As the morning wore on, the clouds separated and the sun began to peek out so I removed the protective plastic cover from my sound system. Bea Miller with Floral Dimensions was on site to place the pedestals with the gorgeous sprays of flowers at the altar area, sprinkle the floral petals down the brick walkway and tie ribbons and roses onto the aisle chairs. She discovered when she arrived that chairs had been delivered to the site but had not been set up. Her crew chipped in and we began to set up the chairs. I like the angled configuration and so we did it that way. It looked very pretty. Then the white carpet aisle runners were placed. (Yay, carpet runners, the only ones that really work, especially on brick or concrete surfaces!)Bea's staff brought around a table and table cloth to use for the sand ceremony and by that time John, the groom, had appeared and diligently got that all important marriage license into my hands first thing, then went to get the sand ceremony set up so that I could uncover and arrange the containers on the table .
The sand was in their pretty colors of lipstick pink, soft pink and purple--a beautiful combination!
This stunning cake by Cinda's Creative Cakes was around back in the reception tent. Cinda's cakes are always a work of art!
Floral Dimensions furnishing the floral decorations and the caterer, Joel, with Hillsborough BBQ Company, the reception was all coming together.
An exceptionally talented musician, Anita Burroughs-Price, was our harpist. She was filling in for another harpist who at the last minute could not make it to the wedding. Thanks, Anita, your music was heavenly, as usual, and your exquisite gold harp!Bull City Carriages arrived bringing the Bride, Maid of Honor and Bride's daughter who was not only a bridesmaid but her mother's escort as well.
The first to process down the aisle were Susan's mother, Mary, and stepfather, Bud.
Awaiting our bride!
The two lovely ladies making their entrance! Our photographer, Natasha, second shooter for Prevoir Photography is in the background.
And so we begin.....
The pouring together of the sand. On the right is Erin, the owner of Prevoir Photography.
The pronouncement of marriage!
The kiss, of course!