Merrimon-Wynne House in downtown Raleigh for their venue. The wedding date was Labor Day Sunday September 3, 2017. The weather could not have been prettier--guaranteed by their burying a bottle of bourbon upside down at the venue exactly 30 days earlier!
While the guys were standing around, I took this opportunity to do a "boutonniere check" to make sure they were securely pinned on.Mikkel Paige who was in a time crunch to get the photos done before the guests started arriving. Mikkel gets the bridal party together for a photo. Mollyann had a Man of Honor (also Sean) and a Matron of Honor (Tamara).
A group shot of the whole wedding party! Their videographer was Thomas Blake Films.
A romantic shot of our bride and groom. They had to kiss over and over again to get the pose just right!Ashley Mooney. Note Mollyann's beautiful bouquet. The story goes that it accidentally got taken to Ohio after the wedding but when located was quickly re-routed back to Raleigh so it could be preserved. Whew!
C&D Events. Courtney and Dana, the founders of C&D Events were on hand to help her with this very special wedding.
Sean's sister, one of our bridesmaids, escorted in their grandfather, so Becca is holding her bouquet for her.
After the families were seated, it is time for Sean and me to enter and take our places up front.
We were followed in by all the handsome groomsmen.
And now all the bridesmaids and our Man of Honor are in position awaiting Mollyann's entrance.
Mollyann is escorted in by her father, Mark, as all the guests are standing in their honor.
Mark answered my question and placed Mollyann's hand into Sean's hand and made his way to his seat.
The backdrop is wonderful: "Let the Adventure Begin!"
We pay tribute to their parents who are standing.
Of course we all know her answer!
Sean got to hear what Mollyann told me about him. Then it was time for him to make his vows to Mollyann.
Mollyann's turn to read her vows from my book where they are printed facing her.
Sean places the ring on Mollyann's finger.
And Mollyann places the ring on Sean's finger.
A closing blessing before the pronouncement of marriage.
At this moment they legally become husband and wife!
Time to kiss again, Mollyann and Sean!!
This time it is to seal the deal!
Time to introduce our newlyweds after the bride is handed her bouquet!
And away they go!!
Mikkel gets the recessional. Here is a sneak peek at her photos of the wedding!
Mollyann's parents, Maryann and Mark.
Sean's parents, Robin and Tim.Rocky Top Hospitality was the caterer.
Sugar Euphoria were being set up in this vintage dresser. I love how the flowers are spilling out of the drawer!
Randi, the owner of Sugar Euphoria, is busy putting out the other sweets for the celebration!
Little pies and S'Mores shooters!Joe Bunn was our esteemed DJ for the reception. He also mic'd me for the ceremony. The sound of course was perfect!! And since Dave and I stayed for the reception (a rare thing), let me tell you, Joe can really spin the music. I can see why he is so popular! We had a great time dancing!
Erin Jones Fuson, who played the ceremony music and sang, also played for the cocktail hour. She was amazing!
Wedding photos of Mollyann's parents on the left and Sean's on the right!
The name cards were actually luggage tags which had the name and table number. Very clever! All but a few had been picked up.
Also attending the wedding are friends of Mollyann, Mary and Jason, whom I married back in 2013 and had not seen since. Here is the post for their wedding. We were seated at the same table and got to catch up on their lives and see photos of their adorable daughter, Monica.