An ancient black walnut is on life support, timbered up to keep it standing tall.
At half past four in the afternoon, the chairs near the fountain facing the wooden chapel were filled.
Loved ones came from near and far. Santa Clarita to Chicago, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota.
Guests flew in from Germany and the bride's native Philippines to witness bona fide love.
|Glen Thompson, the groom's grandfather with daughter, Gayle|
The Reverend Lee Peppin officiated the lovely sand ceremony. Two vases of sand, each representing the bride and groom, were poured into a central vessel. As Gennina and Chris were separate people before they were married, when they were pronounced man and wife, they are now like the sand. Inseparable.
Mariachi Latino made the moment, serenading with perfectly tuned instruments.
A traditional disc jokey augmented the music with songs including a selection by the Zac Brown Band .
|John Nardone occasionally broke into song. Here he simply enjoys the company of his son, Rudy|
Two of my tablemates.