Dylan, aged 3, was their Ring Bearer and also did a stellar job. You can see him in the last picture with everyone in the wedding party.
Olivia and Jonathan chose the poem 'Love' by Roy Croft to be read at their ceremony. One line I especially love is the line 'you are helping me to make out of the works of my everyday not a reproach, but a song.' For some couples this poem holds special meaning, the couples who are intentional in their commitment to grow their love through all that life brings their way. Jonathan and Olivia are that kind of couple. I admire that in them.
Olivia and Jonathan chose the vows, 'I take you to be my wife/husband, to love and to cherish, to honor and to comfort you, to stand by you in sorrow and in joy, to be both your lover and your closest friend.' Then they completed a sand ceremony honoring that their lives are now inextricably joined.
After ending the ceremony with the Lord's Prayer, I invited them to share their first kiss as husband and wife.
Then joyfully presented them to their family and friends for the first time as a married couple.
I loved the way they kept their ceremony simple and low key, yet also elegant and uniquely them. Brandon, Olivia's brother was their DJ, and as I left the food was coming out from the kitchen and the barbecue so that everyone could dig in.
I loved marrying these two and wish them all the happiness in the world.