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The Wedding Was Lovely

Posted on | December 21, 2020 | 2 Comments

I’d love to show you photos of the wedding, but the couple asked that no one post pictures — our crappy cellphone photos — and instead wait until the professional photographer’s work was available. So I’ll have to make do with words to describe the lovely ceremony in the ornate lobby of the Morris Performing Arts Center. The ceremony was bilingual, with the bride’s Ecuadoran grandfather, a pastor, performing the ceremony in Spanish, translated by a cousin. You could tell that the pastor deeply cherishes his oldest granddaughter, and the effect of his matrimonial sermon was to convey what an awesome duty my son has taken upon himself in marrying her, as he will be held to the highest standards.

The reception was at the equally ornate Palais Royale ballroom, where I’m told that Frank Sinatra once performed back in the day. Dinner was exquisite, with a “surf-and-turf” combination of filet mignon and broiled salmon as the entree. And I suppose it would not violate the rules to share one photo from the reception.


That’s the newlywed couple, with our youngest daughter Reagan on the left and son Jefferson, the best man, on the right. It was good to have the family together for the weekend, even amid a pandemic. We must now load up the van for the long ride home, while the newlyweds travel to a tropical destination for a long honeymoon and get started on that most valuable endeavor, i.e., supplying us with more grandchildren.



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