When Marty and I arrived on the scene, we went to the reception area to find Joe Bunn DJ to say Hi but he was not there yet. So, we saw the beautiful cake by Sweet Memories.
Victoria Park Florist did an amazing job on the centerpieces and on the altar area decor as you will see below.
A 30" round table held the Unity Candle set up. Candles outdoors are easily blown out, especially on a waterfront like this where there is usually a breeze, so Kristen and Chance wisely got a huge goblet to hold and protect the Unity Candle. Their individual flames in the votives were lit by their mothers using the white candles and the third votive for fire. The decorated tapers are for Kristen and Chance to transfer their flames from the votives to the Unity Candle.
Laura Byrne, a wonderful harpist, set up on the sidewalk to the side of the ceremony site.
Ami Wheeler with The Umstead gives a last minute briefing to the groomsmen who serve as ushers for the guests. Ami is so professional and so organized. She handles every little detail with ease. She has the whole line-up and notes on her iPad.
This little flower girl decided she did not want to make the walk down the aisle and preferred to be in her mother's arms and watch!
Isn't this altar decor beautiful? It looks so regal with the white columns and the white flower balls. Simple but elegant. Victoria Park Florist did a great job.
One flower girl managed to stand with the bridesmaids the whole ceremony. She was so sweet--and very attentive too!
Kristen's friend Erin did a reading of a beautiful wedding prayer.
I now pronounce you husband and wife!
Good kiss, don't you think? I remembered to step out of the way!
And they begin their new journey together......
While we were getting all posed for photos, the bridesmaids sat down and enjoyed some champagne while awaiting their turn. That pewter and orange was really a fabulous color scheme.
Kristen and Chance, you are a blessed couple and I know you were meant for each other. I wish you all the best forever!