Saturday, August 23, 2014

August 23rd, A Day of Celebration Twofold!!:)

There are some days that I have the honor and privilege of officiating not one, but two wedding ceremonies! Today was such a day!:) Last week, Perla and I started chatting on Facebook about her and Christian's wanting to do a nice simple ceremony very soon. We decided that the perfect place for their personal ceremony would be at Oquirrh Lake. One of my favorite spots in the valley so I love to share it with my couples getting married! Earlier this week, Wayne called me from Arizona and said his son and his daughter-in-law recently did a private wedding ceremony in Sedona and would love to have a renewal of vows in front of their family here in Utah. This celebration would be held at the groom's mother's home. Both of these ceremonies would be outdoor events! During this last week, Mother Nature has been playing tricks with August weather! Rain almost every day and two couples planning outdoor weddings with really no back-up plans! This morning, it was beautiful weather, clear skies and warmer than it has been all week! YAY! A good sign! Justin and Heather's celebration was scheduled for 3pm and Christian and Perla's wedding was scheduled for 5pm. It started with downpour rain around 1:30pm, 2:00pm. Yikes! It luckily stopped raining and blue skies right in time for the celebration to start at 3pm as planned!:) It was a beautiful celebration as they re-affirmed their vows they had spoken to each other during the ceremony in Sedona! I added a little of my own words about a true marriage being an act of transformation, a creation and rebirth as two lives blend together to become one!:)As the reception was starting, so did the rain showers again! The cake got a little wet! By 4:45pm, there were blue skies once again, just in time for Christian and Perla's wedding on the lake! It was a wedding ceremony to remember for Christian and Perla! As I spoke my words, their witness translated them into Spanish so everyone could enjoy and celebrate as Christian and Perla took their vows to each other on the fishing dock of Oquirrh Lake! We were definitely a sight for the passersby at the lake tonight! There were at least 20 of us standing on the fishing dock for Christian and Perla's very unique wedding! Justin & Heather and Christian & Perla, thank you for giving me the honor and privilege of being part of your days of celebration! I love you all always and forever, Dear Friends!!:)
Congratulations and Best Wishes, Justin & Heather, 8/23/2014!!
Congratulations and Best Wishes, Christian & Perla, 8/23/2014!!

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