Brian, our DJ with Story and Rhythm, was ready. I hooked into his sound system and did a sound check.
Brian's wife, Tosha, is the photographer for the wedding. They are a dynamic husband/wife team for weddings!
Props for funny photos!
The couple's mothers collaborated to make the wedding cake out of pound cakes. Bet they were delicious. Sam and Jessi both have a love of the Simpsons and adore quoting obscure Simpson's references to each other--hence the cake topper!
This is Katelyn Freeman who is the event manager with the hotel.
Lee placed Jessi's hand into Sam's hand and then took his seat. Jessi and Sam then turned and faced each other.
We began with words of welcome and a prayer.
Then we paid tribute to Jessi's parents, Lee and Elaine, and Sam's mother, Marilyn. I think I saw a few tears fall!
Then they heard for the first time what the other had told me that they loved about each other.
They exchanged vows, then rings.
They had gotten a wooden box in which a bottle of wine had been placed. They wrote love letters to each other and sealed them without sharing. As part of the ceremony they placed the letters in the box not to be opened until their first wedding anniversary when they open the box, pour each other a glass of wine, and read their letters to each other.
I pronounced them husband and wife and invited Sam to kiss his beautiful wife.
They turn to face their families and guests........
I retrieved the bouquet and handed it to Jessi.......
Family and friends, it is my great pleasure to present to you for the first time, Sam and Jessi, husband and wife!I can't agree more with the hundreds of other reviews on Kayelily. She is worth every penny. From the first consultation with her to the dozens of e-mails to personalize our ceremony, she was so easy to work with. Having done so many ceremonies, Kayelily has the process down pat and makes the most important part of our wedding day, the ceremony, a relatively simple process to personalize. We got compliments from almost every single guest about how wonderful our ceremony was - that they cried, laughed and thought it was so fitting for us. Thank you Kayelily for making our wedding ceremony so perfect! "
I thank you, Jessi and Sam, for choosing me to officiate. It was my honor. You are a very well-matched couple and you know what you like and what you want. I loved working with you and sharing your ceremony with your families and friends. I wish you the best life can offer and a long and happy marriage!
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