Sealed with a kiss!

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Aimee and Jay Marry on their Tenth Anniversary of Being Together!

Aimee and Jay planned their wedding on July 16, 2008, exactly 10 years since their relationship began! They were married in one of my favorite little chapels in Raleigh. St. Mark's Chapel is located on the Mordecai House campus in downtown Raleigh. It was moved there from Chatham County many years ago into the company of several other historic buildings from other locations in NC. It is owned by the City of Raleigh who rent it out for weddings and other occasions. It seats a maximum of 55 people and houses an old pump organ which is rarely played. Violinist (Mary Page Block) and guitarist (Ed Stephenson) of Arioso Strings provided the wedding music which filled the little chapel with heavenly music. The photographer was Aimee's uncle and their reception followed at Caffe Luna, not too far away and a great place to celebrate.

Aimee and Jay put together their wedding ceremony from material I provided them. Her father escorted her in and transferred her hand to Jay followed by a warm welcome to their guests, an opening prayer and an "in memoriam" section which honored their loved ones who have departed from this world. They paid tribute to their beaming parents, then exchanged their vows and rings. I pronounced them husband and wife and after the kiss, there was a closing blessing and presentation of the newlywed couple to their guests amidst applause and upbeat recessional music.

Following a photo session, the couple departed to Caffe Luna in a restored to new condition 1934 Chevy after they figured out how to maneuver the bride and her dress and train into the very small back seat! The wind was blowing her veil around as you can see in the photo. You can also see in another photo that Aimee had on comfortable sneakers under that beautiful dress! It was a great wedding. Best wishes to you, Aimee and Jay!

1 comment:

Mary Page Block said...

Aimee & Jay's bold choice of a piece by David Bowie for their recessional made it all the more fun for us! It was a great wedding. We enjoyed playing and being part of such a wonderful day.
Mary Block, Arioso Strings