Cream-colored canvas and garlands of fresh gardenias anchored the wedding site. During the ceremony, which was led by the couple's dear friend and pastor, Robert Herber, thunder rolled in the distance and a light rain began to fall. The couple were under the oak tree and couldn't feel the precipitation, but they did see the umbrellas going up in the seats. Joel looked his bride in the eyes and reassured her it would be okay. And after the pastor asked everyone to pray for the rain to stop, it did, almost immediately. The pair exchanged personalized vows, took communion, and shared a group prayer. At the conclusion, they walked back up the aisle to "Rise" by Eddie Vedder.