From Amy and Maya: We are celebrating our one-year anniversary TODAY in the same place we got married, and I decided it was time to take a moment to write in and share our story. If anything was ever “meant to be,” it was our wedding!
About 2 years ago I stumbled across this very blog and entered – and won! – a contest for a 2-night stay at Amee Farm Lodge in Pittsfield, VT. I promptly forgot about it. Almost a year later my partner, Maya, and I were 2 months away from an epic adventure – Type Rider II: The Tandem Poetry Tour. We would be riding a tandem bicycle 1,400 miles from Boulder, Colorado to Beloit, Wisconsin. Along our route we would build 25 Little Free Libraries and write free poetry for strangers.
At some point during our planning, I remembered the contest and decided we should spend the 2 nights in Vermont for a little bit of R&R before our trip. And then it hit me. We should elope. We were already planning to get married at the end of Type Rider II, when our friends and family would gather to celebrate with us in Beloit. But Wisconsin lawmakers were still waffling over the same-sex marriage decision and . . . it was already legal in Vermont. What could be more fitting?
We got married on the property at Amee Farm Lodge with Maya’s mother as our witness, a justice of the peace (and her sister who brought a violin because they thought we needed music), and 4 very confused cows standing as witnesses. A waterfall flowed behind us and, although it had rained most of the day, the sun peeked out minutes before the ceremony started – a blessing of our union, for sure.
Two weeks later we set out for the tandem adventure of a lifetime. When I won the contest 2 years prior, I had no idea how apropos the name of this blog was going to be! Thank you for inspiring the first of many adventures Maya and I will take together.
UPDATED: To read more about Amy and Maya’s bike-riding, poetry-making adventures, check out their blog!
Photos courtesy of Stefanie Renee and Randi Stein.
Event CreditsLocation: Amee Farm Lodge, Pittsfield, VTOfficiant: Jennifer HowardPhotography: Stefanie Renee and Randi SteinVenue: Amee Farm Lodge, Pittsfield, VT
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