Two leaves on the wind, blown hither and yon,
growing together, staying together for-ever.
Mr & Mrs Goertz
The Wedding went very well, and we thank everyone who attended or sent their good wishes.
We'll have photos up soon!
Lareena DeAnn Smith & Donovan Khevron Goertz are engaged to be married.
Soon to be Mr. & Mrs. Goertz!
Attendance is open- we're only sending out Wedding Announcements, not Invitations per se - but we'd like to know how many to plan for. Also, we don't know everyone's current address, so you can tell others that you know we know about the event.
I asked her to be my wife April 27, 2005 at "Jalapenos" Restaurant in Fairbanks. We've known one-another since she found me on ICQ ("I-Seek-You" on-line Messenger service) on June 20, 1999.
One Ceremony will be in Fairbanks, Alaska, May 27 at an SCA event - Captaincy. The second will be on June 3 at Lareena's Sister Lynette's House in Salt Lake City, Utah.
"Cunning Plan" details to follow.
Bridal Shower is in Kotzebue on Saturday May 6 at 5:30pm Teacher Housing #7.
Hosted by Sue West
We'll be arriving from Kotzebue the Friday evening before the Saturday wedding, so prep-time will be limited. (had to wait until school was out)
Officiant: Grimr af Vargeyjum (Steve Becker)
This is an SCA event, so an effort to dress is period garb is appreciated (but don't let that keep you away). Loaner garb is available. Some aspects may have a "Lord of the Rings" theme to them.
Some information on the SCA event and wedding will be here: Captaincy Event Page.
The theme will be Renaissance - dress is informal/casual (nice, but no tuxedos or suits/ties necessary).
Dinner is outdoor and pot-luck. Cold-serve food would be preferred. We plan to have a small Grill on site. Groom and Bride will provide some meats and, of course, wedding cake!
We're 'registering' on-line with MyRegistry.com and building a list of choices.
(Go to Find a friend's Registry, Enter one of our names "Khevron Goertz" or "Lareena Smith".)
The Password is: UTAH
We're fairly established in our home, so we don't need kitchen toys or such.
We'd like to make it easier for everyone and suggest gift certificates - we can use restaurant and shopping G.C.'s on our honeymoon trip or on-line once home, since we live so remote from main-stream-shopping. Also we'd rather not carry large gifts with us around the country.
You can also find our normal wish lists on Amazon.com in addition to MyRegistry under the following e-mails.
If you 'know' what we'd like, feel free to ignore the lists.
Of course, the best gift is seeing you at our wedding!
Our Fairbanks address is (For end of May through June):
Donovan Goertz and Lareena Smith
607 Old Steese Hwy Suite B353
Fairbanks AK 99701
(This is a mailbox service, so it'll be a good address for all purposes)
Our contact address for Utah until June 6
(Same as where the wedding will take place):
C/O Lynette Smith
2754 South Blair Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Or our residence the rest of the year:
Kotzebue, AK 99752-0891
Kotzebue, AK 99752-1358
Special Thanks to: Ruth Roper, Charles Galway, Grant and Shirley Smith and the wedding party members for helping set-up and make it all happen.
Updated August 21, 2006