This chuppah and all the floral arrangements, bouquets and boutonnieres were done by Tre Bella.
This is a beautiful Ketubah--a marriage contract that is traditionally signed at a Jewish wedding.
This sweet cake was by Whole Foods Bakery in Chapel Hill.
The music for the ceremony was provided by Scott Schillin. He was set up at the back of the ballroom.
The guests started arriving and taking their seats.
Our beautiful bride, Maria, and her equally beautiful daughter, Elena, were hidden out of sight. Gina, our wonderful wedding director with A Southern Soiree makes sure no one sees them, especially the groom!
Christobal Perez with Azul Photography is getting in position for the processional.
Elena and Zoe, Warren's daughter, were next to enter.
Warren, Jacob and I await the entrance of the bridesmaids and the bride!Both Warren's and Maria's parents are deceased so Maria had her cousin Blase escort her down the aisle.
A warm welcome to all followed by a prayer based on First Corinthians (one of the Christian elements).
Then the children's blessing which included words from Warren and Maria to each other's children.
Explanation of the Unity Candle.
The lighting on the Unity Candle by Warren and Maria.
Elena, Jacob and Zoe lit their candles from the Unity Candle symbolizing family unity.
The Cup of Life ceremony in which Maria and Warren drank of the same Kiddush cup of wine.
They make their promises of marriage to each other.
The exchange of rings.
The pronouncement of marriage!
A beautiful kiss!
"Aha! We did it" moment!
They continued with Crazy Love for Maria!
The Clef Hangers exited followed by Maria and Warren, now wife and husband!
Jacob escorted his sisters down the aisle!
A group shot of all the guests! The rain had stopped!Warren and Maria, what a wonderful wedding! I hope it fulfilled all your dreams. I am honored to have joined you in marriage and I wish you the best always!
Our Wonderful Vendors for this wedding:
Venue: The Carolina Inn Wedding Director: A Southern Soiree Musician: Scott Schillin Photographer: Azul Photography Florist: Tre Bella Flowers
Wedding Cake: WholeFoods in Chapel Hill