Sealed with a kiss!

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

Monday, May 19, 2008

A Very Special Wedding in Durham

I had not met the bride, Ann, or the groom, Paul, before the wedding on May 17th but I had corresponded by email with Ann for several weeks prior to their wedding getting the ceremony just right for them. She explained to me that she had been born with out hands and fingers and therefore Paul was giving her a bracelet instead of a ring in the ceremony. She explained that she has learned to use a keyboard and gets along wonderfully despite her physical deficits. When I arrived for the wedding I also observed that she had artificial legs as well. But with help she walked out onto the deck and joined Paul for their ceremony. It was very special, as you can imagine. She wore a lovely off white dress that was new but looked retro to 1940, especially with the hat and veil! I felt so honored to be a part of their lives and joining them in marriage. Their guests--about 40--watched from the backyard as the two exchanged their promises to each other. I watched with fascination as Ann placed the ring on Paul's finger. She is amazing! They seem very happy and contented with each other and their love for each other just radiated from them. What a happy day! Way to go, Ann and Paul!

1 comment:

Ann M said...

Kayelilly made our wedding day perfect! Friends and family remarked to us that it was the best ceremony they've ever attended. It was short and very sweet. Kayelilly was able to tell what our needs were, when we didn't know ourselves! Many thanks.