In a lush, flowery pocket of Lake Grapevine known as Paradise Cove, Kate and Erfawn brought their loved ones from various corners of the globe (as their guestbook/world map demonstrated) to celebrate their union on their wedding day. Melodic prayers and poetic verses were recited as the sun descended on the horizon. Words of counsel from the Baha’i Writings resonated with those gathered and created a vision for the beautiful life Kate and Erfawn would create together:
Let your hearts be like unto two pure mirrors reflecting the stars of the heaven of love and beauty.
Together make mention of noble aspirations and heavenly concepts.
Let there be no secrets one from another.
Make your home a haven of rest and peace.
Be hospitable and let the doors of your house be open to the faces of friends and strangers.
Welcome every guest with radiant grace and let each feel that it is his own home.
Live in such harmony that others may take your lives for an example and may say one to another:
‘Look how they live like two doves in one nest, in perfect love, affinity and union.
It is as though from all eternity God had kneaded the very essence of their beings for the love of one another.’
Congratulations Kate and Erfawn! May the vision expressed in these verses forever be your reality. On this day, we saw the glimmerings already.