Sonja (Stires) Edd-Bennet and George (Bennett) Edd-Bennett will wed on July 22nd, 2016

Our Story

Most of you have heard how we met, how our first date went for over 6 hours, and how we both knew so quickly that God was doing something extraordinary in our lives. We both feel we have been given a gift in the love we have and the adventure that is ours now that we have found one another. Our wedding ceremony took place on a beautiful beach, and our celebration continues with our upcoming reception and open house on September 3rd. We are allowing a little of the dust of all of the planning and moving and transitioning to settle so we can truly enjoy the rest and relaxation – and ADVENTURE – that comes with a well planned, well timed honeymoon! Our honeymoon will be spent enjoying one another’s company while we explore other cultures and find refreshment in the beauty of architecture, various means of travel, history of peoples and lands, and those once in a lifetime romantic moments that come from finding adventure and tranquility while spending time with the one you love.

Thank you for visiting our honeymoon registry and helping us realize our dreams. We're excited to have these amazing adventures and invite you to be a part of our growing story together.

Big Day Details

The best memory of our lives together, so far, was the week our plan for our wedding came to life. We were surrounded by family who wanted two things: first, to celebrate the love that we clearly have for one another; then, to show us how they, our loving family and friends, would amplify our joy and magnify our dreams. Our life together could not have had a better start.

After spending the month of August making our nest together in Merced, we are excited to call this lovely place home. Home where a husband waits to surprise his wife with obvious signs that he has been thinking of her all day long. Home, where a wife is bubbling with joy as she builds a life with the man she has longed for, and sings a new song as she watches her dreams come true. Home, where adult children dream of returning often for comforting meals and encouraging words. Home, where pets long to snuggle and play. No matter where life takes us, home will always be the reward at the end of the adventure – and part of the adventure.

The wedding ceremony has taken place, but could not include everyone we wanted to have join in our celebration. So - we're having a reception! Sunday, September 3rd from 2pm - 6pm in our home. We do hope you will join us!

We are honeymooning in Europe: The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany & Prague

After all of the celebration and seeing the kids off to new adventures of their own, we are ready for our first getaway. Our trip to Europe will be a two week epic adventure which will include boating down ancient rivers and through canals, hiking in the Alps, snuggling in a horse-drawn carriage being driven through a romantic city, trying to whistle in harmony while riding bikes over a cobblestone road, holding hands as we dine at a corner bistro, or smooching in the window of a train while vineyard blanketed hills roll into the horizon. The memories we build each day will renew our thankfulness to God for the gift we have found in one another.

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Canal Cruise on a Small Boat
Fully gifted!

Amsterdam, Netherlands



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Saxon Steamboat Company
You can gift any amount you wish up to $200
Price: $200

This is a 6.5 hour small riverboat cruise from Dresden, Germany to the Czech Republic. The amount includes tickets, meals & snacks.



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Touring the Rijks Museum
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There are a number of interesting and exciting collections currently on at the Rijksmuseum. We think it would be a great destination the day we rent some bikes and ride around the city...



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Train Ride: Amsterdam to Berlin
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We are excited to travel by train through the beautiful countryside between Amsterdam and Berlin.



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Train Ride: Berlin to Dresden
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After staying overnight in Berlin we would like to head to Dresden, not only to explore the countryside but to make our way to the Steamboat for a ride down the Elbe River.



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Train Ride: Bad Schandau to Prague
Fully gifted!



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Coffee or Lunch on the Water in Amsterdam
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Street Snacks & Flowers while shopping the Albertcuijp Market near our flat
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Touring the Anne Frank House
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Amsterdam Bike Tour: Off the Beaten Path (learning about areas less seen by tourists)
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Bike Rental While In Amsterdam
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Destination lunch during a bike ride along the canal
You can gift any amount you wish up to $75
Price: $75



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Hotel: Berlin for 2 Nights
You can gift any amount you wish up to $300
Price: $300



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Hotel: Prague for 1 night
You can gift any amount you wish up to $200
Price: $200



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Prague to Amsterdam: Flight & Train
Fully gifted!



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Hotel: Prague for 1 night
You can gift any amount you wish up to $200
Price: $200



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Breakfast in Bed
Fully gifted!



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Lunch for Two
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Price: $100



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Coffee for Two
Fully gifted!

Coffees of the world! What a treat.



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Picnic with European breads and meats and cheeses.
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Price: $100

A picnic is the quintessential romantic outing! And in a park in Europe somewhere? What could be better???



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Cheese Market
You can gift any amount you wish up to $50
Price: $50



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You can gift any amount you wish up to $75
Price: $75

This actually (hopefully) will cover a couple of taxi rides on those days Sonja's ankle needs a break....



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Vespa Rental
You can gift any amount you wish up to $200
Price: $200

Riding bikes in Amsterdam, and Vespa's in Prague or Berlin. We hope to try every possible mode of transportation on this trip.



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A Day At the Beach
You can gift any amount you wish up to $150
Price: $150

One of our day trips from Amsterdam will include a beach. We look forward to renting a car for the day, relaxing and taking in the sun, people watching some of the local culture, and enjoying snacks and beverages along the seashore.



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Theatre or Conert Tickets
You can gift any amount you wish up to $250
Price: $250

There are several performances taking place during the 2 weeks of our travel. It would be such a treat to take in a play or a concert.



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A two-seater Vespa rental
You can gift any amount you wish up to $300
Price: $300

We'll drive through scenic landscapes and escape to our own private haven. What a cozy way to ride!



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Pet Boarding
You can gift any amount you wish up to $300
Price: $300

Once you meet them, you'll immediately understand why we need the best care for our Rollie, Dusty and Pepper (AKA Olga - but only in her home country). It really will help for us to know they are well taken care of by our faithful sitter.