Marcia and Hugo planned a big party on April 28, 2012 at the Page-Walker Art and History Center to celebrate their marriage. They originally planned to just go down to the courthouse and get married the day before the party, then they began to have second thoughts about such an impersonal ceremony for this big milestone in their lives. Marcia called me in January to see if I could marry them before the party. I had a wedding at 4:30 that day but could marry them in my wedding garden earlier in the afternoon with just a few guests present. So, intrigued with the notion that they could have a custom ceremony if I was their officiant and curious about my garden, we set up a meeting.
But plans changed a few weeks later when they decided that they would like to have the ceremony timed closer to the reception and in the garden next to the Page Walker Art and History Center in Cary where the reception was to take place at 7:00. We worked it out where I would get there as soon as I possibly could from the wedding before theirs, hopefully by 6:00.
Chad Williams, a talented young man still in high school just getting started with his photography career. This is our third wedding together this year! The CateringWorks truck was in the parking lot. Then Lenny Fritts, one of my very favorite DJs appeared on the scene! A surprise! I had recommended him to the couple but did not know they had booked him.
Hugo's best friend. I am sorry I did not get his name! Maybe they will tell me and I will add it later!
Hugo made sure everyone heard his "I do!"
Then Marcia said her "I do."
"With this ring, I thee wed."
Pouring the Italian and Chilean wines together.......
"Drink now and may your lives be full to running over!"
The pronouncement of marriage.....
And they kissed and kissed and kissed!
Time for the Irish Whiskey!
"To a long, happy and healthy life together. Cheers! Salud! Salute!