Sealed with a kiss!

Sealed with a kiss!
Laura & Chris' Wedding at JCRaulston Arboretum

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Aeriall and CJ's Dream Wedding Come True!

CJ and Aeriall's wedding was on Sunday October 4th, 2015 at All Saints Chapel. Initially Aeriall's mother contacted me back in April about officiating then I met with CJ and Aeriall. They have a sweet story having met each other in college and I looked forward to co-creating a romantic ceremony with them.
Nice way to display what would traditionally be in a wedding program!
This wedding theme was rustic. The old milk bottles and antique table they were on, the barrels with the jars of flowers flanking the altar, and it all fit in with the ambiance of this rustic historic chapel.
When the parents had been escorted in, CJ and his guys and I emerged from the side room. Their friend Gabe played for the processional. Double duty guy!
After the bridesmaids had entered, it was time for our cute little flower girl, Callie, and our ring bearer, Thomas to enter.
I invited the guests to stand for the bride's entrance!
Aeriall and her father, Morris, entered after our wedding planner/director, Cathy Anna, straightened her dress.
CJ stepped down to the floor level, Aeriall and Morris paused at the front row so her mother, Tora, could join them. I asked the question, her parents answered, then Morris placed Aeriall's hand into CJ's and they stepped up onto the altar with me.
You cannot tell it here but they were both in tears at this point and I was digging out my hankie! 
Aeriall swipes her tears then shared the hankie with CJ! 
After the welcome address and the prayer, we remembered those not with us. 
I stepped out and gave a blessing to their parents then launched into their fabulous, very romantic story. Yes, there was definitely some humor there and we all had some good laughs.
They exchanged their vows by reading them from my book. 
The rings were exchanged.....
They poured their sand together......
The closing blessing before the pronouncement of marriage.
I placed my hand on theirs and declared them husband and wife and invited CJ to kiss his beautiful wife!
So romantic! Surprised us all! 
"We are really married!"
I introduced them to their guests amidst the applause and cheering! 
And out they went into their new life!
Aeriall and CJ, your wedding was terrific! You are a great couple--a wonderful match for each other--and you simply radiate love! I wish you all the best forever!

Our Vendors for this Wedding:

Wedding Venue: All Saints Chapel
Wedding Director: Cathy Anna

DJ: The Perfect Beat
Florist: Fallons Flowers
Caterer: RockyTop Hospitality

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