Christy and Michael are so in love! I don't know how many handkerchiefs were used during the ceremony: tears of joy, tears of hope, tears of faith. We felt so honored to be part of this amazing evening.
The bride and groom decided to be traditional and not see each other before the ceremony.
Christy and her maid of honor, Leslie, were in good spirits while they awaited the start of the ceremony.
Kent and I felt so fortunate to be able to officiate together. (It doesn't happen that often and we were delighted.) We vicariously affirm our vows to each other while we celebrate the joy of the couple.
I always enjoy when couples share thoughts about each other before the vows. I think it is my favorite part of the ceremony. (We help with this part if couples' wish.)
As with all weddings, parents and siblings were most happy.
The creation of the ceremony is a very cooperative experience. Michael, Christy and I decided on the lighting of candles to reflect the principles of marriage they believed in. Seven qualities were selected. Siblings and cousins were invited to each present the quality and light a candle before Christy and Michael unified them all by lighting the central candle.
Yes, tears flowed, hearts were brimming, and smiles abounded as congratulations were offered by Christy's folks.
After the ceremony, the marriage certificate was signed after a few couple's photos were taken and the cocktail hour was in progress.
Sunny days are in the forecast for Michael and Christy. If a few showers do occur, they will be prepared!
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