Bryan & Jennifer invited couples whom they loved and respected to "marry them" by standing for the value they believed was uniquely embodied by them as a pair. Here you'll see some of the values represented by banners such as "Community", "Freedom" and "Contribution." The way this community of people stood for each other marked me for life.
They are a conglomerate of TEDx Speakers, world-class entrepreneurs, award-winning artists, authors, dancers, and thinkers. They are Burners, forming some of the foremost, innovative and contributing camps at Burning Man annually. They are do-gooders, strategizing on how we can create new systems to make the planet a place our great-grand children will be glad to live in.
When Bertram and I decided to get engaged, we had no community of our own, and I was scared– were we going to last? We prayed to find "our people," and looking back we see that starting on this wedding way, we began to weave friendships with the members of this community and over time, they have changed our lives forever.
In this tribe, Bertram and I encountered something we had never seen before… a group of people bound together by a core value of holding primary love relationship, their own and each other's, as the vehicle for their own and each other’s highest transformation. We would meet at parties, concerts, weddings, festivals, holidays, Burning Man, and started to call one another chosen family. We spent hours processing our own and each other's most personal feelings and aspects of relationships. The level of trust was deep, and the commitment to us standing solidly together as a tribe was strong.
Sitting in the audience of this wedding was renowned visionary artist, Android Jones. Android's caliber of artistry is world class. He has projected his live paintings onto the Sydney Opera House and the United Nations Headquarters in NYC. He began the sketches for a new type of painting that day– a portrait of two people in love. The result was this, and it has since gone viral, seen by millions of people around the world.