Sealed with a kiss!

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

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kim and Butch Celebrate their Wedding at The Carolina Inn!

Sally Oakley Herring, wedding planner, with An Elegant Affair sent Butch and Kim to me because she knew I would work with them to create a special one of a kind wedding ceremony. (We actually included a poem Butch wrote to Kim.) They had chosen to have their wedding at the historic Carolina Inn. Both of them are graduates of UNC and of course, the Carolina Inn is the only place to get married in style! Kim and Butch had met years ago while in school but did not date. Years passed and then they reconnected on Facebook with the help of their friends and this time they really clicked. It did not take them long to decide to marry and invite their families and friends including many former UNC classmates to their grand wedding on October 17, 2010. It was like a class reunion in many aspects and several of their vendors were actually friends from college.  
They hired Arioso Strings to play for their ceremony. Always a great choice. Butch contacted his infamous fraternity brother and entrepreneur, Joe Bunn, to DJ for them. I asked Joe after the wedding ceremony if he was known as the party guy in their fraternity, Zeta Psi, and he said no, he was known as the kid who stayed up all night playing music!  He said that it was that experience in college that really launched his career as a DJ.  Their photographer was also a former classmate and came all the way from California to shoot their wedding. Her name is Laura Kleinhenz, a widely published and accomplished photo-journalist and founder of her photography company, Docuvitae.Click here to see the slideshow of their lovely wedding pictures.
Sugarland created this very pretty pink wedding cake which fit in with the blush pink of the bridesmaids' dresses.
Speaking of the bridesmaids, here they are all lined up and ready to process down the aisle followed by the ring bearers and flower girl then bride and father. Sally (with her back to the camera) will cue them in when it is time.
The parents, groom and groomsmen and I are all in place and waiting for the bridesmaids and bride to enter. 125 guests were expected but there were 160 chairs set up, way too many! You can see their videographer, Chris, from Heartstone Films, (formerly Barton Creek Weddings) on the right. I think they are partnered up with Joe Bunn DJ Company.
Kim floats down the aisle escorted by her father, James. Her dress is simply exquisite. I know it must be a designer dress and one of a kind.
Unfortunately the grass on the front lawn/Ann Hill Courtyard really suffered from the heat this past summer and is quite sparse. The shade of the big trees also makes it hard to get grass to grow there. Thankfully it had not rained and the ground was dry.

 
 Kim was really enjoying her wedding! She was so happy to be marrying Butch!
 
 

I can't remember what was so funny at this point in the wedding but something was! I do remember that toward the end of the ceremony a bird in a tree nearby started trilling a cheerful song. Could this be an omen? The best man is Butch's father, Darrell.
 The pronouncement of marriage. Kim exclaimed "Are we really married now?" She was so excited.
 Sealed with a kiss!
 It is time to go celebrate!
I cut Butch out of this picture so I could show you a close up of this gorgeous dress of Kim's. It was the fluffiest, fullest dress with yards and yards of soft silky fabric so artfully arranged in graceful folds.
Kim and Butch, may you have happiness and find it making each other happy. May you have love, and may you find it loving one another!

1 comment:

Deirdre said...

Kim!!! The pictures are so beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I wish I could've been there to celebrate with you both...