She married the Devil’s Bridge
After 10 years of searching for my perfect bridge, I finally chose to marry the Pont du Diable (Devil’s Bridge) for his dark and mysterious history. Strong, stable and silent, he is the ideal husband. Celebrate this romantic journey across many bridges… until I found the “One!” Jodi Rose
Céret, France 17th June 2013
Wearing the incredible gown draped on my in true 30s Hollywood Screen Goddess fashion!
How do you marry a bridge? Will you kiss him? Will he wear a ring?
A girl in a veil with gorgeous flowers by Donna Stain & glamorous make-up by Oona Lind Napier, driven to the ceremony by Christopher King
A devilishly handsome bridge…
Bridesman Tommy Tang makes sure everything is in order – the bride is nervous and excited, the groom is still and silent
Walking down the aisle to Nick Cave’s “Into Your Arms” had me in tears at the start
Mitch O’Hearn films video somewhere in the background, Liton in rose silk taking photos
as best bridesman Tommy Tang adjusts the veil
The wonderful spiritual celebrant & “High Priestess” Ana Penitência conducts the ceremony… guiding the bride and guests in a visualisation connecting with the spirit of le Pont du Diable, inviting him to accept Jodi Rose into his strong embrace and offer his eternal strength and stability for her to draw upon…
Ana: Do you take le Pont du Diable to be your bridge?
Oui! I do!
The guests share a magical moment as we exchange rings – iron for him, made by Simon the blacksmith (originally from Céret) with iron pulled from the River Tech, which flows under the bridge uniting the towns of Arles-sur-Tech and Céret, to the sound of Johnny Cash singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.
RING DESIGNED FOR THE BRIDGEGROOM by Simon le Forgeron Le Moulin, Arles-sur-Tech
Iron and silver for her, by Isabel Herrera wonderful jeweler and friend with an incredible spirit of love, abundance and lusciousness!
Ms Rose and M. le Pont du Diable are joined together in this symbolic union and share a moment of pure happiness on this gorgeous day
Mr & Mrs Diable
You are now officially *symbolically married!
Showers of peonies rain down…
Signed on behalf of M. le Pont by Simon le Forgeron (Céret) with Teresa & Tommy as witnesses
Wishing you all the love, joy, happiness, grounding and possibilities of the future!
Teresa Wennberg & Jodi Rose Diable
We drink a toast with Le Maudit (the Damned) offered by Rachel & Domaine Treloar as the sound of “La Vie en Rose” fills the air
A devilishly cheeky bride
sharing a joke with Crick as he keeps the parasol held high
Kisses to you all my gorgeous and beautiful friends! “You’ve got the love!”
Sante! To our wonderful wedding party!
The bride and her bridge
The bridge and his bride! (I know he loves me. I can feel it in his vibrations…)
Love is in the air!
Silver & Iron united in harmony – special occasion ring designed and made by Isabel Herrera
The bride and her bridge, together at last!
Beautiful light in the stairwell at the garden party
Special decorations by Teresa & Pierre in the lovely garden
Devil’s Food Cake and the ring!
Relaxing on top of the mountain at Can Rigall hotel – adorned with flowers by the wonderful Donna & Isabel
Send your CONGRATULATIONS! to the happy couple
Read + ART Cultural Nomads for the inside story published 1st July
Listen to Jodi Rose on ABC Radio Weekend Arts “Where I’m Calling From – The Pyrenees” Sat 15th Jun 2013
L’Independant Article Insolite: à Céret, Jodi s’est mariée avec le Pont du Diable 28th June
Thank you everyone for creating a magical celebration on this beautiful day!
Love, Mr & Mrs Rose Diable
Thanks to Artist in Residence program Association ART SUR TECH & Mr. René Bantoure, Mayor of Arles-sur-Tech.