Peter and Silvia’s wedding earlier this month was a testimony to the elegance of simplicity.  They held their ceremony in the shade of two beautiful oak trees at the Three Stallion Inn in Randolph. These beautiful pictures are courtesy of Melissa Reid Photography . (Do check out her blog and web site – so many beautiful pictures!).

Silvia and Peter chose solo flute for their ceremony. Silvia’s processional was “Sheep May Safely Graze” by J.S. Bach.  For prelude music they chose classical selections.


This wedding represented a beautiful blending of two cultures – Silvia’s Peruvian family with Peter’s American. Silvia read her vows in Spanish, with Peter reading his in English.

I had the pleasure of knowing Peter’s parents from several years back, which made this wedding a particular pleasure. Seeing so many similarities between father and son, even during this relatively brief time, was for me a particular tribute to the joys of life and love and the blending of families. The invitaion to join a family in such moments is truly a great joy and highlight of my life!


There was some discussion beforehand about both the processional and recessional – traditional vs. non-traditional, and traditional options from Silvia’s home of Peru. In the end they chose the traditional Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” as their recessional.


If you’d like to see a few of Silvia and Peter’s pre-wedding pictures, check out my August 9 entry titled “Three Stallion Inn.”