Sealed with a kiss!

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

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Serena and Marcus' Sweet Wedding in My Garden!

Serena and Marcus planned to marry at the courthouse on Wednesday May 25th 2016, then she found me on line. She sent an inquiry on 5/21 asking if we could have their wedding in my wedding garden instead. I replied that would work for me. So Serena and her mother, Deanna, came by to have a look and decided my garden would be perfect! So I put together a proposed ceremony which also included a child's blessing for their sweet little baby, Aubrianna, and a family unity sand ceremony
At about 11:15 AM I met Marcus and their guests and escorted them to the garden which was all setup and ready. We squirreled Serena away inside and out of sight. (She had brought some pretty pink garlands we attached to the arbor and she left them for me to use for future weddings! Thank you, Serena!)
When everyone had arrived, Deanna escorted Serena down the aisle as the guests stood in honor of the bride. 
A warm welcome to their friends and family began the ceremony followed by a prayer and remembering those not with us on this day.
Their wedding day date was chosen because exactly two years prior they had met and fallen in love. 
They made their vows to each other. 

Then exchanged their rings. 
Then they poured the black, white and purple sand together symbolizing their new family!
The pronouncement of marriage!
Sealed with a kiss! 
Then I invited them to walk up the aisle over to the deck to enjoy their first dance together as husband and wife.
Serena specifically requested that a first dance be included as part of the wedding in my garden and it worked quite well as the couple waltzed around the deck to a special song with their guests watching on.
Serena and her mom, Deanna.
The pretty sand sculpture they created.
Father-daughter photo! Aubrianna is the sweetest baby!
Marcus and his guys!
Serena and Marcus, congratulations! I am so happy you found me and that I had the honor of joining you in marriage.  May you have the best of everything in life!!
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