Dale spoke first, followed by me (Rochelle). Then Shanie (Zakk's mom) spoke on behalf of herself and Zakk's father, Michael, who passed away when Zakk was a teenager. I'll share video excerpts from the ceremony, but out of respect for the privacy of others, I'll stick to the more light-hearted comments and advice from Dale. As a little bit of background, you may have noticed that Zakk is in the Army. He's currently stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. He will be here in Utah for another week then return to Alaska. Rikki has one semester left at Utah State University. She will receive her cancer treatments over Christmas break, then join Zakk in Alaska after graduation in May.
Dale's Words of Wisdom:
Not quite so lighthearted, here's what I had to share:
Following the exchange of rings, we served Hawaiian food for lunch--teriyaki chicken, ribs, mac salad, rice, seafood wontons. Food was catered by the Original Bamboo Hut.
(thanks to Kevin Koeven at Two Travelers Media for capturing this clip. We'll have more from them in our "Reception" post)
As Dale mentions at the beginning of this video, we recognize that many of you will be expecting a performance of the traditional Haka dance. That is not what Dale prepared.
[This post is part two in a three part series. Click here to view part one]