Sealed with a kiss!

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Summerlin and Buck Wed at Fletcher Park!

It has been a number of years since I have done a big wedding at the beautiful Fletcher Park Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh right off Glenwood Avenue. The circle is such a pretty setting and you can rent chairs or simply use the stone sitting walls for guests. The Borden House behind it is available for indoor weddings and other events. Owned by the City of Raleigh since 1982. Summerlin and Buck chose this lovely setting for their wedding and The Royal for their reception. So, on October 10th, 2014 their guests began arriving.  It could not have been a more gorgeous day for a wedding! 

There was a section of the wall right in front of the table and arch reserved for their families. 
The parents, grandparents, and wedding party (groom and me!) entered and waited for Summerlin and her Dad to enter.
And here they come!
Summerlin was a striking bride! 
And we are starting! I think Buck was happy to get on with it! 
Their photographer and second shooter were getting some great photos. 
As you surely know if you follow my blog, I have never officiated the same ceremony twice. Each ceremony is "couple-specific" and Summerlin and Buck's is certainly no exception. They are very deep thinking individuals and by the time they met with me, they had already written their "philosophy of marriage" which I incorporated into their ceremony. Along with some good humor too!
They chose to read readings to each other and their guests.
And of course they wrote their own vows!
Which they read from my book where they were printed facing them. 
At this point Buck added a few impromptu words of his own.
Rings were exchanged....
They wanted something different and unique for a unity type ceremony so they invented the "journal" ceremony!
They are both wordsmiths and enjoy writing so it was perfect. At the designated time, they each made an entry into the journal marking the beginning of their marriage. Nice!
A closing blessing...
 Look at all your friends and family who are honoring you on your wedding day!
 The moment they become husband and wife! 
 Summerlin really planted one on Buck! 
 Buck got her back! 
 And off they go into their future!
Summerlin and Buck, you did it! A wonderful wedding that reflected the two of you so well. Congratulations! I know you are so happy and enjoying wedded bliss!

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