Sealed with a kiss!

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

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Garden Wedding for Pam and Mike!

Pam and Mike live in Whiteville but were looking for a place to have a small family wedding in the Raleigh area. She sent me an email inquiring of my availability and suggestions of places for weddings. I told her about my wedding garden and it fit her plans perfectly so we found a good date and time for us all and got to work on the ceremony.The wedding was Saturday October 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM.
Like any good love story, Pam and Mike were not looking for a relationship when they stumbled across each other on a website called My Yearbook where Mike's photo kept popping up on Pam's side bar with his mouth wide open like he had been splattered like a fly on a windshield. Drawn to his apparent spontaneity, humor and love of life, she finally clicked on his funny face out of curiosity. Their lively bantering back and forth in cyberspace eventually led to a phone conversation then meeting in person even though they lived hundreds of miles apart. It was then that they discovered that they had lived in the same town 20 years ago and had probably passed each other on the streets and hung out at the same places. They even knew the same people! It sure seems like they were destined to meet and be together.They told me that from their first conversation, they have felt like best friends, almost like a set of twins. They even joke that they are each other except in gender. Everything seems so natural and so simple, just like love is supposed to be.
Both Pam and Mike have been married before so they wanted their children to be present and participate in a family unity sand ceremony.
Pam's grown sons, Joseph and Andrew, were there and her sweet granddaughter, Jocelyn, above. Mike's daughters, Gia, Eva, and Mary, were there too. We were quite happy that Pam's father, Harold, could be with us too. 
All the family members got to pour some sand into the beautiful container that Pam found in Michael's in the wedding department. This popular sand ceremony design has been improved upon with a larger container and a larger opening for easier pouring.
Pam and Mike, you are so refreshing! I love your love story and the way it all worked out for you to discover each other and spend the rest of your lives together loving each other and having fun. You are two bright spirits and I was honored to marry you to each other!

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