Sealed with a kiss!

Sealed with a kiss!
Adam and Conley's Wedding at The Pavilion Photo by Katherine Miles Jones

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tatum and Shane's Wonderful Wedding at The Umstead!

Tatum, Shane and I made all the arrangements for me to officiate their wedding on May 29, 2011 in March but we did not meet until several weeks later when they were in town. They now both live in Ohio but chose The Umstead Hotel and Spa for their wedding site because during their courtship they often met halfway between Florida and Ohio at The Umstead.
Tatum and Shane wanted a small but elegant wedding surrounded by their dearest friends and their families. When Dave and I arrived for the wedding, the chairs were in place and the musicians had claimed their spot under the market umbrella. Ami Wheeler, Catering Manager with The Umstead, takes royal care of wedding couples and their guests, and she even had a rack of umbrellas on hand in case we had a quick afternoon shower which was in the forecast but never happened. As you can see, it was a sunny day! 
 
The musicians were contracted for the wedding by Bill Baucom of Daniel Entertainment Group who also provided the DJ for the reception.

Sweet Memories made this beautiful swirly cake. 
After I entered, Shane followed. He was so ready to get married! It was obvious how much he and Tatum loved each other!
This handsome young man who served as our ring bearer is Tatum's son, Grayer.
"Please stand in honor of our beautiful bride!"
Tatum's father, Loyd, was proud to escort his beautiful daughter to the "altar." The beautiful bouquet was provided by Tre Bella Flowers. Our photographer was Kevin Milz and  his second shooter, Sam.
 
A special friend of Tatum's could not attend at the last minute and wrote her a sweet note which Tatum's mother, Kimberly, shared with us.
 
 
 Our Maid of Honor, Kandice, looks on as I make the pronouncement of marriage!
 
 
Shane and Tatum, your love for each other touched us all. I know you will have a long and happy marriage! Congratulations and best wishes forever!

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