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.

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As I mentioned before, the wedding was held at the Garfield Park Conservatory, which provided a tropical ambiance despite the frigid weather outside.

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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.

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Here’s the wedding party. Minimum height for groomsmen was 6′ 2″, though a waiver was granted for Daniel’s friend Andrew. Just kidding.

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Family of the bride. The couple, and their respective families, share a good sense of humor.

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The newly united families.

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Judy and I watching the preparations.

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The K’tuvah, or marriage contract.

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Signing the contract.

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Walking down the aisle.

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Followed by Beckee and her parents, Henry and Gloria.

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Ready for the ceremony.

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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.

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Exchanging rings.

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The couple exchanged personal vows and received blessings read by the wedding guests.

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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.

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It’s official, they’re married!

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First dance as a married couple.

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Father and daughter.

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Mother and son.

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Three aunties and a grandma.

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You know that thing where the bride and groom get lifted up while sitting in chairs?

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It’s actually not as easy as it sounds.

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Fortunately, everyone landed safely.

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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.

23 Comments on “More Wedding Pictures”

  1. Thanks for sharing these special photos. They made me smile. The conservatory is a wonderful setting, and it looks like everyone had a great time! Congrats to the couple and their families, and best wishes for a long and happy marriage.

  2. Lovely to see the wedding photos, and everyone looks so happy and relaxed! I love the idea of having it in a conservatory, full of plants and flowers, and nice and warm too….perfect. I bet it took you and Judy a while to come down to planet earth after such an event, we felt as if we were in a dream for a few days after our daughter’s wedding. A big congratulations to you and Judy, and of course to the bride and groom.

  3. Gives me hope for your country Jason .. to see such a happy and diverse, blended family.
    The pictures are beautiful and everyone looks very excited for the future of this couple.
    That sense of humor is going to be a mainstay in their lives .. it will get them through some tough spots with smiles on their faces.
    Pitter patter of little feet to come, when they are ready !
    Congratulation indeed !

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