Sealed with a kiss!

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

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fabulous Wedding of Wendy and Robert at Caffe Luna!

Wendy and Robert were such a great couple to collaborate with on their wedding ceremony! They loved answering all my questions so I could write their "story" in a sweet and humorous way. They sure enjoyed their wedding ceremony along with all their guests!  Wendy and Robert are not a flippant or frivolous couple by any means and had both waited patiently until they found each other, seemingly content to be on their own until they did. They were mere acquaintances for many years as the friendship slowly developed and deepened until one day it dawned on them that they were meant for each other! We first met to start planning their wedding ceremony when they came to see me in December. I was so impressed that they both knew what they wanted and were careful and organized planners. The big day arrived on May 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Caffe Luna downtown Raleigh, the same weekend as Artsplosure, so you can imagine the traffic and parking challenges. Parker Kennedy, owner of the restaurant (and my neighbor), diligently patrolled the private parking lot across the street for those of us in the wedding party, especially Wendy's mother who is in a wheelchair. But, we did it all just fine and on time to boot!
This is Peter Krumenacker of Island Sound DJ who provided our music for the ceremony and the reception and plugged my mic into his system. The sound was perfect! Gregg Kennedy of Brides and Bouquets did all the flowers. He is so good!
 Wendy was escorted down the aisle by her brother-in-law, Mike.
Our wonderful photographer was Michelle Gunton and as you can see, she sent me some great shots to put on the blog. Thanks, Michelle! Love working with you.
These are shots taken while I was telling the guests the story of how Wendy and Robert met. As you can see, we all enjoyed hearing all about it.
Wendy's sister, Diane, was her matron of honor, and Robert's niece, Abby was the junior bridesmaid.
I thought this photo was interesting. I am behind Wendy speaking to her parents on the front row. You cannot see me but my reflection is in the mirror on the left. I had no idea until I saw this photo.
The logo of  Caffe Luna is quite visible behind the sheer curtain hanging behind us for the ceremony.
You may have noticed that both Wendy and Robert are tall people and I felt rather like a midget during the ceremony. I forgot to step aside during the kiss and got my face framed perfectly in between the kiss!
 It's over and they are officially husband and wife!
Marty and I packed up my microphone and left after this photo but Michelle took Wendy and Robert over to Artsplosure and got this great picture below and I wanted to share it with you:
Robert and Wendy, maybe you are back from your honeymoon by now? I know you are such world travelers so you may not be. Do have fun and keep in touch. What a wonderful wedding you had thanks to your diligent planning and knowing yourselves so well. Congratulations!

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