Frank Meldau with Joe Bunn DJ Company was all set up to do the ceremony music and the reception to follow.
Tre Bella furnished all the florals.
Near the ceremony site, I placed the Cord of Three Strands to be braided by the couple during the ceremony. In the background you can see the beautiful area where the ceremony would have been if the weather had been more favorable.
Inside was this beautiful cake by Ashley Cakes with more sweet desserts to be put out later. Yummy! (This photo was taken after the ceremony--see the braided cord of 3 strands in front of the cake.)
Upstairs in the bridal suite, Erica was ready to get married! Her bridesmaids were all ready too!
Their bouquets are all lined up ready to be picked up.
Carly Abernathy with La Fete Events got us all lined up inside then cued Frank for the processional music. Always a pleasure to work with Carly!
After the parents and Justin and his guys and I entered, it was time for the lovely maidens in their blush pink!
Then Erica and her dad, Jerome, started down the aisle.
After answering my question to him, Jerome placed Erica's hand into Justin's hand and took his seat.
We remembered those who were no longer here on earth and those that could not attend. Then we paid tribute to their parents.
Our groomsmen seem to be paying attention while I told their love story!
And so do our pretty bridesmaids!Azul Photography was their professional photographer and I love working a wedding with him. (My friend Susan took the photos on this blog for me since Dave was out of town. Thank you, Susan!)
After Erica graduated, she was accepted into grad school at NC State and joined Justin in North Carolina.
Looks like they were having a few laughs while I was relating their story to their guests.
A sweet moment to remember!"Bells and Whistles" style of ceremony so that their story and secret paragraphs were included.)
Now Justin's turn to hear what Erica told me!
They exchanged their vows and rings.
Then it was time for the Cord of Three Strands Unity Ceremony.
Erica braided the three cords together: White for the bride, Purple for the groom and Gold for God.
The pronouncement of marriage followed a closing blessing!
Nice kiss, Justin!
All smiles as they head back down the aisle for a group shot before the raindrops begin!
Yeah! Christobal is up on the deck shooting from above while Susan got this great shot from the tent.
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