Rockhound Wedding

Adam Dean & Teresa Felix

November 7, 2009 - Cady Mountains, CA



Adam Dean and Teresa Felix Adam Dean and Teresa Felix
Adam Dean and Teresa Felix
Adam Dean and Teresa Felix Adam Dean and Teresa Felix
Adam Dean and Teresa Felix Adam Dean and Teresa Felix
Adam Dean and Teresa Felix Adam Dean and Teresa Felix
Adam Dean and Teresa Felix Adam Dean and Teresa Felix
Adam Dean and Teresa Felix Adam Dean and Teresa Felix
Adam Dean and Teresa Felix Adam Dean and Teresa Felix
Adam Dean and Teresa Felix Adam Dean and Teresa Felix
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Adam Dean and Teresa Felix Adam Dean and Teresa Felix
Adam Dean and Teresa Felix Adam Dean and Teresa Felix
Adam Dean and Teresa Felix Adam Dean and Teresa Felix

A Rockhound Wedding

Adam and Teresa
November 7, 2009

Family and friends came out to welcome my arrival at 7:00 Am. There was still so much to be done before Teresa’s arrival. As I’m sure you can imagine, I was overwhelmed with excitement and emotions. I had a strong desire to make this day perfect for my bride. Thank God I had so many willing to make it easier for me.

After meeting with the photographer to do some pre wedding photos with my brothers and some of the family that was already there, we had a short wedding rehearsal. This was our only time to do so because most of our family came in from out of town the night before.

My head was spinning with thoughts of things that still needed to be done. Before I knew it, it was time to change into my wedding attire. I began sweating geodes. Boy was I nervous!

When I heard them say “go hide in the tent, Teresa will be here in a minute”, I got short of breath. There I stood along with everybody else waiting for the Bride.

When it became 10:15 am I was beginning to wonder if she was coming at all! Nothing like keeping a man waiting at the alter. Then I heard someone say “here she comes”, my nervousness doubled! Teresa went to the tent we set a side for her, and I meet with Eloy, our Minster to get things started.

Before I knew It, Teresa was walking down the isle; she was more than a sight of beauty. I couldn’t help but loose a tear. I had never seen her look so beautiful, and she was going to be all mine! For real! We had been together for 7 years to the day and I thought this was all for her until it started happening and I realized it was for us. What a feeling (or should I say feelings), I had so many on this day; it was hard to sort them out.

The turn out was terrific with all our family, as well as, many of our Rockhound friends coming out to celebrate with us. Teresa and I would like to say thanks to all of you.

All we needed was the two of us and Eloy, however with all of you at our sides, it made it a day we will never forget. I would like to give special thanks to everyone who contributed to a wedding that could not have been better.

Best Wishes and Better Agates,
Adam Dean


THANK YOU EVERYONE… We never could have pulled it off without all the help we got from so many CFMS Members! Not only did Members from our home club (Orange Belt Mineralogical Society) come to our aid, but also so many from different clubs pitched in.

At one time Adam sent out an SOS to the Rockhound community when we needed a photographer after we got a cancellation, and we got more than one person who offered their help. Thank you Ken Rogers who introduced us to Rick Higgins who was the answer to our prayers. You can call him @ (760) 415-0376. With his photos and the many photos sent to us from our dear Rockhound friends, along with the video my brother made I think we got the day covered, Thank you to all who took pictures, being the bride, I only got to see half of the wedding I was happy to see the other half through these pictures. It made me proud to show off my Rockhound friends to our family.

Thank you to all who attended and we missed all that couldn’t make it. Thank you for the many cards and the gifts. Special thanks to Helen Gardner for saving me from myself! She took my simple ideas and made it classy. She put together all the flowers for the bridle party and handled the potluck (including 200 sandwiches). Wait it doesn’t stop there, she also baked the cake at home, carried it to the campground and decorated in her motor home! I couldn’t find a more beautiful cake if I tried.

Shep was a big help too. He enabled us to enjoy our wedding by helping out with the fieldtrip. Also, Thanks to Eloy Martinez who worked for Rocks! The Navajo Prayer was the perfect touch to a perfect day. Adam said I could have any kind of wedding I wanted. I’m so glad I decided to have a Rockhound Wedding, because the day came out perfect for this Rockhound Bride! I even had time during the fieldtrip to walk above the canyon and watch our family and friends rockhound while I cleared my head… I still can’t believe that handsome Cowboy is all mine!

Love,
Teresa Dean


Hi Hounders,
By now you all may have heard or even attended Adam & Teresa's wedding at Afton Canyon November 7. And what a wedding it was! Both bride and groom and families were attired in western formal garb and officiated by a shaman/justice of the peace in an outdoor setting overlooking Afton Canyon itself.

A perfect day for it with mild breezes, plenty of sun and temps in the 70's. After the ceremony we all partook in a deluxe potluck meal with decorated tables, listened to speeches of congratulations by friends and family, then reassembled for a quick rock hunt up a little used wash for agates and jaspers.

Dozens of us covered various hills and ravines and pretty much everyone found enough to fill their buckets with multi-colored multi-patterned specimens suitable for lapidary. From the wedding and hunt the newlyweds took off for their richly deserved and long anticipated honeymoon to Texas.

Congratulations to the newlyweds.
Shep Koss CFMS Field Trip-South Co-chair

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