|The Living Wall at Promise Ridge, original painting by Heather Arak|
With a love story and history spanning over two decades, a twist on the Shared Cup of Life ritual was the perfect fit. The Shared Cup ritual was woven into many parts of the ceremony, with wine being added as their love story was recounted and later by each of their boys. And they used the same champagne, Veuve Clicquot, that they had toasted to their future with Heather’s grandparents in her childhood home, when they announced their plans to marry.
|Benny wanted to escort his mother down the aisle, both boys had mini bouquets.|
|When Heather had arrived, and the whole family assembled, Nathan tied all of the bouquets together.|
|Mika with the family bouquet.|
|Benny prepares the family Shared Cup.|
Benny’s Promise Ridge Address
One score and three days ago
My parents made the world a better place
By promising to eat cake
To never lie to each other
To fall asleep with each other
And never be separated.
They made children, they feed us,
We hug each other
And they kiss each other on the lips.
Now we are engaged in a great marriage,
Testing whether these two will have a good life...
I think they love us and we will always be together.
Twenty years ago Nathan stomped on and broke a glass after he and Heather sealed their vows with a kiss. This time, after their kiss, they invited their sons, Mika and Benny to also break a glass. And just like Benny predicted in his address, there was kissing on the lips...and cake. Mazel Tov HNmb!
Photographer || Jeremie Barlow Photography
Celebrant || Alisa Tongg Celebrant
Flowers and Garland || Allium Floral Design