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!