2011 The Wedding

The Lower Deck
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The wedding took place on the lower deck of the Hornblower boat. The bride's relations sat on the left (further toward port side) and the groom's relations sat on the right (near the starboard side).


David and Melinda Wedding 2011   •  Hornblower Cruise Boat, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 18 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 18:06:53 Sunday 10 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6738
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David Waited
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David waited for his bride to arrive. His best man was his son Jesse who had gotten married himself just a couple weeks earlier. The rose on David's lapel had been pinned there by his sister Terry.


David and Melinda Wedding 2011   •  Hornblower Cruise Boat, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 18 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 18:09:49 Sunday 10 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6741
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Serenity Spread Rose Petals
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Serenity entered just after the ring bearer and got almost all the way in before remembering she had to spread rose petals. She hustled back to the door and entered again this time scattering rose petals.


David and Melinda Wedding 2011   •  Hornblower Cruise Boat, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 18 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 18:11:50 Sunday 10 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6753
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Melinda Entered
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Melinda entered from the dock escorted by her brother Martin. He was retired from the Army and was dressed in his former uniform.


David and Melinda Wedding 2011   •  Hornblower Cruise Boat, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 18 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 18:12:01 Sunday 10 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6754
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Vows Spoken
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The boat's captain performed the ceremony. He read a standard service, and after the exchange of rings pronounced them man and wife.


David and Melinda Wedding 2011   •  Hornblower Cruise Boat, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 18 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 18:13:37 Sunday 10 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6764
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The Newlyweds Toasted
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Following the ceremony champagne and sparkling cider were served first to the newly married couple who toasted all who had attended.


David and Melinda Wedding 2011   •  Hornblower Cruise Boat, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 18 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 18:18:42 Sunday 10 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6789
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Champagne Was Served
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Champagne and sparkling wine were then served to everyone.


David and Melinda Wedding 2011   •  Hornblower Cruise Boat, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 18 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 18:20:09 Sunday 10 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6794
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Martin Was First
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Melinda's brother Martin was first to voice a toast to the newly married couple.


David and Melinda Wedding 2011   •  Hornblower Cruise Boat, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 18 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 18:21:50 Sunday 10 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6800
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Terry Was Second
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David's sister Terry rose next to toast the newly wedded couple.


David and Melinda Wedding 2011   •  Hornblower Cruise Boat, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 18 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 18:21:50 Sunday 10 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_6807
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Two Hours Later
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Almost two hours later David had a turn at the microphone to share his greetings and gratitude with all those assembled.


David and Melinda Wedding 2011   •  Hornblower Cruise Boat, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 18 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 21:12:58 Sunday 10 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7014
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At Last The Cake Was Cut
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At last the cake was cut. They both held the knife together and sliced through the top layer.


David and Melinda Wedding 2011   •  Hornblower Cruise Boat, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 18 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 21:13:49 Sunday 10 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7026
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Cake Plated
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The cake was moved into the bar area and cut and plated by kitchen staff.


David and Melinda Wedding 2011   •  Hornblower Cruise Boat, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 18 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 21:18:45 Sunday 10 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7073
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Jesse Ate Cake
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The cake was served and here was David's son enjoying his first bite.


David and Melinda Wedding 2011   •  Hornblower Cruise Boat, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 18 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 21:22:02 Sunday 10 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Briar Rose Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7100
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