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First Daoist wedding held at Fall City

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Sifu Johann Sasynuik performed the first Daoist wedding in Fall City on a sunny Saturday afternoon, May 17, on the banks of the Raging River.

A Daoist Abbott of Fu Shan Guan, Sasynuik wed Adam and Liam Casey Wolfe at the Kung Fu Club of Fall City.

A Daoist wedding altar includes a wooden comb for calming the spirit, a red thread to bind the couple together, a sword for separating all previous ties, rice for prosperity and spirit money to invoke the assistance of one's ancestors.

Sifu Sasynuik has been performing weddings since 2008.

Above, the Daoist wedding altar includes many symbolic items.

 

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