What a beautiful day for a beautiful wedding! It was July 17th, 2015 and Kathlyn and Nader thoughtfully decided to move their wedding ceremony inside The Garden at Millbrook in the spacious and elegant ballroom because of the heat for the comfort of their wedding party and guests! I love decisions like that.
The ceremony is setup for around 250 guests. Fresh Affairs did the flower arrangements and brought the brocade aisle runner and placed the pretty flower petals on each side. You can see the tripod and video camera up front where Lauri Crowder videoed the wedding.
The lovely cake is by Ashley Cakes.Triad DJ & Events, for our cues.
Seeing Kathlyn in her gorgeous wedding gown for the first time. She is stunning!
Their adorable "guest book" of balloons to fill in. Their 2 year old daughter, Marcy, is flying with them!
Kathlyn with her pretty bridesmaids dressed in their lovely floral dresses.
Nader with the pretty girls!
As a surprise for his parents, Nader circled around and brought them in! Marcy was most comfortable coming in with her grandfather who loved the honor of carrying her in. Another moving moment! This photo courtesy of Libby McGowan!
After the bridesmaids entered one by one, it was time for the bride and her parents to make their grand entrance! This photo courtesy of Libby McGowan.
This photo by my assistant, Marty, of the grand scene!
During the ceremony the guests heard the story of how Nader and Kathlyn met, fell in love and got to this place today. It was a little over 5 years ago that their paths collided while they were both college students in Greensboro. They were just friends back then and after graduation, their paths diverged for over a year without contact with each other. Nader ventured into scuba diving and photography and lived in Thailand for a while. Kathlyn meanwhile worked at various jobs and ended up working in Raleigh where Nader grew up. On a fluke she messaged him on Facebook to see if he still lived in Raleigh. He did, they reconnected and have never looked back. One of their adventures was to go back to Thailand and live for six months And the biggest adventure they have shared was the birth of their daughter, Marcy, in February 2014. Nader proposed in December and they put together this fabulous wedding.
This photo and the 5 following photos are by Libby also. Many thanks to her for sharing for this blog!
They read their secret vows to each other and placed the rings.
Finally the pronouncement of marriage sealed by the kiss!
Such a happy walk back down the aisle together into their newly married life!Libby McGowan!
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