This is the very back room and the guests face Hargett Street for the ceremony.
Caffe Luna provided the food and beverages and if you have never had their food, you are definitely missing a real treat. Parker used to be in the wine business and has an incredible selection of fine wines too.
This lovely wedding cake was provided by Kimball Confections.
A table setting ready for the guests after the reception and cocktail hour.
and me to enter.
Laura and her dad made their grand entrance into the ceremony room.
Laura was beaming and tears were leaking out already!
After relating the story of how they met and fell in love and some of their adventures including the move to North Carolina when Laura broke her foot loading a mattress, what they love about each other and look forward to in marriage, it was time for the vows. They chose the Celtic handfasting ceremony.With each loop of the cord around their joined left hands, they answered 7 questions in this ancient ritual: Will you honor and respect each other and seek to never give cause to break that honor? Will you share in each other's pain and seek to ease such pain? Will you seek to share the burdens of each so that your spirits may grow together? Will you share in laughter and look for the positive in each other? Will you share in each other's dreams and dream together to create new realities? Will you cherish the wealth you've found in each other through plenty and poverty? Will you seek to be always a constant friend, partner in life, and true love to the other?
Then I asked them to join their right hands forming the symbol of infinity blessing their marriage in the ebb and flow of the universe
They exchanged rings as tokens of their love for each other.
They were so excited when I made the pronouncement of marriage!
And they kissed.......
...and kissed some more!
The guests were applauding and you could feel the love.....
Yeah! Married at last!
Our photographer, Charity Starchenko of Rustic House Photography took us across the street to Moore's Square for photographs after the wedding. Charity, it was a pleasure working this wedding with you!When I told you when we met to "be creative and make your wedding your own," you took it to heart and it was wonderful. Do keep me posted and when a wee one comes along, let's do a baby blessing ceremony.