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

Listen to the story of my wedding to le Pont du Diable, in a sumptuous gown by Rene Zamudio, 41158.net. Images by Christian Schallert

Gown by 41158.net

Gown by 41158.net

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…

Handsome Devil's Bridge

Handsome Devil’s Bridge

Bridesman Tommy Tang makes sure everything is in order – the bride is nervous and excited, the groom is still and silent

Tommy helps the bride out of the wedding car

Tommy helps the bride out of the wedding car

Walking down the aisle to Nick Cave’s “Into Your Arms” had me in tears at the start

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Mitch O’Hearn films video somewhere in the background, Liton in rose silk taking photos

Best bridesman Tommy adjusts the veil...

Best bridesman Tommy adjusts the veil…

as best bridesman Tommy Tang adjusts the veil

ready for the ceremony

ready for the ceremony

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 Penitência & Jodi Rose

Ana Penitência & Jodi Rose

Ana: Do you take le Pont du Diable to be your bridge?

Do you take...?

Do you take…?

Oui! I do!

Our gorgeous wedding guests

Our gorgeous wedding guests

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”.

The exchange of rings - iron for him by Simon le Forgeron

The exchange of rings – iron for him by Simon le Forgeron

RING DESIGNED FOR THE BRIDGEGROOM by Simon le Forgeron Le Moulin, Arles-sur-Tech

RING DESIGNED FOR THE BRIDE by Isabel HerreraTaller de Joyeria, Barcelona.

Silver & Iron rings for the bride by Isabel Herrera

Silver & Iron rings for the bride by Isabel Herrera

Iron and silver for her, by Isabel Herrera wonderful jeweler and friend with an incredible spirit of love, abundance and lusciousness!

Jodi Rose & M. le Pont du Diable tie the knot

Jodi Rose & M. le Pont du Diable tie the knot

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

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Mr & Mrs Diable

Married! Introducing Mr & Mrs Diable

Married! Introducing Mr & Mrs Diable

You are now officially *symbolically married!

showered with flower petals

showered with flower petals

Showers of peonies rain down…

Officially *symbolically united

Officially *symbolically united

Signed on behalf of M. le Pont by Simon le Forgeron (Céret) with Teresa & Tommy as witnesses

Bridal Party - Bridesmen Crick & Tommy, celebrant Ana, mother-in-law (for the bridge) Teresa, and the bride.

Bridal Party – Bridesmen Crick & Tommy, Ana, Teresa, and the bride.

a beautiful moment!

a beautiful moment!

Wishing you all the love, joy, happiness, grounding and possibilities of the future!

Teresa (who originally proposed the wedding) and Jodi Rose Diable

Teresa Wennberg and Jodi Rose Diable

Teresa Wennberg & Jodi Rose Diable

A toast! Le Maudit!

A toast! Le Maudit!

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

They call her the Devil's woman

They call her the Devil’s woman

A devilishly cheeky bride

laughing with one of her bridesmen

laughing with one of her bridesmen

sharing a joke with Crick as he keeps the parasol held high

Kisses!

Kisses!

Kisses to you all my gorgeous and beautiful friends!  “You’ve got the love!”

The Wedding Party celebrates!

The Wedding Party celebrates!

Sante! To our wonderful wedding party!

The bride and her bridge

The bride and her bridge

The bride and her bridge

The bridge and his bride

The bridge and his bride

The bridge and his bride! (I know he loves me. I can feel it in his vibrations…)

Petals of love

Petals of love

Love is in the air!

Kisses from Isa & Jorda

Kisses from Isa & Jorda

Kisses everywhere…

a magnificent special ring

a magnificent special ring

Silver & Iron united in harmony – special occasion ring designed and made by Isabel Herrera

A girl and her bridge...

A girl and her bridge…

The bride and her bridge, together at last!

Portrait - Jodi & Crick

Portrait – Jodi & Crick

Beautiful light in the stairwell at the garden party

Diabolique Garden Party

Diabolique Garden Party

Special decorations by Teresa & Pierre in the lovely garden

Pow wow!

Pow wow!

Devil’s Food Cake and the ring!

Can Rigall lounge

Can Rigall lounge

Relaxing on top of the mountain at Can Rigall hotel – adorned with flowers by the wonderful Donna & Isabel

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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.

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