Sealed with a kiss!

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

After Hurricane Hanna Spoiled Their Plans for a September 6th Wedding, Jane and Jim Got Married on September 21st!

Jane and Jim were referred to me by a friend at Unity Church of the Triangle where I am an active member. They had both been married before and wanted a small intimate wedding with just family and friends. They loved my wedding garden so we made plans for their wedding on September 6th. They also wanted premarital counseling to make sure they were not overlooking a stumbling block in their relationship and were on solid ground for marriage since they had been disappointed in the past. They took the inventory I sent them online and their couple profile was generated which measured their compatibility and predicted the viability of their partnership. I was delighted to tell them that they were extremely compatible with each other and that this marriage was surely made in heaven for them! They were thrilled and really enjoyed our sessions in which we went over all 15 areas critical to the success of a marriage partnership. We also worked together to create a wonderful ceremony for their wedding which would express their love for each other and their belief in their relationship. They wanted the sand ceremony and the blessing of the rings included. They told me that they did not want artificially colored sand but natural sand and found some at Petco in the reptile department for aquariums. It was coarser than the craft store sand and in a pretty sand color and rust color. In the meantime the wedding date was drawing near and Hurricane Hanna was gaining strength and heading straight for Raleigh. We hung on until the last minute then decided to postpone. It was a disappointment but necessary since Governor Easley announced that no one should be on the road that day. After exploring my busy wedding schedule this month we decided on Sunday morning the 21st. It turned out to be a most glorious day weather-wise and wedding-wise! While I was delivering the ceremony a bird just burst into song! I thought, how appropriate! It was such a happy wedding. We lined up and had Jane and Jim walk through our lines while we blew bubbles on them. Afterwards Jane wrote me "It was the most beautiful wedding I've ever been to!" Well, you two deserve it! Congratulations and best wishes always!

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