The day of the wedding, Sunday, finally arrived. The first bus left for the winery at 2:30 so we had the morning to ourselves. We found a church nearby so that we could go to Mass that morning. After Mass we just decided to sit and relax until it was time to get ready. I must admit that I really don’t remember when I wore a jacket and tie last.
Anyway, we got ready and headed down to the lobby around 2:00. People were starting to gather. Here’s Kathy with Rosely and Foster, our niece’s aunt and mother.
This lucky lady standing next to Kathy won a trip from Africa to attend the wedding. Melisa’s uncle James ran a contest at work with the winner receiving a trip to the wedding and a visit to the U.S. The woman next to me is Theresa, a sister to Rosely and Foster.
Uncle James and his wife, Theresa arrived. Here they are with Rosely’s son Harold and his wife Angelic.
My brother and sister-in-law, Len and Carol, parents of the groom.
Dayna and Mike, parents of the bride.
The buses arrived. We got on and headed to the winery. Tables were all set for the reception.
The scene was set for the ceremony.
The sun was high and it was hot so we were given protection.
The officiant, my brother, was in place.
The groom, Jason, was waiting.
Here comes the bride.
Marissa read her vows.
Jason reads his.
It’s official. You may now kiss the bride.
Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Jason Hamera.
Both sets of parents.
Hamera family: Len, Carol, Marissa, Jason, Leonard (best man and Jason’s brother) and Melisa, Leonard’s wife.
Aunt and uncle with the happy couple.
Cutting and eating the cake.
Party continued into the night.
Needless to say, we are so happy and proud of Jason and Marissa and wish them a long happy life together. May their love for each other continue to grow through good times and rough times.