Jess and Sam all dressed up for the wedding
Heber and Jacki the happy couple
the arrival of the bride to the wedding march played on an electric guitar!
the amazing cakes and fountain at the front of the church
For the first time ever Jess and Sam went to bed at 11pm!!
We have just returned from cold grey damp Lima and were so excited to see blue skies and feel the sun in Cusco again!
We attended Jacki's wedding since we had the honour (along with Margaret Swires also from BMS) of being the padrinos, basically Godparents that help towards the cost of the wedding.
Jacki was one of the radicales who helped us get our church plant up and running this time last year and it was a joy to be involved in her wedding.
We were a little surprised to see that the altar had been decorated with many wedding cakes and Jacki's brother who led the music with his guitar at the front of the church was standing dangerously close to all the cakes!!
The ceremony was due to start at 6pm, it actually started around 7pm with a time of singing then at about 7.30 the groom and his mother entered to what sounded like some starwars music then we sang some more songs and at 8ish a page boy walked down the aisle carrying a bible, then the little page boy with the rings then bridesmaides and groomsmen made an arch with calla lilies and Jacki and her father arrived only 2 hours later than we were expecting to see the bride!
Jess and Sam were great even though it was well past their bedtime, they couldn't remember the last wedding we attended 2 years ago summer 2008 so it was very special for them. Jessica was hoping we would see water turned into wine, Samuel when he did sucumb to tiredness at about 9pm complained that the drummer wouldn't let him sleep and poor old Pastor Scott was very concerned about the fact that in the cold drafty church he couldn't feel his feet!
After the vows the bride and groom left for some photos, we had a few more songs ( the same ones we had already sung) then we moved the church chairs into a circle and when the bride and groom returned we had some nibbles, photos and speeches and a lemonade toast, including speeches from the padrinos!
The cooked meal was served at 10.30pm then at 11pm we took the bride and groom back with us all piled into Margaret's car which was decorated with flowers and we took them to a hotel for their wedding night!
God bless Heber and Jacki in their married life together!