This is the reception hall next door to the mansion.
Rose Hill does their own catering and our florist, Fresh Affairs, had been there and done their thing!
This beautiful cake was by Sweet Memories.
Their color theme was yellow and blue and the bride and groom table reflects their colors.Touch of Class DJs, had gotten set up and we did a sound check. I am so grateful for Lenny because he is such a take charge, knowledgeable person, especially when it comes to weddings. (The couple did not have a wedding director because they assumed the event facilitator would do that for them. It is not uncommon for brides and grooms to make that assumption because after all, it is not every day that you plan a wedding!) Lenny stepped in and directed. He was there for the rehearsal as well and because I was running late, he got started without me. Thanks, Lenny, as always, a pleasure working with you.
The wedding as at 5:00 and by that time the house had cast a long shadow over the seating area for which the guests were most grateful!
Noah escorted his beautiful mother, Teresa, followed by his dad, David.
Then Mother of the Bride, Maria, is escorted in by her son, Lyle.
Noah makes the dash back to the sunporch steps where we were waiting for him so we could enter.
And so Noah, his best man Eric, and I made our way to the front and up the steps.
We didn't get a photo of every couple, but they just kept on coming!
All the guys are in the military and some of the women probably are too.
And now our Maid of Honor, Karlie.
Our pretty little girls in blue! One holds the rings and the other the flower petals.
Then around to the front of the house to the paved walkway.
James Walters of Walters and Walters Photography was capturing the day with his cameras.
We are all watching Lesly and her dad enter and I invited the guests to stand.
Kate Pope is our second shooter and she gets the bride up close!
Alfredo transferred the hand of his beautiful daughter to Noah and they turned and faced each other as the guests are seated again.
Our bridesmaids all in a row!
And on the other side of the porch stand our handsome guys in their distinctive uniforms.
They had written personal vows to each other which they read next.
Now Noah's turn!
The ring bearer gave the rings to Karlie and Eric and they handed them to me.
They symbolism of the rings they will exchange.....
Lesly goes first.......
They poured their sand together symbolizing the union of their lives on this day.
A closing blessing.....
I invited them to gaze around them at their friends and families honoring them this day.
The pronouncement of marriage!
Good kiss, Noah!
The sweet "after-kiss" moment that all couples have as the reality of marriage sinks in!
It is done!!!
James is getting some great pictures!
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