Their ceremony mixed personal memories with American Indian traditions. It all started with the readings. The couple included song lyrics from the first concert they attended, a Shel Silverstein poem and a reading of the poem “How Falling in Love Is Like Owning a Dog” by Gina’s father. “Everyone was in tears,” she says. To incorporate Mike’s Passamaquoddy heritage, they also had a handfasting ceremony using sweet grass and ribbon.