Wedding: Winders-Tausig |

Wedding: Winders-Tausig

Jennifer “Rhi” Winders and Jay Tausig (at right) were married June 21 during a “Merriage on Planet Mirth” ceremony. The “Planet Mirth” was created with an intergalactic-thrift-store-chic decor at the beautiful Papa Bear’s Lodge on Lake Vera Road in Nevada City, with a woodland creatures in outer space theme.

The bride’s mother, Barbara Daubenschmidt, facilitated her hatching out of a cosmic egg, while Jay emerged from a giant pyramidial pod with the help of friend Melanie Schlossberg, dressed as a “Universal Bee-ing.” Father of the bride, Ed Winders, and brother of the bride, Eric Winders, made special appearances as childhood characters of Rhi’s family, offering a skit where her father challenged the groom to a poetic duel for the bride’s giving away.

Rings were tattooed by the groom during the ceremony’s wedding sting.

Minister Remi Lindsey officiated over the couple’s “Collision of Intention” vows and their “Exchanging of Wings.” Thanks to Karin Meadows for her costuming prowess; Serena Hallowell, Tasha Dominguez and James Johansing for their musical contribution to the couples’ “Dance of the Atmospheric Spider,” as the couple donned a spider costume built for two for their final Weaving Line.

Guests costumed in whimsical tails, wings, horns and antennae enjoyed a potluck-picnic lunch, music by the guests themselves, and a ongoing game of giant beach ball play, with the Solar System and the Planet Mirth starring.

The bride is the daughter of Ed Winders and Barbara Daubenschmidt, and originally from Burnt Hills, N.Y. with ties to Syracuse, N.Y. and Wilmington, N.C. She is currently a social worker with adolescents, poet, closet filmmaker, and children’s yoga instructor.

The groom is the son of Anne and Warren Tausig, originally from the Bronx, N.Y. He lives life as a musician as well as a visual and tattoo artist.

The couple reside in Nevada City. They plan to enjoy an ongoing honeymoon on the Planet Mirth. Photos are available at

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