The moment is here and the procession is off and moving down the slope into the chapel area with Zack and Gary going first...
Zack and Gary get things kicked off
Ready to go... The Mom's begin with the Unity Candles
Lighting the Unity Candle
Did You Know? - The lighting of a unity candle is a relatively recent addition to the traditional wedding ceremony, most popular in the United States. The unity candle ceremony uses two taper candles with a large pillar candle (called the "unity candle") in the center. At the beginning of the wedding ceremony, a representative from each family (usually the mothers of the bride and groom) light the two taper candles. Later in the ceremony (usually after the formal vows), the bride and groom use the two taper candles to light the large pillar (unity) candle together.
Often a unity candle is decorated with the wedding invitation, an inscription, a picture of the couple, or other ornamentation. The candles are almost always white. The lighting ceremony may be accompanied by special music, an explanation of the symbolism, or just some period of mutual gazing by the happy couple. In some circles, it is customary for the couple to save the unity candle and relight it on anniversaries.
Oops... The breeze provides a challenge
The Brides Maids are in place
The Grooms Men made it!
Our Lilly was the flower girl and she did fine
Right on cue...
The guests are awaiting the beautiful bride
"Beautiful bride? I know her!"
Gary escorts our magnificent bride down the aisle
All we could say was WOW!
A proud moment for us parents and grandparents
Gary does not look nervous at all!
Glad Becca is there to hold him upright
The vows are exchanged
A beautiful couple
The Mom's look fantastic
It brought tears to our eyes
"Bouquet please... I am ready to walk!"
Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Lind!
Away they go!
It is getting dark... We head up to the reception...
The preacher was excellent
Our first decision as a couple... What pictures do we want?
A picture in the chapel
...with Miss Lilly
What do you think?
"I like it"
Mitch and Jeanette... Parents of the Groom
Jeanette and son Connor