Bless this marriage, O’ God, as Kathryn and Fernando continue their journey down the road of life together. We don’t know what lies ahead for the road turns and bends but help them to make the best of whatever comes their way.
Help them to realize that if they hold onto each other, they will know that things have a way of working out for the good.
But most of all, dear God, help them to keep lit the torch of love that they now share in their hearts so that by their loving example they may pass on the light of love to their children, families, friends, and all people with whom they share this journey of life.
Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness,
for each of you will be a companion to the other.
Now you are two persons,
but there’s only one life before you.
May beauty surround you both in the
journey ahead and through the years.
May happiness be your companion
and your days together be good and long upon the Earth.
We set up a couple of tables in the shade garden. One of the tables was my grandmother's. The white table cloth on the left was given to me by Claudia a few years ago and the table cloth on the right came from my friend's Pieter and Maureen. They brought it back from Germany last summer as a thank you gift for taking care of their cats. Both table cloths are beautifully embroidered with a flower motif.
Each person received a little wooden spool that was from one of my grandmother's sewing tins. I pulled off the old thread and wrapped some pretty floral bookmaking paper. I closed each one with a ribbon and button. I designed the top with our names and the date.
Fernando baked this gluten free cake (his sister is gluten intolerant) with freshly crushed hazelnuts and orange. We decorated the cake with a light whip cream frosting, sweet little wax flowers, and a sunflower. Isn't it darling?
Thank you for stopping by to check out our wedding photos.
Special thanks to the following:
Claudia Gray - Photography