Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Renewal of Vows Ceremony at The Umstead!
Simon and Janet came to see me in January to plan their renewal of vows ceremony. They were married on 9/19/1998 in Wakefield England and many of their friends were unable to attend that ceremony. They wanted to have a renewal of vows ceremony and invite everyone and chose the date exactly 10 years later, 9/19/08, and The Umstead for their elegant affair. Theirs was a second marriage in 1998 which also brought together their children, now grown up, who were the attendants at the renewal ceremony. Janet and Simon used my ceremony material and wrote a lot of their own to create a beautiful recommitment ceremony. They decided to include the sand ceremony and invited not only their children to pour sand but all the guests and me as well. It was very meaningful. Joe Bunn was the DJ for the event and as usual helped me plug my mike into The Umstead sound system--thanks, Joe, I know I can always count on you! Shane Snider was the photographer. Go to this link to see the slideshow of the event by Shane. Donna Ford of Sweet Memories created an original cupcake style wedding cake. Lyn Graves of Fresh Affairs did the lovely florals. Ami and Leah of The Umstead made sure we all processed in order and handled all the logistics behind the scenes. Whenever I do weddings at The Umstead I can count on every detail to be handled in a professional and efficient manner. Thanks, Ami and Leah. As usual, it was an elegant event. The best of everything to you, Janet and Simon! See you again in 2018?