Josh and Elyse's wedding was to take place at Caffe Luna. Josh and I were waiting there for Elyse and the bridesmaids to arrive so we could start the ceremony when we got word that the limo bringing them ran a red light and crashed into another car. All were on their way to Wake Medical Center. Josh and I hopped into my car and went there and met the limo. Thankfully there were no serious injuries beyond a few bruises. Knowing that it would take hours to get seen there, Elyse's father, Miguel appealed to the hospital administration for permission to use the chapel for the wedding ceremony. Permission was granted and since family and wedding party were already there, Elyse and Josh were married in the hospital. After getting checked out by the docs, the wedding party and family finally arrived at Caffe Luna to join their guests!
The chapel in the hospital was quite nice and very light and bright!
Congratulations to Josh and Elyse who will soon be celebrating 9 years of wedding bliss!
The ceremony site was between the farmhouse and the garden and the goat pens.All Events DJs and was assisted by Jamey (not pictured) with whom I had worked before when she was helping out a florist on a wedding. Jamey was our mic-runner when the guests shared during the ceremony. Thanks, Jamey!
Gotta show you some goats!
They were really friendly and loved the attention!
This is Kyle, Rob's friend, who came down from New York City to video the wedding for them.
The flowers were from Perry-winkle Farms and arranged and hung on the shepherd's hooks in mason jars by the mother and grandmother of the bride. They also did the bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces.
Behind the house and patio was the grassy area for the reception. Here is the itinerary.
The great room inside the farmhouse where cocktail hour took place.
This is a pretty "green" wedding--a reflection of Jen and Rob's values!
Chatting with Father of the Bride, Miguel, and Mother of the Groom, Carole.
Elyse and Josh's two beautiful daughters, Elaina and Sadie. It was great to meet them for the first time.
A hug for Evelyn, Mother of the Bride. I love doing weddings for siblings because I get to know the families!
Okay everyone! Time to get lined up! Rob and his guys were lounging on the front porch and it was time to get moving!
The wedding party and grandmothers......
I am the first one in followed by the families....
Rob escorts his mother, Carole, in followed by his dad, Bob.
Josh and Joseph, the latest addition to their family!
Nathan escorts Miguel's mother, Juanita, in then steps up with Rob and me.
Then Chris escorts Evelyn's mother, Elizabeth, in then joins us up front.
Taylor, our best man, is next.
Then John, Jen and Elyse's brother, and Bridesman takes his place.
Then Tim, Man of Honor, steps up to his place.
Beautiful Matron of Honor, Elyse, processes in. Beautiful tiffany blue color.
Sadie and Elaina are bringing up the rear before the bride is escorted in by her parents.Hartman Outdoor Photography is getting some good pictures. Her husband Josh is covering the bride's procession.
Miguel and Evelyn proudly escort Jen to the altar!
"Who presents this woman to marry this man?" They answered: "We do!"
The wedding party sat down on the first row while Jen and Rob remained standing.
So we began 20 minutes of silence and sharing with Rob's mother reading a poem, or that was the plan! She expressed her feelings to the two of them and then read some words of a poem! Then the hugs and tears flowed!
Then Miguel had some sweet words to say to the couple......
And one by one many of their friends and family stood and spoke.
To close the 20 minutes of sharing, Evelyn added her tribute and a poem then the wedding party assembled again. I collected the rings from Taylor.
They had written their vows together and spoke them to each other reading from my book and placed their rings.
The pronouncement followed a closing blessing for the couple.
I invited them to seal their vows with a kiss!
The presentation of the newlyweds!!
Their friend Kathleen who directed for them greeted them as they recessed.
The wedding party and guests assembled in the front of the farmhouse for photos.
Josh and Shelley started assembling the groups to be photographed.
Carole and other family members were saying how much they liked the ceremony.
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