“The Art of a Good Marriage” by Wilferd Arlan Peterson

A good marriage must be created. In marriage the “little” things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say, ”I love you” at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is having a mutual sense of values, and common objectives. It is standing together and facing the world. It is forming a circle that gathers in the whole family. It is speaking words of appreciation, and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is not only marrying the right person — it is being the right partner.

October 8th, 2017, Sacramento, California

A Photo Essay : all photographs by the legendary photographer Alan Haynes

Jam Milcah bride

Jam Milcah bridal gown

Jam Milcah bridal veil

Jam wedding bouquet

Jam stunning bride

Jam wedding gown reveal

Jam with Manel

ring bearer Chris

Lolo and grandson

best man Patrick Farrace

great grandmothers

officiant David Achimore

father and son

Chris and GG

Chris ring passoff

Chris ring bearer ceremony

bridesmaid Kay

father in law of the bride

McKibben wedding

McKibben wedding ceremony

ceremony reading

David ceremony

Jam Cody ceremony

Jam wedding vows

Cody wedding vows

exchange of rings

husband and wife

McKibben wedding party

Jam and Cody wedding

McKibben family

McKillinit family ceremony

wedding smiles

McKibben wedding couple

McKibben wedding photos

Jam Cody wedding photos

Jam Cody wedding photo

McKibben wedding photo

happy wife happy life