Beckee and Daniel were married in March, and I posted about it here. At the time I promised a follow-up post with some of the official photographs (rather than the ones Judy and I took with our phones). Well, here it is, sorry for the delay.
As I mentioned before, the wedding was held at the Garfield Park Conservatory, which provided a tropical ambiance despite the frigid weather outside.
The conservatory is one of the creations of my hero Jens Jensen, though I don’t think that figured into the kids’ choice of venue.
Here’s the wedding party. Minimum height for groomsmen was 6′ 2″, though a waiver was granted for Daniel’s friend Andrew. Just kidding.
Family of the bride. The couple, and their respective families, share a good sense of humor.
The newly united families.
Judy and I watching the preparations.
The K’tuvah, or marriage contract.
Signing the contract.
Walking down the aisle.
Followed by Beckee and her parents, Henry and Gloria.
Ready for the ceremony.
The wedding was officiated by a friend, also named Daniel. This Daniel teaches religion at university, specializing in Jewish studies. While not actually a rabbi, he could play one very convincingly on TV. He did an admirable job with the ceremony.
The couple exchanged personal vows and received blessings read by the wedding guests.
The ceremony closes with the smashing of a glass. This is usually interpreted as a commemoration of the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans, but the officiating Daniel had an alternative explanation.
It’s official, they’re married!
First dance as a married couple.
Father and daughter.
Mother and son.
Three aunties and a grandma.
You know that thing where the bride and groom get lifted up while sitting in chairs?
It’s actually not as easy as it sounds.
Fortunately, everyone landed safely.
Looking at these wedding photos (I’ve gone through them several times) is very gratifying. We are so delighted to have added a new daughter and a new host of relatives to our family. And dare I add, perhaps there will be some new little additions in the not-too-distant future.