Sealed with a kiss!

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

Friday, November 5, 2010

Rachael and Kevin Celebrate their Marriage at The Umstead!

Rachael and Kevin planned their small intimate wedding at The Umstead Hotel and Spa for Thursday November 4, 2010 surrounded by their parents, Kevin's grandmother, and Rachael's 4 year old daughter, Claire, who was our flower girl. I was thrilled that they chose me to officiate for them. They had wanted to have their wedding on the wedding lawn but the chilly, rainy weather dictated otherwise so Ami and her staff set up in front of the fireplace off the lobby area. When Marty and I arrived for the wedding Kevin Milz was busy taking photos of the couple before the wedding. When they were done, we were ready to begin the ceremony with the procession of the bride!
Rachael is such a strikingly beautiful bride in her gorgeous wedding gown! 
Her father, Dan, was delighted to escort her in. Claire wanted to look at her mother too and so she backed down the "aisle" tossing flower petals and then turned around and tossed some more. I think she tossed more flower petals than any other flower girl I have ever seen! She was so precious.
I don't know what florist did the flowers, probably A Watered Garden, but they were so pretty. I love lilies!
Sitting on the left is Kevin's grandmother, his father, Jerry, and his mother, Sharon. then on the right are Rachael's mother, Jennifer, and Rachael's father holding Claire.
I wrote a "proposed" ceremony for Rachael and Kevin and invited them to edit it to their liking. We recognized and thanked their parents and acknowledged how important Claire is in the new family they created today.
Congratulations and best wishes are definitely in order for the newlyweds. They planned a sumptuous dinner at Heron's after the ceremony to celebrate.
Rachael and Kevin, I wish you much happiness and joy and prosperity! Blessings to you always!

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