Sealed with a kiss!

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

Friday, June 14, 2013

Long View Center Wedding for Kim and Ian!

Ian and Kimberly chose the elegant Long View Center sanctuary in downtown Raleigh for their wedding. Unity Church of the Triangle makes their home in Long View Center and happily provides this beautiful historic setting for weddings. It was built in the 1880s and was a baptist church until that congregation relocated and sold the building in 2002. The current owner restored and renovated the space preserving the historic elements of this spacious and impressive venue. 
Since the church took the stained glass windows with them when they moved, the owner replaced them with beautiful non-religious themed works of art.
Built before sound systems existed, the architecture is designed for acoustical excellence.
Dana Mallory provided lovely music for the prelude, processional and recessional. 
Our flower girls, Mary Parker and Perry, who did a great job scattering the petals before the bride entered.
 Ian's parents, Gillian and Eugene.
The bridesmaids and flower girls had entered and our director, Danielle (future sister-in-law of our bride), cued the entrance of our beautiful bride escorted by her father, Rob.
And so Rob placed Kimberly's hand into Ian's and we ascended to the top of the altar for the ceremony.
 Paying tribute to their parents.....
Nina, Kimberly's sister-in-law, shared the words of Robert Fulghum about marriage. 
 Telling their story.... 
Sharing what they are looking forward to in marriage...Ian looks forward to finally getting that dog he has been waiting for!
  Saying their vows....
 The ring exchange.....
 Unity Sand Ceremony
 The deed is done! Let's have some fun!  
After photos, I headed over to Cobblestone Hall where their guests had assembled for the reception. Their photographers were Jill and Dena with Thornton Photography. Videography was Whitewater from Island Sound.
 This beautiful cake was by Sugarland
One of my favorite DJs was there spinning the music! Hi, Lenny Fritts!
Looks like everyone was having a great time! Rocky Top Hospitality did the catering. Fleuressence provided the beautiful bouquets for the ceremony and Kimberly and her mother did the flower arrangements for the reception. 
Ian and Kimberly, what a great wedding! I loved working with you to create your one-of-a-kind ceremony and wish you all the happiness in the world!

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