rachel & nicolas

such a lovely event, the joining of rachel and nicolas in the holy union of marriage. they came from california, the midwest, and france. it was the first service i've attended where everything was announced in pairs: english and french.
they'd both waited a long time for this day, and made it their own in every way. instead of a matron of honor, rachel had her brother by her side as her 'man of honor'. dry eyes? not to be.

a lovely reception followed inside the winery
the french factions were plenty
the love of good american friends
"at last..."