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The wedding of a lifetime

December 8th, 2006 · 3 Comments


Tomorrow Chris Pirillo and Ponzi Indharasophang will be getting married, an event Robert Scoble has called the geek wedding of the decade. Randy Charles Morin referred to this union as the second great blogosphere wedding (he says first was Joey and Wendy but I thought this one might also count). I’m not knowledgeable enough on geek or blogger weddings to make a similar declaration but I can say that it will be a wedding we Leungs will always remember.

Ted, the girls and I are honored that Chris and Ponzi asked our family to participate in their special day. It is a fun and solemn occasion, a day flowing with beautiful physical details from dresses to presents that celebrate and represent a union of body, soul and household. Next month marks our fifteen year anniversary: Ted and I are big believers in marriage.

I’m not giving away any details by posting the picture above, a picture of a dress that is not in the wedding. As Dave Winer knows, shopping with Ponzi is a blast. She and Chris have been especially generous and thoughtful towards our family. What fun it has been! We are grateful and we are glad they will be staying in the area so we can spend more time together (and do more shopping?!)

If you will be in town for the wedding, it will be great to see you. We will be hanging at the hotel for a little while before the ceremony. Or please try to find us at the reception if we don’t find you.

If you won’t be able to be at the wedding, it will still be possible to share in the excitement. Chris has said he will be posting the video online (no pressure, eh?) and I’ve heard there may be a number of photographers present (and probably many pictures posted on blogs and/or Flickr this weekend – but which tag?).

Between preparing for the Ponzi-Pirillo celebration, anticipating our own big anniversary, and yes, even ironing out a few bumps in our relationship this week, I’ve been thinking a lot about our wedding and marriage in general. Marriage is dynamic and amazing. Ted and I are always changing and growing as individuals and as a couple. There’s always something new and different, something deeper, something thrilling and something familiar. There are constants and foundations to our relationship along with new challenges and ways to love each other, highs and lows, unseen sharp turns in the road and sweet easy seasons of romance. We thank God for being the glue between us and giving us a love beyond ourselves, flexible and strong, forgiving, spiritual uniting physical, emotions and intellect, sustaining our family.

I have to finish this soon to attend to some of the details for tomorrow. Whether or not this is the geek wedding of the decade, it will certainly be a party to remember. We are looking forward to hanging out with Robert and Maryam (so sorry I missed the party although I blush far too easily), Liz and Lane, Derek and Air, all the Divas, and everyone who will be celebrating with us.

Chris and Ponzi, may all your dreams and desires come true. May you be blessed with love that gives you laughter, giggles and fun, love that sustains and refreshes you, giving freedom and forgiveness, a love that is as beautiful and lavish as all your wedding preparations, a love that is the treasure of your lifetime.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jen Zug // Dec 8, 2006 at 1:01 pm

    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • 2 Derek K. Miller // Dec 11, 2006 at 11:43 am

    Check out Julie the supermodel with Chris.

  • 3 :: jozjozjoz :: // Dec 13, 2006 at 12:06 am

    You were absolutely gorgeous. I didn’t have a chance to say hi. 🙂

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