Gemma contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I could officiate hers and Ed's wedding that would include her two children and Ed's son. Of course I told her about the sand ceremony kids love so much because they get to pour their own sand that is so symbolic for them of family unity. Sounded great to her so she had Ed drop by the contract and a check for my fee and I started putting a ceremony together for them. I emailed it to Gemma and Ed for their review and changes. Gemma told me that she cried when she read the ceremony I sent them and it was perfect just the way it was! Gemma's brother and his wife have a gorgeous home in N. Raleigh with a little gazebo attached to the left side of the front porch which was the perfect setting for their wedding. The wind was blowing a bit but calmed down as Gemma's father escorted her in. The wedding ceremony proceeded with their closest family members and friends gathered around. Their children who are 8, 16 and 20 poured their sand after Ed and Gemma poured theirs. It was so pretty with all the layers of colors of sand. After the license was signed and all the photos taken, Marty and I departed for the next wedding at Umstead Park. All the best to you and your family, Gemma and Ed!