They say that a wedding is more than the joining of two people, it's the joining of two families. Therese and Dell's wedding was exactly that.
Dell's children already love Therese. They accepted her into their family long before any vows were spoken.
And after a beautiful beach ceremony, that love and acceptance was sealed forever. The two families became one.
Therese asked her two brothers to walk her down the aisle in the place of her late parents. But they were represented in the day by a beautiful magnolia that had been brought from their home.
After Therese and Dell exchanged vows, the entire family took part in a sand ceremony. Their faith in the Lord was symbolized by the rock in the bottom of the glass, and they poured the colored sand on top of their foundation rock.