Before the wedding, Dave and I searched out the ballroom where the reception will be held. It is ready!
The pretty wedding cake by Sweet Memories is in place.
I love looking at their photos of their parents' and grandparents' wedding photos!
The very brief story!
Then I rounded up Emily, the Maid of Honor, to sign the marriage license.
Cara, our photographer, had the bride and her maidens out in the garden taking some photos before the ceremony.
The guys were hanging out up on the terrace so I got our Best Man, Vincent, to sign the license and certificate.Erin McLean Events who planned and directed this wedding. Love doing weddings with Tia. She is so organized and on the ball.
The staff of The Umstead on duty for this wedding posed for a photo!F8 Photo Studio, and her second shooter taking a break before the ceremony starts.
The videographers from Reel Weddings pose for a picture!
Our musicians from Arioso Strings are busy playing beautiful prelude music before the ceremony.
Tia says it is time to start and signals the musicians to begin the processional music.
After the parents of the couple and grandmother of the groom have entered, it is time for the guys and me.
Then the bridesmaids entered one by one and it was time for the bride. (Notice the shadow line is now behind us!)
Amanda and her dad, Todd, started the long walk down the aisle.
Amanda and Todd stop in front of Michael and me.
Cara gets pictures of the transfer of the bride's hand into the groom's.
A warm welcome to all!
A tribute to their parents brought forth some tears.
They then heard for the first time what they had each told me in confidence that they loved about each other. This is a feature of my "bells and whistles" type of ceremony.
Their vows were exchanged.
Collecting the rings from the best man.
Michael places the ring on Amanda's finger.
Amanda places the ring on Michael's finger.
They place their handwritten love letters into the wooden box with the wine to be opened on their first anniversary.
A closing blessing.
The pronouncement of marriage!
Michael goes in for the kiss!
And there they go, married at last!
Another kiss for the photographer!
The wedding party exits in couples.
Mother and Father of the Bride.
Father and Mother of the Groom.
Michael's grandmother, Rose, is escorted out by aunt and uncle of the groom.
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