From the photographers: I can’t imagine a better way to spend Halloween than shooting Amy and Kim’s wedding at the Matrix Hotel. In the morning the ladies got ready together at the hotel. This was the first wedding that I have been to with the religious portion presided over by a Buddhist monk. It was beautiful and calm. Amy and Kim are bookworms, so we popped over to Audrey’s Bookstore for a few pictures, then we lucked into getting inside BLVD Kitchen & Bar before it opened so that we could take some pictures in front of their huge library wall.At their intimate reception, everything was tastefully decorated in an orange and black pumpkin theme. We love the two skeleton lovers posed to look at each other. Fun for a Halloween wedding!
The Buddhist views on marriage are very liberal. In Buddhism, marriage is considered as personal and individual concern, and not as a religious duty. Buddhism does not compel a person to be married. It does not force somebody to remain as a bachelor. It is not laid down anywhere that Buddhists must produce children or regulate the number of children that they produce. Buddhism allows each individual the freedom to decide for himself all the issues pertaining to marriage. It might be asked why Buddhist monks do not marry, since there are no laws for or against marriage. The reason is obviously that to be of service to mankind, the monks have chosen a way of life, which includes celibacy. (http://www.buddhistmatrimony.com/articles/wedding-customs-buddhist.php)