Sealed with a kiss!

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

Monday, May 12, 2008

Elegant wedding at The Umstead Hotel and Spa!

Matt and Ruth were married May 10 at 6:00 in a beautiful and funny ceremony they created that fit them perfectly. After welcoming everyone and paying special tribute to their parents, James, Ruth's brother, read a very funny poem called "He Never Leaves the Toilet Seat Up" by an anonymous author. And, if that was not enough, Ruth's grandmother, Frances, regaled us with a reading entitled "Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog" by Taylor Mali. So, after two good laughs we got down to the serious part of the ceremony and got those two hitched! At Ruth and Matt's request, their photographer, Kevin Milz, then got everyone together for a group shot taken from the terrace above before the guests went on to the reception inside.

I am looking forward to seeing that picture, Kevin!

Joe Bunn, one of my favorite DJs, provided the ceremony music and got my mike all plugged into the Umstead system so that the sound was absolutely perfect and everyone could hear all the words of the wonderful ceremony Matt and Ruth put together. The staff at The Umstead is so wonderful, always attentive and super organized. I love doing weddings there. I can count on them flowing smoothly as every detail is taken care of. I was happy to see Ami Wheeler there this weekend. She is in training under Laura Grissom the Catering Director and then will be taking over all wedding events in June. (I married Ami and Dan several years ago when she worked for CateringWorks. Small world, isn't it?) Thanks for all your help Saturday, Ami, and I look forward to seeing you often!

1 comment:

Ruth said...

Dear Kayelily,
Matt, my family, and I want to thank you for doing such a fantastic job at Matt's and my wedding. Thank you so much for all the help and material you provided us for writing the ceremony. The evening couldn't have been more perfect. :) Thank you for being such an integral part of one of the most important days of our lives.

All the best,