Elizabeth & Gert live and got married in the Netherlands. She has lots of family and friends here though. A second celebration in the US was in order! They chose Acquaviva Winery in Maple Park, IL for their gathering. Even though they were already married, they chose to have a ceremony anyway. Her father surprised them when he revealed a very, very long rope. Each guest held the rope as the lit their unity candle, exchanged vows. They then tied the knot, literally!
Just after they cut their cake, another cake appeared. It was for a dear friend who tuned 60 years young, everyone sang happy birthday to Dawn, so sweet! The surprises didn't stop there though... he sang to her! He sang "I love you just the way you are" Then her mom sang too! It was amazing.
I'm thrilled we were able to sneak out just past sunset to visit the vineyard and then again once it was dark. What an incredible day! Congratulations you two, cheers to your future!