There was a lot to prepare for.
Dogs needed washing,
floors were cleaned
and food was cooked in preparation for the big event.
This was a small miracle
considering Myra often burned everything she cooked,
including the water used to boil eggs.
Amazingly none of the authenic Thaindian food suffered any Cajan style blackening.
The couple opted for a small ceremony a little after sunset. Only their immediate family was invited.
Amanda was able to come in from Laurel Crossing and URock and she had so much to tell about her university years,
and of course, Naraj came from Pierce University. Ana Rayne insisted on a fancy outfit for the wedding, while everyone else, except for the bride and groom, reused older items. There was an empty chair in honor of Jadhira. Myra missed her mother, especially today. There was so much that she wished she could have told her mother.
Food for the wedding was handmade, including a tart to serve as the wedding cake, but Johan purchased a wedding cake. There was no way his little girl was having tart for her wedding.
Even though the couple had plans on paying for the wedding themselves, plans changed.
Johan had won an award for his stellar teaching at the university and it came with a modest prize.
He used that to rent some chairs and tables for the wedding as well as buy the couple's cake and wedding gifts.
Abel's parents chipped in and made sure their home was worthy as a wedding site and even purchased the couple's honeymoon.
They said their vows in a traditional manner
with all the flowers and kisses expected
and even had a brief fire ceremony as a nod to Myra's heritage through her mother.
After photos, they enjoyed plenty of food
before starting the beginning of the rest of their lives together.
Some outakes from the wedding
Some posed photos