They had some photos of themselves scattered around and I particularly liked this one!
Their cake and cupcakes were baked by Sweet Traditions and look yummy!
Eric with All Around Raleigh DJ was all set up in the back of the room. Love working with Eric!
Laura's brother John was proud to escort her in!
John's father, Bill, stood up for him. Laura chose not to have any attendants."Life is so much more fulfilling, meaningful, and beautiful when shared with family and friends. Therefore, your presence adds meaning and sanctity to this blessed occasion and represents a precious gift to them. "
The welcome address was followed by a blessing for the couple then a tribute to their families.
Laura's sister, Susannah, shared a poem "True Love" by an unknown author.
Then they heard for the first time what they each told me in confidence that they love about each other.
They read their vows to each other from my book.
Laura says her vows to Reid.
The symbolism of the rings.......
Reid repeats the words after me as he places the ring on Laura's finger.
Laura places the ring on Reid's finger.
The pronouncement of marriage!
A little laugh of joy before the kiss!
And here they are! The newlyweds!
Married at last!Exum Photography and he really liked the idea I told him about from another wedding--arrange all the guests in the shape of a heart and put the bride and groom in the middle then shoot from the elevated stairs at the end of the courtyard by the bus station. It took a while but we got it done!
As the bride and groom kissed, their guests cheered!
Among the guests were two couples that I married; in fact, they told Laura and Reid they had to get me to officiate for them. Thanks, guys! On the left are Andrea and John whose wedding was 2007 before I started this blog. I also did a baby blessing for their daughter Rhyan and will be doing another one soon for their second daughter Madelyn. On the right are their friends April and Dave who married in November of 2011 at The State Club. Andrea was in their wedding. So good to see them all again!
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