Sunday, September 20, 2015

We Had a Wedding (part 1)

*sigh*

I found the wedding beautiful. Not quite sure how to put it into words...

We were blessed by friends and family who stepped up to help put things in place at the park, to decorate, do hair and make up, and put together a bridal bouquet and corsages. In spite of not knowing what in the world we were doing, everything fell into place and I have a few new heroes on my favorite list.

Every wedding is unique. Rather than a long gown, Hannah chose a simple knee length dress and it was adorable. We were blessed with summer temperatures, a calm lake, and a quiet, all but deserted park. The guests were wonderfully varied and I smiled when after the ceremony the bride and groom were introduced first in English by my son Ben, and then in Spanish by Sergio's brother Carlos.


Rather than a unity candle, the new couple decided to symbolize their union by pouring sands of different colors into a picture box. Hannah had tried to find something suitable in the store, but in the end her dad ended up building one and that was pretty special in and of itself. I'd not yet seen this done at a wedding, but Hannah and Sergio had been to one last year where the bride and groom did this but that couple added a third color of sand poured by the bride's young child.

Ben's girlfriend Morgan took these ceremony photos and I was blessed to watch and listen without being distracted, but I have to admit, I had a hard time sharing my camera.
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7 comments:

  1. She took some really nice photos though! The day certainly couldn't have been more perfect weatherwise!

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  2. Oh Martha! What a lovely day!
    Hannah looks gorgeous♥️
    No rain or hurricane force winds on Lake Ontario?
    Phew!
    Good thing you didn't plan it for Lake Erie! Hahaha!
    Congrats to the happy couple!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Gosh...the date of your post just appeared!
      Thank goodness it was on Sunday....

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    2. Actually, it was on Friday and the weather was perfect. It didn't get cold or rain until Saturday and then we filled up the house with our kids and grandkids for the day. So much fun!
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  3. It was a beautiful wedding. I loved the simplicity of it...and yet it was so elegant.

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    1. Yes. That sums it up perfectly.
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