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Married in Marin!

May Eynon

Longtime Aspen-area visitors Eleanor Jones and Dan Murray of San Francisco were married in Marin County, Calif., last month.

Eleanor is a “graduate” of Snowmass Ski School (circa 1985) and a frequent Aspen visitor (a Nashville, Tenn., native and a diehard fan of the King, she has also contributed memorabilia to the Elvis Alley shrine on Ajax). Dan grew up in Northern California. When he was in grade school his parents had a place on Red Mountain, but said “children aren’t allowed to visit Aspen” so he never made it to town until after college.

The couple met at the University of Colorado-Boulder more than a decade ago. For their West Coast wedding, they invited guests from college days, their hometowns, world travels, work and elsewhere. A fair share of current and former Aspenites attended.

The afternoon ceremony took place outdoors at Paradise Beach Park, across the bay from San Francisco. “Best Pug” Hercules Murray was invited to attend as long as he sported a tux. Following the vows, guests were transported from the park to the reception via motorized cable cars.

The reception took place at the Corinthian Yacht Club, which included dinner and dancing. Bay-area band “Notorious” rocked the house, wrapping up the set with Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

After guests cleared the dance floor, the newlyweds departed in their “getaway vehicle” – a Boston Whaler that they steered into the bay.

The couple has planned two honeymoons. The first was a two-and-a-half week trip to Fiji for surf and scuba diving, capped by a home stay with native Fijians in the Nausori Highlands.

The second is set for Aspen this winter.

To contact May to send info, insight or invites, e-mail: allthewaymaymay@hotmail.com


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