Sealed with a kiss!

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

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine's Day Wedding for Stefan and Michele in my Garden!

Stefan and Michele are a beautiful couple and so much in love! They each independently contacted me on December 30th about officiating their Valentine's Day wedding--Michele through an email from my website and Stefan from Weddingwire. At first I thought they were two different couples!  They had not decided on a venue for their wedding so I suggested my garden and they liked the weddings in my garden they saw on this blog. So we met and they booked me and my garden for their wedding. Only their parents would be attending. We came up with a ceremony they loved and were all set for the big day.
Joseph proudly escorted Michele down the aisle. He and Michele's lovely mother Theresa traveled from Oregon to be with us. 
Stefan's mother, Karin, traveled all the way from Germany for this auspicious occasion! Unfortunately Stefan's father was unable to make the trip and he was truly missed by all. Look at those fantastic red shoes Michele is wearing!
And so we began the ceremony exactly at 2:14 PM. Kate Pope was our official photographer. Kate does a lot of weddings in my garden and it was good to work with her again. Click here to see Michele and Stefan's wedding photos by Kate too. (The photos on this blog were taken by my husband, Dave, with my digital camera.)
Michele sneaks a peek at her happy parents as I welcomed them all and thanked them for being with us today.
 A few words on love and marriage that reflect the couple's beliefs and feelings for each other. 
 "Stefan do you.....?"
The weather forecast for this day was not looking good at the first of the week. But as time went on, the forecast was for highs in the high 40s, low 50s and that was exactly what we had. The sun was shining and we had a little breeze.
 "Michele, do you......?"
 "With this ring...."
 Stefan says the same.....
 After a closing blessing, I made the required pronouncement of marriage.
 Happy kiss!!
 Really married, finally! 
 Our happy couple. That red just pops! Perfect for a Valentine wedding! 
Congratulations, Michele and Stefan! I know you are so happy and I extend my congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful life together!
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