Blessings are a good thing. Especially when our reason to be up there, despite a less-than-awesome forecast, was to perform a marriage ceremony — officiated by New Hampshire Justice of the Peace and Redline Guiding owner Mike Cherim. A joining of two souls; a blessing in of itself. To experience such a thing as an undercast on your wedding day is beyond compare. Our couple, Philip and Rosalie (or “YeYe” as everyone called her) nailed it perfectly.
With the wedding party we rode up on the Cog. This gave us about an hour on the summit to perform the marriage, take summit photos, and take in an impromptu weather station tour led by our friend Samantha Brady who works up there for the Observatory. The ceremony was held in the doorway of the Tip-Top House, which was kindly opened for us by another friend, Guy Jubinville. He works for the Mt Washington State Park on the summit and was very accommodating. Afterward most of the party got back on the train to head down. The groom, however, along with two of his friends, brought their skis (Redline Guide Ryan Mcguire shuttled them up) so they could ski down Left Gully in Tuckerman Ravine. Their experience with that is their story to tell, we weren’t guiding them, we just facilitated the thing.
Thanks for making us part of your special day (and evening), and may all your days together be blessed.