After many years of trial and error dating, Chris and Danielle resorted to a very sophisticated and thorough matching system known as match.com. She winked at him and well, as they say, the rest is history. Their profiles revealed shared interests in music and food and as they emailed back and forth they enjoyed a lighthearted banter about random topics. They finally met on April 14, 2007 at Glass Half Full in Carrboro. They let their relationship develop slowly and found that they were really meant for each other. At some point they decided to marry. They reserved the pergola at Duke Gardens for September 4, 2010 and invited 50 of their family and closest friends with a reception afterward at the Four Square Restaurant. I met with Danielle and Chris last February to begin planning their wedding ceremony. Together we created a beautiful ceremony that included the story of how they met, fell in love, and what they look forward to in the future. Chris is from England and his parents and sister came from "across the pond" for this wonderful occasion.
A friend of Danielle's, Kate, was our wedding director and she did a great job of lining up the processional and cuing in the parents and wedding party which consisted of Danielle's sister, Lindsey, as her maid of honor and Chris' sister, Lisa, as his "best woman." Doesn't Chris's mother look so stylish and very suitably British in her lovely hat?
MMMMMM....... the KISS!
Arioso Strings. That is Rebecca Carlson on violin and Becky Lyman on cello. I feel like we are old friends because of the large number of weddings we are both at. Becky was at the last wedding I did at Duke Gardens and it was raining and we recruited a guest to hold an umbrella over her head while she played! Today's weather was so welcome!
Riley Maclean was our photographer. He is a friend of the couple who lives in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area but he is relocating to the Triangle area right away and I thought I would give him a little plug here. Would love to see his photos of this wedding.
Tre Bella Florists furnished the pretty flowers.
As always, thanks to Jenn Copeland of Duke Gardens for referring couples to me!