was escorted to the fire pit by VROC friend Russ.  From where I was standing, I could not see Susan and Russ when they arrived at the fire pit.

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I knew Susan had arrived at the fire pit by the look on Joe’s face.

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I got tears in my eyes, when I heard Joe singing to Susan.

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At the beginning of the wedding ceremony, VROC friend Al read William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.

“Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.”

VROC friend Sherm was the wedding officiant.  The wedding ceremony was short, but sweet.

_LG18303 4x6Wedding Vows

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Exchange of Wedding Rings

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_LG18313 4x6Sherm pronounced Joe and Susan as husband and wife.

_LG18314 4x6The kiss
The kiss that went on and on and on 🙂
In the background you can see Susan’s bridesmaids: Claudia, Melanie and Margo.

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Mr. and Mrs. Joe Paradise

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 Inside Joe and Susan’s wedding program were these words:

“Two lives,
Two hearts joined
together in friendship,
united forever in love.”

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After the wedding, we had champagne and wedding cake in front of the hotel on the parking lot.

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Joe and Susan enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife
in front of the hotel on the parking lot.

A wedding reception followed at 1:00 pm at the Forest Hill Restaurant.

Susan and Joe are an adorable couple.  I am so happy that we were able to share their wedding day with them.

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