Sealed with a kiss!

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

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Yasemin and David's Beautiful Wedding at the Top of the Hill!

Yasemin and David are such a beautiful couple. They are both very tall as you will see in these photos! They planned their wedding for December 19th, 2015 at The Top of the Hill Great Room which has become a very popular wedding venue the last few years. I love doing weddings there because the events manager, Danielle Olcott, is terrific to work with! She is such an asset to couples because she not only directs their wedding, she recommends and coordinates the different vendors, plus more! 
I love these vintage looking chairs they rented. It does not show up well in this photo but the framed sheet of glass with the order of service on it is very attractive and different.
These pretty lanterns lined the aisle. 
Not only does Danielle manage the event and the facility, she is an artist as well. She puts the finishing touches on the seating chart on the large mirror with oil-based chalk pen.
One of my favorite DJs (and former groom whose wedding I officiated last year), Brian McGuire, with McSound Productions!
 In the back room the groomsmen have found some entertainment while waiting for the ceremony to begin. 
 So after the parents were escorted in, Dave and I stepped out from the side room and took our places up front. 
This handsome groomsman, Drew, is another former groom whose wedding I officiated a couple of years ago. Drew and his wife Shannon both had friends getting married this weekend so she went to her friend's wedding and Drew fulfilled his groomsman duties for his friend David.
 After all the couples had taken their places it was time for Yasemin's father to walk her down the aisle.
When everyone had gotten seated again, the ceremony began. A very touching tribute to their parents followed the welcome and prayer.
 It was so much fun telling the story of how they met and fell in love. They were both freshmen at Carolina back in 2006 when they met and started hanging out with each other. Their height is one of the important parts because they spotted each other "across a crowded room!" They graduated and spent some time apart, David pursuing his soccer career, and Yasemin pursuing a graduate degree at The Citadel. In 2014, they were both able to settle down in Raleigh and started planning this wedding after David surprised Yasemin with a proposal on a bridge one rainy night overlooking Nashville TN en route from Texas to NC after spending Christmas with his family.
 They exchanged their vows and sealed them with their rings.
 Then the closing blessing and pronouncement of marriage! 
 They did not waste any time sealing their vows with their first kiss as husband and wife!
 Hah! We did it! Time to celebrate! 
As the room was being turned for the reception, Ashley with Ashley Cakes, arrived with this gorgeous wedding cake and groom's cake and was setting it up. 
We quickly posed for our photo together. Yasmin and David, congratulations! What a beautiful wedding you planned. The work was well worth it. I wish you all the best in the world!

Our Vendors: 

Wedding Venue: Top of the Hill Great Room
DJ: Brian McGuire--McSound Productions
Photographers: Silver Feather Studios
Cake: AshleyCakes
Floral: TreBella / Bouquets- Leticia (Mother of the groom)
Make up and hair: Make Up For Your Day
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