Sealed with a kiss!

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

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Beautiful May Wedding for Kacia and Andrew at Highgrove!

Kacia and Andy met while in high school in Wisconsin, dated steadily a few years then went their separate ways. After college, their paths crossed once again and the romance was rekindled. Andy soon moved to North Carolina to follow his career as a coach and Kacia followed not too long after that. They soon became engaged and set the wedding date for May 27, 2012 at the lovely Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina, one of my favorite wedding venues. In October they met with me and we worked diligently to construct a beautiful, personal, romantic ceremony that focused on their love and commitment. The wedding day was absolutely gorgeous! 
This pretty cake was created by Cinda's Creative Cakes
David, Lydia and Dana from Arioso Strings provided the ceremony music. Here they are chatting with Ann Eberle, our wedding director with Highgrove.
Inside was a tree onto which the guests imprinted their fingerprints with white paint and signed.
 When we were ready to begin, Andrew and his father, John, walked in together. 
The groomsmen and bridesmaids followed, then Kacia and her parents, Sam and Katina, made their entrance down the aisle.
Notice the pretty hanging pomander balls, little lanterns with candles, and clear vases of flowers by  Fresh Affairs. In the photo above, their friends, Garrett and Erinn, shared the words of "A Blessing for a Marriage" by Unity Minister, Rev. James Dillet Freeman. 
We paid tribute to their parents and then I told their story and included what they love about each other and why they want to marry.
The words really got to them and we had to take a break for both of them to blow noses and wipe tears away! It was a "two hankie wedding!"
 On with the vows, the ring exchange then the pronouncement! 
 Great kiss! (I think they had been practicing for a few years!) 
 Stepping into their new life as husband and wife!
Andy and Kacia, you take your love and relationship very seriously and because you have so thoroughly planned not only your wedding but also your marriage, I know you are going to be fulfilled and happy. I wish you only the best! Thank you for choosing me to be a part of your big day! 

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