Sealed with a kiss!

Sealed with a kiss!
Adam and Conley's Wedding at The Pavilion Photo by Katherine Miles Jones

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Elegant Small Family Wedding for Eva and Keith!

Eva and Keith came to see me on June 4th to talk about officiating their wedding set for Wednesday July 1st, 2015 at King's Daughters Inn in Durham. They liked the idea of having a ceremony that reflected the two of them and their relationship so we got their wedding on my calendar and began working on the ceremony. We had a brief rehearsal the day before.
And so this is the parlor area of King's Daughters Inn where the ceremony will take place. I have done many weddings here. They are cozy and intimate and always lovely. The acoustics are so good in this room I don't need my sound system.
This is the dining area where their guests will enjoy a sit-down reception before the partying and dancing happens on the lower level of the bed and breakfast. Maggie's Conscious Cuisine catered a vegan gluten-free spread. Details Cake Design provided the cake but we have no photo of it as it had not been brought out yet from refrigeration.
The flowers by Floral Dimensions are ready! 
After the parents of the couple were escorted in, Keith, his brother Nelson (best man) and I entered, then our maid of honor, Angela, followed by twin flower girls who were retrieved by their daddy at the end of the aisle. Music was played via iPod.
Finally our beautiful bride and her proud father, Rob, made their entrance. 
All the guests stand for the bride!
And so we begin the ceremony with a warm welcome to all, a sweet prayer, tribute to those loved ones no longer living........
Then honoring of the couple's parents whose marriages have stood the test of time. 
A few words on how they met three years ago within one month of them both moving to Durham. Keith was completely certain (and happy about it) that he would not marry again and Eva had begun to accept that maybe marriage just might not be in the cards for her. But after two years of shared walks, meals and movies, it became apparent that they could be good for each other. And the idea of marrying was born which led to this momentous day in their lives--their wedding day.
They exchanged their vows then rings.........
Eva places the ring on Keith's finger....
I pronounced them married! 
A sweet kiss just long enough for a picture!
The expression on Eva's face is priceless! 
We exited to the sunroom for photos before they joined their guests for cocktails. 
Eva and Keith, congratulations! I love joining you in marriage and I know you will be very happy together. I wish you all the best!
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