I took a couple of weekends off for R&R and to attend a family reunion so my first wedding back "on the job" was for Lara and David. They contacted me in June about officiating their wedding in July 2009. Well, as time went by, they decided not to wait so long and rescheduled for August 7th of 2008 @ 10 AM.
I arrived for their wedding to find that David had partial knee replacement surgery a week before the wedding and was on crutches although he used a cane during the wedding for support. It was hot and muggy but we had a lovely wedding anyway.
David's three children, Jordan, Justus, and Jalon, and Lara's two children, Jenna and Sydney were all part of the wedding in front of the gazebo. They all looked like siblings and I had a hard time telling them apart! Lara's and David's parents were in attendance having traveled from Nevada and Massachusetts respectively to be with us on this very special day. Two violinists played lovely music as David, the children and I walked down the aisle followed by the entrance of our beautiful bride. We included the sand pouring ceremony which is a wonderful way for children to participate in the wedding and feel part of the ceremony. What a wonderful family!