Greeting us when we arrived was this sign.
The white pews were in semi-circular fashion facing the center where the ceremony would take place.
The other set of pews.Anything Music, had already set up and was waiting on me to plug my microphone into his system and do a sound check. He is wonderful to work with and the sound was perfect for the ceremony.
A silver candelabra topped this wooden post.
Many of the posts were topped with little statues of Buddha and many guests were dressed in Indian garb.
Out of the woods and back toward the meadow area where the building and the pretty lake with fountain are.
This is a really old log home beautifully restored.
Christina's parents are from Holland and bought this estate and have transformed it into a wedding venue.
A tent was in place for the reception. Love the rattan chairs and the purple satin table cloths!
The caterer was Kabab and Curry and a wonderful menu of Indian food, one of my favorites.
It was my pleasure to meet Chris, Christina's father and owner of Het Landhuis.
And Indian goddess of sorts!
This one looks like a Chinese dragon!
This bowl was to be sounded with three chimes to signal the beginning of the ceremony.
The guests have found their way and are seated and waiting.
Here comes Christina!
Here comes Tenita and I have taken my place and invited the guests to stand in honor of the brides.
They get closer and closer!
They must have practiced this walk to make sure they got to the center at the same time!
The ceremony began with a welcome to all who had traveled to be with them.
So I asked them to look at each other as if they were speaking to each other as I read the poem.
They made their vows to each other.
Then I removed the cord for the exchange of rings which symbolically replaced the cord.Elizabeth Thorp, realized the dilemma and she is offering hers. I quickly pulled two rings off my left hand and the ceremony continued as if nothing was wrong!
And so Christina and Tenita were married with my rings which amazingly fit them perfectly!
Before the pronouncement of marriage, we had a blessing for the brides.
Ahh, almost there!
I really had fun pronouncing these two sweet women married.
They chose to be pronounced wife and wife.
And they sealed their union with their first kiss as a married couple!
Yay! We did it!
I scooted over to their mothers and retrieved their bouquets.
Honored guests, it my delight to present to you for the first time, the newlyweds, Christina and Tenita!
And away they go for photographs!
They finally made it to the top. We sent Tenita's brother to the house to get their rings.
Elizabeth and her second shooter got some great shots of the brides in this sweeping meadow.
The rings arrived and we had a little private ceremony as they placed their real rings on each other's fingers.