A hundred people were invited to the wedding! Where will they sit? Surely not on the blackberry covered hillside above the shrine! Oh yes they will!
Everybody played a part. Byasa worked out that terracing the hillside could provide enough space and Daiva created those terraces with his giant machinery.
Sahadev and Byasa planned out a temporary wooden retaining wall. We had help from the Laurelwood interns and held a big seva day to prepare the site. Stairs were put in, paths were cut, the retaining wall built, some of our plantings had to be moved and a truckload of bark was spread over the seating areas.
We obtained a huge bale of hay to spread over the part of the field people would have to walk over and the farmer agreed to let us use the field as a parking lot so visitors could reach the site.
A hundred folding chairs found places to be with great views of the shrine. Byasa made a golden arch with hanging pictures of the masters to add to the shrine and on the rainy morning of the wedding Shraddha Williams decorated the shrine and created a beautiful altar out of it.
The wedding went off perfectly; you might say magically. The rain was replaced with sunshine and a beautiful rainbow formed in the distance. A wonderful time was had by all who attended (about 90 people).