Sealed with a kiss!

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Great Wedding at Caffe Luna for Kelly and Chris!

Kelly and Chris were set up by friends and Chris' younger sister who thought they should meet. It took a while for them to find the right date and time to meet but finally they did. And, they really clicked with each other. Chris proposed three months later and they set a wedding date of March 19, 2011 and began planning the wedding, an experience that was exciting but also quite stressful. Nothing new about that stress factor! At any rate, they did well and created a lovely wedding at Caffe Luna, a really fun place to have the ceremony and celebrate with their families and friends!
When all the guests had arrived, we began with the seating of the mother of the groom, Debbie, by Chris' stepfather, Bill, also groomsman.
Sandy, mother of the bride, was escorted in by her son-in-law, Billy.
The processional got a bit out of order as the ring bearer, Hunner, and the flower girl, Becca, came down the aisle next, but really, what does it matter!
Our pretty bridesmaids were wearing Horizon Blue, a very electric and happy color!
 Kelly and her father, Rich, make their grand entrance. Kelly was beaming.
The sun was streaming in the windows of Caffe Luna that Saturday morning and we were bathed in golden light, how heavenly!
Chris' Aunt Kelly read "The Art of Marriage" by Wilfred Arlan Peterson and we all turned toward her to listen.

Kelly was one of the most calm and collected brides I have ever experienced. She was just taking in the moment as I told their love story. Chris was pretty happy and calm too.
Hey! It is all over and time for pictures and the reception to celebrate this rite of passage for Kelly and Chris.
During the ceremony, a little tear--just one--rolled down Kelly's cheek during the ceremony leaving a little tear track in her make-up. She just needed a little touch up blending before the photos.
Chris is so glad the ceremony is behind them and is looking forward to their honeymoon! No more stressing! Hooray! This is not the first time I have heard these sentiments from the groom.
Their lovely blue and white cake was baked by Simply Cakes. The florist was The Flower Shop of Wendell, and the photographer was Kelly Martin Photography. She had Brittany Jones and Sabrina Short with her as second and third shooters so the wedding was thoroughly covered. Both Kelly  and Caffe Luna referred the couple to me. Thanks, Kelly and Caffe Luna! I have done many weddings with Kelly and many at Caffe Luna too.
 I just love these bridesmaids dresses. The color is so striking and such a festive color. A great choice. Kelly is making one of her funny faces here. She probably developed that talent for her Pre-K and kindergarten students!
Chris and Kelly, you know I want all the best for you both and wish you all the joy and love in the world!

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