Wedding Day

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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.

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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.

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Uncle James and his wife, Theresa arrived.  Here they are with Rosely’s son Harold and his wife Angelic.

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My brother and sister-in-law, Len and Carol, parents of the groom.

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Dayna and Mike, parents of the bride.

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The buses arrived.  We got on and headed to the winery.  Tables were all set for the reception.

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The scene was set for the ceremony.

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The sun was high and it was hot so we were given protection.

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The officiant, my brother, was in place.

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The groom, Jason, was waiting.

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Here comes the bride.

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Marissa read her vows.

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Jason reads his.

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It’s official.  You may now kiss the bride.

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Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Jason Hamera.

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Marissa’s parents.

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Jason’s parents.

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Both sets of parents.

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Hamera family:  Len, Carol, Marissa, Jason, Leonard (best man and Jason’s brother) and Melisa, Leonard’s wife.

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Aunt and uncle with the happy couple.

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The cake.

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Cutting and eating the cake.

Father/daughter dance.

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Mother/son dance.

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First dance.

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Party continued into the night.

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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.

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18 responses to “Wedding Day

  1. How fun and beautiful!
    I love the tables and the decorations!

  2. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos and our best wishes to the happy couple and the entire family 🙂

  3. Beautiful scene…and what a lovely couple. May they enjoy long and happy lives together. xo

  4. Looks like wonderful weather and a great wedding! Thanks for sharing.

  5. You captured the couple’s beautiful day in such a lovely way. I hope you share all of these beautiful photos and your writing with them.

  6. Wishing lots of love and happiness to the lovely couple!

  7. What a special day! Thanks for letting us be a part of it with your wonderful writing and pictures.

  8. What a beautiful day! I love the photo with the sun protection! Weddings make me cry, I love them so. (And wedding cake makes me very, very happy!)

  9. Unlike some wedding cakes I have had this one was really delicious.

  10. Lovely!!! I really like the idea of the parasols.

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