Our Wedding was a fabulous event. We hope that the pictures below can provide a small glimpse into the fun, joy and special emotions that we had during the entire day. The vast majority of the pictures were taken by our wonderful and talented photographers: Judith Anderson and Joe Broccardo. Please visit the wedding help page for their contact information. We also included some special pictures that our friends and families took and sent to us. Thanks to everyone for their memorable contributions to our wedding.
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The preparations during the wedding day were an event in and of itself. Jana and Marc did not see each other since the night before, but our photographers captured some great moments. Jana got dressed with Nicky's help in the bride's room at the top of the Destiny. Anke and our flowergirl Leoni arrived shortly thereafter to dress Leoni. Jana's family was there to show their support and happiness for Jana.
Marc arrived at the docks and had to wait where he could not see the boat. While waiting, he received a special gift from his bride. She had purchased him "wedding socks" with pictures of a bride and a groom, rings, and most importantly the words "I do" - should he forget.
The ceremony was held in front of the big glass windows at the stern of the Destiny. Jana walked half-way towards Marc, and we then walked down the aisle together. Our officiant, Phil Bradley, provided a very emotional and moving, but also fun ceremony. When we spoke our vows the setting sun peeked out from the clouds to provide the glowing support for our marriage. After Phil pronounced us husband of wife, we were showered with love and rose petals from our guests. We then signed our marriage certificate and were immediately congratulated by our immediate families.
The Happy Couple
After the ceremony, we took many pictures at the bow and on the top of the yacht. The following is a small sample of the pictures we took that evening during sunset.
Our wedding was a truly memorable experience, but it would have been much less without the presence of our families and friends. It meant a lot to us that so many of you came from near and far to celebrate with us. We want to thank all of our guests again for coming to our wedding. We are blessed that you came to witness the joining of our lives.
The following pictures were taken by some of our friends. If you have pictures that you took during our wedding, and you would like to share, please e-mail them to us at email@example.com or send them to us (we will return them after scanning them).
Since the yacht was able to provide the environment for both the ceremony and reception, after dinner, we were able to roll right into the toasts and cake cutting. With Nicky's emotional, Rick's humorous and Frank's thoughtful toast we had a great start into our marriage. All of them did a heartfelt, wonderful gesture in toasting our marriage. The cake was delicious.
After all the "formalities" of the wedding, we finally got the party started. D.J. Pete did a great job in putting on a variety of music and getting everyone out on the dance floor. We had everything from Swing, Rock and Roll, R&B to slow dancing. And the obligatory Conga Line and Y.M.C.A were also part of the show. Marc dedicated the star "Jana and Marc's Lasting Love" to his wife and their lives together. The competition for Jana's bouquet was exciting, and after a tumultuous competition for the flowers, Nicky emerged as the chosen one. The guys on the other hand were a little more scared to touch that garter that Marc flung at them, after having spent an entertaining effort to remove it from Jana's leg. After the Destiny docked again, we got everyone together on the stern for one last picture before we retired to our hotel.
One of the considerations for our wedding was to hold the ceremony at one of Southern California's beautiful beaches. A couple of days after our wedding, we had arranged for Judith Anderson to take some "formal" wedding portraits at The Montage in Laguna Beach, which has breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from atop a cliff or the beach below.