We were married under an old hickory tree in a hay field on the Olenzek family farm.
John’s father, Reverend Henry Kroondyk, officiated the ceremony, and John’s mother, Cassandra, played an adaptation of Saint Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Sun on violin.
The scripture reading was from Philippians 1:9-11 as translated in The Message:
So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but love well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of: bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God.