The Buth-Hansen
Renaissance Wedding or 'Handfasting'
May 13th, 2006

Images shot on May 13th, 2006.
Ben J. Huset (BJH) shot with a digital Kodak C310

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Saturday 5/13/2006

The Renaissance Wedding

David had first worked at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival just after High School, you know, back in the pre-Cambrian Era, well 1977, just after it opened. He worked there a couple of times in following years, okay, okay! Decades. Both his sister Lynn and his mother Lorraine loved attending the Festival too. David's sister Lynn worked there even more often than Dave did in the 80's. Beth on the other hand has been attending Fest since about 1990 and this year will share a merchant's booth with fellow artist Sarah Pauline-Kunze, Sarah was also a wedding guest naturally enough. So that's why we decided on the Renaissance Theme for our Wedding. We both love the event and wanted to have a booth there. Beth's website is Wyrdhaven, David has written pages for Freemars and MnSFS, the Minnesota Space Frontier Society and Sarah's website is called Fortryllelse Gallery. The Rev. Liz Johnson, who performed the ceremony for us also has a website called Firewind Products. Other folks with webites will have their links on the first mention of their name below.

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The new Buth-Hansen residence
Sagewood Hall in Camden.
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The Wedding Cake arrives.
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Rhiannon Buth and Jake Nitz
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The guests arrive.
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Rhiannon Buth and Jake Nitz
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Kevin Buth
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The Wedding Altar
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David Buth and Steven Posch.
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Thraicie Hawkner, Jane Hansen and Steven P.
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Paul Bey and Nancy Bernard
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Pia Rehnberg (l), Patty Brady (c), and Heather Smith (r)
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The Bride and Groom
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The Wedding Ceremony Begins.
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The Rev. Liz Johnson...
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...prepares the space.
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Rev. Johnson calls the Divine Powers...
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...and we back her up.
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We listen to her intently.
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She tells us and the audience about the rings.
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We exchange the rings.
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She ritually binds us together.
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We are 'Handfasted'.
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David speaks his vows.
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Liz says something funny.
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Rev. Johnson presents us as a married couple to the audience...
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...and to the Divine Powers of all Nations.
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We libate the communal wine.
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We bless the communal wine.
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Steven P. serves the communal wine.
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Rev. Johnson presents the communal cakes.
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"You may kiss the Bride!
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We 'jump the broom'.
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Now it's official with the state.
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The Wedding Altar
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Then on to the reception!
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The pile of 'pirate booty'.
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We had a good crowd.
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Dave's brother Kevin and their step-mom Dee Buth.
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David and Kent Hansen
the new brothers in law.
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Beth Hansen-Buth, Dee Buth
and David Buth.
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Beth Hansen-Buth, Dee Buth
and David Buth.
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Karen Hollingsworth (l),
Jillian Stevenson (c)
and Susan Garner (r)
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All the in laws.
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All the in laws plus Kent.
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Opening Presents.
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Opening Presents.
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Opening Presents.
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Opening Presents.
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Opening Presents.
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Denise Garner (l) and Jeniffer Cleasby (r)
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We got a big one!
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Denise Garner (l) and Jeniffer Cleasby (r)
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Denise Garner (l) and Jeniffer Cleasby (r)
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Just part of the Wedding Feast.
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One of the many gifts.
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John Garner, Jeniffer C., Tim Munger, Jillian S., and Kevin Wilson yakking in the kitchen.
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Meredith Dillman, Kent Hansen
and Karen H.
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Sagewood Hall begins a new chapter.

Beth an David were both saddened by the fact that both of their fathers could not attend the ceremony due to both of them being hospitalized. David's father William D. Buth passed away on Saturday, May 27th and his funeral was on Friday, June 2nd. Beth's father Harold Odin Hansen passed away on Teusday, July 11th and his funeral was on Saturday, July 15th.

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