Today Marty and I arrived at the home of Jason and Michelle to officiate their small intimate wedding. They wanted a religious ceremony that would include Michelle's two children, William and Samantha, and Jason's two children, Connor and Cecelia, so I suggested the family unity sand ceremony. Michelle told me that the children were very excited and eager to be in the wedding. They called upon their friends, Brian Mullins, a professional photographer, and his wife, Ginger Mullins, a make-up artist, to be a part of the wedding and serve as their two witnesses. They had a pretty little cake with a motorcycle on top, the significance of what, I never learned. Must have been the boys idea!
We had the ceremony in front of the fireplace in their lovely home. The kids were amazing! They are so close in age to each other and already look like brothers and sisters. The little girls, Samantha and Cecelia, were dressed in identical colorful polka-dot dresses with little white shrugs. The boys were in identical shorts and shirts. They stood attentively listening to the ceremony but I could tell they were anxious to get to the sand pouring routine! After the sand ceremony I pronounced Michelle and Jason husband and wife and the whole bunch an official family unit. After the wedding Brian and Ginger signed the license and we got to the task of taking photos to record this special occasion.