Sealed with a kiss!

Sealed with a kiss!
Laura & Chris' Wedding at JCRaulston Arboretum

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

We dodged the rain!

Both weddings I officiated on April 19th were saved from the rainy forecast. I always watch the weather forecast the week before a wedding weekend and it is amazing how the forecast can be completely different by the time the weekend arrives! Sometimes that is good, and sometimes it is not!

At any rate, Lee Anne and Jason had a beautiful wedding ceremony at 2:30 in the Duke Gardens Amphitheater without rain, but the wind was very gusty! In fact, the wind blew over one of the floral arrangements where we were standing, blew the bride's veil over her face (see in first photo!), and deposited those little squiggly things from the trees into her hair and veil which I inconspicuously (I hope!) picked out while the readers were presenting their readings and Lee Anne had her back turned to me! We honored their parents, listened to wonderful readings and a touching song by Heather, Jason's stepsister, then did a handfasting ceremony with a purple and white cord to match the purple and white theme, the vows and ring exchange, and the pronouncement of marriage followed by a closing blessing and presentation of the newlyweds.

The wedding music was perfect thanks to Ross and Alice Merle of Just Music DJ Service. Ross is the DJ for the reception and his wife Alice plays the keyboard for the ceremony--what a nice arrangement. We do lots of weddings together and refer lots of couples to each other. It is always a pleasure to work with Ross and Alice.

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