Wendy's mother, Debra, contacted me in early November to see if I could officiate Wendy and Jason's wedding on May 15, 2010 at Sisters Garden. Wendy and Jason live in Wilmington NC, and Debra was handling the wedding arrangements on the Raleigh end of things. I actually did not meet Wendy and Jason or any of their family in person until the wedding rehearsal. We made all the arrangements via email and US mail. I emailed all the ceremony material to Jason and Wendy and they chose the parts they liked. They wanted some thing simple and said they did not want to write their own vows but they could not resist putting in special words for each other and their ceremony was very unique. Their guests loved it. The atmosphere was jubilant!
Wendy's mother, Debra, was escorted in by father of the bride, Gary, and he circled back to bring in Wendy. See the pretty bridesmaids in their very colorful kelly green dresses with yellow and white flowers.
Then I asked "Wendy, do you take Jason to be your husband, knowing that he will always be your one true love, your best friend and your partner in life? On this special day, do you promise to always respect him, be honest with him, to have his back and always support him when life is an easy jog in the park and when it is an uphill marathon? When love hands you lemons will you make lemonade and when love hands you ground beef will you make cheeseburgers? Do you promise to always communicate with him even when it’s not easy and to always treat each day like a spontaneous adventure in your new life together? Do you promise to love him without limits, to honor him and to cherish him always for all the days of your life?" And of course she said I do.
Just one more kiss!
Sisters Garden is such a great wedding venue. It is so pretty, so well organized and operated, the food is exceptionally great, and I love doing weddings here. Marc, thanks again for running the show! I have seen you now for 3 weekend weddings in a row! Will miss you next weekend as I will be doing 3 weddings at Duke Gardens, one at the Carolina Inn and the last one at Angus Barn.
Kent Bloms of Joe Bunn DJ Company was our capable DJ and I loved the music that Wendy and Jason chose. It was upbeat and non-traditional and that was a nice personal touch for them.
Our photographer for the day was Chris Lang of ChrisLangWeddings. He usually does weddings in the Wilmington area but was happy to come to Raleigh to capture Wendy and Jason's big day. Thanks, Chris.