Michelle and Dan, son of Kathy Hannigan O’Connor, preparing to depart their Pasadena staging area for Simi Valley, where joy will come in the afternoon as they are married tomorrow. Photo: John Taylor

Almighty God, giver of life and love, bless Michelle and Dan. Grant them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their common life, that each may be to the other a strength in need, a counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy. And so knit their wills together in your will and their spirits in your Spirit, that they may live together in love and peace all the days of their life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer