Sealed with a kiss!

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jim and Tracie Say Their Vows Under the Trees of Their Farm!

Jim called me on Thursday 6/12/11 and explained that he and Tracie had planned a really fun wedding in Greece the next week but Tracie really wanted to get married under the beautiful trees of the horse farm they just acquired. So, they decided to have a simple ceremony in Raleigh before heading to Greece and doing a Greek style wedding.  I was so happy that I could squeeze Jim and Tracie's nuptials into my busy schedule on Saturday the 14th after the 11:00 wedding in Fuquay-Varina and on my way to Wake Forest for my 5:00 wedding at The Sutherland.
Jim and Tracie and their daughter Bella just moved into a beautiful 5.5 acre horse farm in N. Raleigh and so we gathered under the spreading pecan trees with a lovely background of a very green meadow of tall grasses grown for the horses to munch on. It was so pretty and pastoral. Tracie's parents came from Elizabeth City for the occasion and her dad escorted Tracie from the sidewalk to where Jim and I stood.
Her brother, Michael and his wife, Meredith, who live in Raleigh joined us too.
Bella, Tracie and Jim's beautiful daughter, celebrated her fifth birthday on their  wedding day and at her birthday party earlier in the day had her face painted with a magical pink princess mask surrounding her eyes.
With such short notice, I did not have time to write a ceremony and have them review it and make changes so I intuitively put together a simple sweet ceremony I thought they would like and words that would resonate for them as this was a second marriage for them both. I hit the mark if a few tears leaking from Jim's cheeks were any indication of his being touched by the ceremony.
The whole gang poses for a group shot to commemorate the occasion.
Tracie and Jim, you are likely back from Greece by now. I trust you had a wonderful second wedding ceremony there with all the bells and whistles! I wish you both all the happiness in the world!


They're back! Jim emailed me that they had a fabulous time in Greece and sent me the photo below of Tracie and Bella riding the donkeys on their way to the ceremony! How romantic!
Jim also wrote: Thanks in advance and thanks once again for your services!  It was great and Tracie and I were both touched by your service!!!  I will recommend you for sure in the future!!!!

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