Wedding on the Pasture
In mid-August, Norden Camp hosted its first wedding, that of our friends Lili Liu and Blake Civiello. More than friends, really, Lili is a Member on Norlha’s Board of Directors and Blake is our architect, who designed structures for Norden Camp and Norlha Atelier, giving us new parameters on how to use space and move beyond the traditional structures bringing warmth, through insulation, light and innovation. There were over 70 guests who flew in from 14 countries. The program included an offering ceremony at Labrang Tashikyil Monastery, where the group was hosted by Gonthang Rinpoche’s Labrang, an outdoor wedding at Norden Camp, a horse race with prizes for the most beautiful and fastest horses, bonfires and many memorable meals. There was a day trip to Norlha Atelier and the opportunity for so many people to reconnect or get to know each other. We were lucky with the weather, only a little rain on the wedding morning, that soon cleared to a beautiful, crystal clear day.