The Wedding

What a beautiful wedding weekend in Porterville from the rehearsal dinner to breakfast the next morning. I don't think I could be more proud: their choice in each other, their adventure together, their faith and friendship and love for each other.

The day was bright, the sun shining on 200 guests at Hummingbird Hollow, between Porterville and Terra Bella. About a quarter mile off the road and set in the middle of orange groves, the pole barn is the perfect rustic setting for tuxes and gowns, white lights and flowers. Sun, full moon, sunset, snow capped sierras all made it a beautiful day.
They chose the service from the Book of Common Prayer. "This is my solemn vow..." is how they ended each of their vows to each each other. The prayers, scripture readings and statements are so beautifully rich and express a heartfelt commitment to marriage.

There were two great surprises. Brendan singing "You Make Me Feel So Young" for the mother and son dance, and the choreographed lip-synch performed by the groomsmen, which should show up on YouTube soon!

Weddings are opportunities to see the blessing of family and friends who have shaped our family. Grandparents, aunts and uncles, childhood friends, pastors, friends from different church families all together for one day.

I'm full.


  1. You all look so happy - a new daughter-in-law what a blessing. Sherianne is a gorgeous bride! Wish them all my best

  2. Yeah!!! so wonderful to hear your reflections as a DAD!! you have been to so many weddings as a pastor, sweet to hear your heart for your boy and his new wife!


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