The photographer arrived from Las Cruces and the ceremony got underway about 5:00 PM. The bride and bridesmaids used the large mirrored bath in the bungalow for their preparations and the brides parents escorted her to the courtyard for the ceremony. Held under the cabana in the courtyard of the main house under the deep blue New Mexican sky the officiant was a Quaker pastor, a family member. The wedding banquet which followed was also held in the courtyard with a scrumptious southwestern buffet after the photography session.
After dinner it was time for fireworks in the front parking area followed by a pickup game of basketball at the instigation of a bridesmaid who played in college. The festivities continued late into the night but I retired for sleep. Sunday morning was quiet as one might expect after a long day. In all another successful event at the Painted Pony Resort with happy newlyweds.
|The bride and parents at the Painted Pony Resort|
|ceremony under the cabana in the courtyard|
|The happy couple in Cave Creek Canyon|