What a beautiful day it turned out to be for this wedding on Keuka Lake. Both John and Corie are from out of state, but they decided to celebrate their special day at the Lakeside Restaurant with just some close friends and family. It was beautiful!
John and Corie also did this neat wine ceremony instead of the traditional unity candle.
A good wine, like a good marriage, is the result of many years of hard work. There is the unhurried nurturing of the vine and tender care of the grape, thoughtful mix of ingredients, patient fermenting — yielding the unique flavors of each passing year.
So let this first glass of wine that you taste together celebrate all that has brought you to this moment, expressing hope and faith in the commitments you have made here today. And let it symbolize for you how sharing the partnership of marriage not only doubles the sweetness of life, but also lightens the burden of its bitterness by half.
Someone was getting pretty tired out, but what a sweet face!