Our guitarist, Dave Spencer, had arrived and set up his music stand and began tuning up.
Matt arrived and we got him "wired" up for sound!Set The Date Wedding Planning, was dashing around getting everyone where they were supposed to be to process in.
The groomsmen with Eric and his parents, Tracey and David, await the signal to begin. I know these guys were sweltering in those suits!
To begin the ceremony, Matt and I walked forward from the back of the pergola to the top.
Eric escorted his parents in then joined Josh (best man), Matt and me at the top of the steps.
Awaiting the bridesmaids and groomsmen......
The first couple.
Then our maid of honor Marifel is escorted in by groomsman David.
Our handsome guys!
Such pretty colors and such beautiful women. The beautiful bouquets were furnished by Maggie Smith of PineState Flowers.
Amelia, our flower girl, blows bubbles and is followed by the ring bearer carried by his father! Our photographer Stephanie Smith gets a picture of them.
Paul and Anecita proudly present their beautiful daughter Marie to be joined in marriage with Eric.
And so Matt began with a welcome to all. Then I led everyone in prayer.
Then we blessed and thanked their parents for their love and support throughout Marie and Eric's lives.
Marifel, being a dutiful maid of honor, stepped forth and fanned some fresh air on our bride.
They make their promises of marriage to each other and seal them with their rings.
Eric went first, then Marie. They read their vows from my book where the words were facing them.
I delivered a closing blessing.
Then invited them to look at their guests who had come from near and far to celebrate with them.
The legal pronouncement of marriage!
Great kiss, Eric!!
"Hey, we are married!"
Matt presented the newlyweds to their guests and the bride and groom stepped into their future!
Everyone is cheering them on!
The parents recessed together, now joined by their children's marriage!