Sealed with a kiss!

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kimberly and Seth Wed in Their Lovely Home in Raleigh!

Seth and Kimberly wanted to get married at their lovely home surrounded by their close friends and families. When they met with me in February, their back yard had not yet been landscaped and they did a super job getting that done in two months because it was gorgeous. They placed tables and chairs in the lush green grass off the deck surrounded by a forest of huge trees. They built an arbor and decorated it with pretty pink flowers. Kimberly carried a bouquet of the biggest starfire lilies I have ever seen. When I first arrived for their wedding and took a look at the backyard, I spotted the wide white runner right away. I was quite worried until I took the first step onto it and realized they had wisely placed sheets of plywood down over the grass before laying down the runner which was made of flannel backed vinyl fabric. It was substantial and did not wrinkle, blow up in the breeze nor was it slippery. Good planning!

Kimberly was gorgeous in her beautiful wedding dress! Seth and his best man, Luke, towered above us all! The guys got all suited up in their tuxes and I pinned their boutonnieres on. Corey, the maid of honor, was dolled up in bright pink and red to match the flowers. It was a colorful wedding nestled in the backyard with the woods for the backdrop. Their friends, families and neighbors gathered around seated at their tables. Arioso Strings provided a string duet which is always a treat to listen to. Daniel Templeton was their DJ. He is a friend of theirs from Greensboro. Another friend, Bryce Campbell, was their photographer. His assistant was not able to come to the wedding, so Bryce was trying to be everywhere at once!

Kimberly's father, Terry, escorted her down the aisle and transferred her hand into Seth's and I began to speak the wonderful words of the incredibly beautiful ceremony Seth and Kimberly had put together. It is one of my favorites now. Kimberly shed a few tears and I am sure their mothers (Sue and Melissa) did too as I thanked them from their children. Seth and Kimberly are such mature individuals to be only in their twenties. They own their own home and run their lives responsibly. They love each other immensely and it is evident that they have thought everything through thoroughly. It was a delight to work with them and to be a part of their special day. After the ceremony we reassembled for photos and then I took off for the next wedding. I expect to be seeing Kimberly and Seth again as they both expressed their intention to do my Marriage Optimization program just to make sure they have covered every aspect of their relationship to insure a happy and satisfying marriage. I look forward to working with them! Congratulations, Kimberly and Seth!

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