The ritual diving their love shone like the center diamond in a ring surrounded by other stories of love.
At the reception, the tables were marked by placards that the couple chose to make a donation to the American Cancer Society in the bride's late father's name in lieu of favors to the guests.
The groom's parents glow in approval of the new pairing. They should know a thing or two about what it takes for a successful marriage. Since photo's don't lie- they have been married 47 years- John II was 5 and Trisha was 3 when they "tied" the knot.
I hope the young couple enjoys the gift my husband and I sent as much as I enjoyed wrapping it.
It is always awkward for the receiver when a gift cannot be matched the the giver. To help the couple out, our card is therefore inside the wrapping- my business card is inside the main gift.
The reception table centerpieces were perfect. The colors of the flowers matched colors which burst with autumn joy.
The bouquet cascaded with abundance from artful iron perches, high enough for the table guests to speak comfortably to each other.
I was fortunate to be seated with Art and Carol Herrera. Their son Randy will be home from Europe in February for a wedding of his own.
Art and Carol and Trisha and John go way back. As newlyweds with apartments in Whittier and both husbands in law enforcement, this is the type of couple every newly married should have. Someone to be with you through thick and thin. Who will know your secrets, but never spread them. Someone to laugh with you. Cry with you. Pray for you.
Also at my table were Judy Duvall and Edda Gahm.
As they wave goodbye, I would like to thank the young couple for allowing us to share this moment of your joy.
You did this right. We pray for your continued happiness as you grow old together.