Despite a no show by the limo company, Matt and Megan had a wonderful wedding at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs--a casual natural setting. We got started a little late but Anita Burroughs-Price's beautiful harp music lulled and soothed us all during the wait! She is such a marvelous harpist and it is such a pleasure doing weddings with her (and her golden harp is magnificent)!
Megan and Matt's ceremony started with a warm welcome to their guests who apparently have been waiting for years for this big event. We had a touching tribute to their parents, John and Paula, and Gary and Kathy. Both mothers, the bride and groom were in tears at the start of the ceremony. Th couple's hands were bound in the Celtic handfasting ceremony as they made their promises to each other and sealed them with their rings which symbolically took the place of the handfasting cord. The children of the bride and groom, TJ, Sierra and Hemi, were with us for the pouring of the sand. TJ stood as his dad's best man, Sierra was our flower girl, and Megan's sister Tammy was the matron of honor. Hemi was in his stroller and stayed very quiet during the whole ceremony. Thank you, Hemi! There were a few raindrops but they quickly subsided and we finished the ceremony with a sweet blessing. Then it was time to celebrate!