Natalie and Dale emailed me on January 23rd to see if they could get married in my wedding garden--soon. We settled on January 30th at 3:00 in the afternoon, just one week later. As Natalie put it "we are way beyond the big white dress wedding" and were inviting just a few close family members.
After Jim gave his blessing on behalf of Natalie's family, Dale and Natalie turned and faced each other.
The view from my upper deck. The garden is still quite green despite it being January.
I welcomed everyone, recognized each person there, then remembered those that could not be with us followed by a prayer and some words on love and marriage. Natalie and Dale both love dancing and had admired each other from afar until they literally met on the dance floor and became dance partners. It was only natural that their affection blossomed into a soft comfortable kind of love they celebrate this day.
After the vows they exchanged rings. Dale places Natalie's ring on her finger.
The pronouncement of marriage!
That sparked the laughter from everyone!
Introducing them to their families!