The ‘huppah’ – under which the ceremony was conducted – derives from the tent of Abraham and Sarah, and is open on four sides welcoming all from the north, south, east and west. It’s rustic fragility, a reminder that the home is found not in strength of fabric but in the strength of hearts within
The ‘something old and something new’ was also well epitomised in the setting – with the ceremony taking place in a natural amphitheatre, surrounded by recent vineyard plantings amidst ancient oaks, which give the area its name – “El Paso de Robles” – The Place of the Oaks.
Rabbi Janice officiated with Sophie’s family friend, Fr Paul joining her, and thus bringing an Australian presence and Catholic gift to the ritual celebration.The Marriage Ceremony of Elliott and Sophie (1 minute 55 seconds video)
Photo AlbumsCLICK HERE to view on GOOGLE+ PHOTO ALBUM – WEDDING C E R E M O N Y To my mind, the best viewing of the photos is on these Google+ Albums.
PICASA WEB ALBUM – WEDDING CEREMONY. This Album can be viewed on Desktops.
|Sophie and Elliott’s Wedding Ceremony|
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PICASA WEB ALBUM – GUESTS. This Album can be viewed on Desktops
|Guests – Sophie and Elliott Wedding|
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Videos of the Wedding Service
The Kiddush – sharing the first cup of wine. The Gratitude Blessing (1 minute video)
The Nuptial Blessing – Fr Paul (1 min 39 secs video)
Exchange of Vows (2 mins video)
The Homily – Fr Paul (4 mins 45 secs)
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The Seven Wedding Blessings – by Rabbi Janice (3 mins 9 secs)
The Priestly Blessing – Rabbi Janice sings in Hebrew with responsive English by Fr Paul (1 min 9 secs)
Breaking of the Glass – and Irish Blessing (1 min 37 secs)
First Dance (48 secs)
Hava Nagila – and Chairs! (1 min 35 secs)