Sealed with a kiss!

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

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wedding at the Embassy Suites in Raleigh for Stephanie and Andre!

Several months ago Stephanie emailed me about her wedding to Andre planned for April 19, 2009 at Embassy Suites at Crabtree. She was trying to put together a wedding on a limited budget so I worked with her to make her dreams come true. I sent her a proposed ceremony that included a tribute to their parents and their daughter, Natalie, age two. We did not meet until the day of the wedding when I arrived to get set up with their DJ, Jaybee. We discovered that he did not have speaker cables long enough to get the speakers out from the reception room to the balcony for the ceremony music. And then came Kyle Adams, Director of Catering, to the rescue. She arranged for the hotel to supply a longer cable which worked just fine. I plugged my receiver into Jaybee's system and we did a sound check. It worked! Kyle, you saved the day! (Kyle and I have known each other for a couple of years at wedding networking luncheons sponsored by Professional Wedding Guild, a great organization that publishes the Perfect Wedding Guide book for brides. We meet monthly and get to know other wedding vendors that we may not have met and those we had worked with but did not have the time at a wedding to get to know. ) Tonight I saw Kyle in action and how engineering and accommodating she is. She even babysat Natalie who literally pitched a fit during the ceremony and had to be removed from the scene until later. Other than that little distraction the ceremony went well and Stephanie and Andre were ready to celebrate with their friends and families.

Photographer Richard Schultz was on hand to capture the evening. Stephanie was so beautiful in her pretty wedding dress and Andre was so handsome in his white wedding suit! Natalie had on a very princess-like white dress for this special occasion. Marty and I took some photos with the couple then departed while everyone was enjoying the reception. Stephanie and Andre, congratulations on creating a beautiful wedding--you did it!

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