Marty, my assistant, and I arrived in Durham for the wedding of Lisa and Victor at about 2:45. The wedding was supposed to begin at 3:00 but Victor and his mother who had flown into Raleigh from Puerto Rico for the occasion were delayed in arriving for about 45 minutes. This was because Victor's 4 year old son, Victor, was not feeling well and they had to stop several times between Raleigh and Durham to take care of him. Thankfully, I did not have any other weddings that afternoon and was able to wait.
When they finally arrived, the guests were seated and we pinned the boutonniere on Victor and got started at 4:00. The room was packed with their family and friends who had very patiently waited for this ceremony. Balloons and streamers decorated the room and a lovely wedding cake awaited them. Lisa was escorted in by her father who transferred her hand into Victor's. During the ceremony we honored their parents and their children--Victor's two boys, Victor and Kevin, and Lisa's son, James. After the vows and rings, we had the sand ceremony but James refused to pour his sand and Kevin and Victor were too small. So, Victor and Lisa combined their sand then their sons' sand in the family unity sand ceremony. I made the pronouncement and they kissed as their guests cheered! It all turned out very well despite the unexpected delay and I know Lisa and Victor and their three sons are all very happy to be together as a family now. All the best to all of you!