July 15th, 1999
Bob Weir weds Natascha Muenter in Mill Valley
Mill Valley, CA
Robert Hall Weir, guitarist for the Grateful Dead, Ratdog, and The Other Ones, married Natascha Muenter today in a private ceremony in Mill Valley, CA. Bob and Natascha are the parents of Shala Monet Weir, a daughter born to them during the Xmas '97 holidays.
The ceremony, held near Weir's house in Mill Valley, was officiated by a Tibetan monk, who spoke of "the discipline of marriage." Bobby was in a formal kilt, and his best man was John Barlow, who remarked "I never thought I'd see this day!"
The wedding was a very small affair; Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Steve Parish, and Ramrod were among the attendees. Natascha held Shala Monet in her arms during much of the ceremony.
After the wedding, the party retired to Weir's house for a Vegan dinner. The reception was held at the Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, with the the newlyweds arriving in a horsedrawn carriage. The Dave Ellis Quartet provided the music (Dave Ellis on reeds, Jeff Chimenti on keyboards, Peter Barshay on bass, Deszon Claiborne on drums) for the reception. A jazzy version of "Terrapin Station" was rousingly received by the guests. Others in attendance included Wavy Gravy walking his fish, all the members of Ratdog, Bobby Cochran, Eileen and Cassidy Law, Cameron Sears, Peter Coyote, Deborah Koons, and Vince Welnick.
Wishing them all the best,
Photos courtesy of Susana Millman
Natascha and Bobby arrive at the reception, from their horse-drawn carriage.
Bob's Father, Best Man John Barlow, Bobby and Natascha
And finally, a toast! Some familiar faces indeed.
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