We had a program as part of the reception which is something very popular in Canada, and having Canadian relatives, we had one as well. There were a few speeches, with fun stories about the couple. Priscilla and a few of her cousins sang a song about Naomi and Aaron written to the Davy Crocket tune. It was hilarious! If I can get a video clip of it we'll post it sometime. Aaron's brother was the Master of Ceremonies and did a great job. Here Naomi and Aaron are closing the program with thanks for those that helped.
Amos was really funny with the things he shared about both Aaron and Naomi. He also shared their story of how they met, got betrothed, etc. Naomi also threw the boquet as part of the program. All the girls 15 and older crowded in the front, and there were lots of them, and a 14 year old girl caught it!
Eating the cake. When Naomi was studying wedding customs, she found that in some culture somewhere, they actually break the cake over the brides head!
After the bridal party and parents / grandparents walked out, we showed a six minute slide show while Benjamin played piano. Not only was it a great slideshow but it gave the family time to "recover" and regroup for the receiving line. I'm not sure I've ever seen Naomi so happy! The couple was so fun to watch!
Lighting the candles. No, her veil didn't start on fire! Aaron blew the candle out for her.
Well, now that the wedding is over, Rebekah's family and the P. family from Illinois stayed up here for the week. We haven't taken a lot of pictures but we'll post some when we have time. Thanks for all you nice comments about the wedding! Naomi did pretty much all the planning herself - her final test she told me! I would say she passed with flying colors!