Greeting the guests by the front porch.Ginny Corbett, had our couple on the side lawn for the first look which had taken place. I jumped in to get a photo with the guests. Alison's blush wedding gown was absolutely stunning!
Also stunning was her bouquet by Anna, owner of Meristem Floral!
Ginny Corbett and her second shooter! They were good sports at allowing my husband, Dave, to take these photos for my blog.
Ryan Pflumm owner of Spin DJ helps me put on the microphone he furnishes for me. Love working with Ryan!
The couple also asked me to make the "unplugged" announcement before the processional began.
The alcove has been draped and lined with white lights and florals.
Back inside the house, the photos of the couple are on the old fireplace mantle.
Upstairs in the groom's room, the guys are playing bumper pool.
The best man signs the license for me.
Then the maid of honor does the same.
I took this opportunity to sit down on the chaise and review the ceremony script.
View of downtown Raleigh from the window behind the chaise lounge.
Daniel's hands were ice cold! He was equally nervous about the ceremony. They are both shy people and don't relish being up in front of people! He was telling me here how much he appreciated my calmness and assurance that all would go well--which it did, of course!
Ashley Cakes makes the most gorgeous wedding cakes! This one matches the bride's wedding gown!
Ryan has changed into his tux now and we are chatting about the ceremony.
Making the unplugged announcement before the processional begins.
Daniel's parents, Lynn and Lars, entered first.
Daniel entered and took his place beside me. Then his 4 groomsmen entered.
Then the 4 bridesmaids entered.Happily Ever After was in charge of this wedding and always does a spectacular job sending the wedding party in right on cue. Love working with her and her daughter Jessica.
Here comes the bride!
They made their vows to each other then it was time for the ring exchange.
They placed their rings on each other's fingers.
A closing blessing followed.
I was delighted to then pronounce them husband and wife and invited them to kiss!
Now that was easy!!
I presented the newlywed couple to the guests as they stood and joined me in congratulating them. (Wish my photos were better but the light level was low and my little camera struggled.)
Inside the house I congratulated Alison and then Daniel. They both told me that they had been just fine during the ceremony because of my calming presence and because we had written the ceremony together and they loved hearing the words. So happy to hear that!